Thursday, April 2, 2020
pigs in barn

Learn how COVID-19 started and whether pets, livestock or their owners can infect each other with COVID-19.

The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service will give over $600K to the PA Fish and Boat Commission to create opportunities for fishing and boating.
asian longhorned beetle

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is announcing plans for combatting the Asian longhorned beetle in New York, Massachusetts and Ohio.
FFA logo

Members of the Northwestern FFA Chapter competed in the State Ag Power and Diagnostics Career Development event March 6.
sheep showmanship

As 4-H events are canceled and postponed in response to COVID-19, fair officials are taking a wait and see approach to the 2020 fair season.
FFA members sit next to each other in chairs.

The 2020 Ohio FFA Convention has been canceled, following concerns and orders on the COVID-19 pandemic.
national guard members packing food

Thousands of people found themselves unemployed, suddenly, after COVID-19 measures forced businesses to close. That’s put a massive strain on food banks.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and other agencies say it's business as usual in the COVID-19 shutdown. But uncertainty looms for agricultural markets.
A buoy on Lake Erie.

On March 30, the application deadline for farmers for the H2Ohio program moved back to its original March 31 date, walking back a COVID-19 deadline change.
guy carrying cans

Food banks facing overwhelming demand are being hamstrung by bureaucratic red tape. It's leaving people hungry and putting them in danger.