Sunday, April 5, 2020
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Food banks facing overwhelming demand are being hamstrung by bureaucratic red tape. It's leaving people hungry and putting them in danger.

In response to criticism of an ODNR proposal to change coyote trapping and hunting rules, Rep. Don Jones introduced a new coyote bill in the Ohio House. The new bill would specify that there are no limitation on seasons for hunting or trapping and no permits required to take coyotes.
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Many agricultural businesses are still open after stay-at-home orders were enacted, but they’ve changed the way they operate.
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Firelands FFA members submitted application and officer books for evaluation and Black River FFA chapter started off its spring judging invitationals.

The National Rifle Association has launched the NRA experienced hunter education course — an online review of everything an experienced hunter should know.

 Next Generation 4-H Club met March 8 to install newly elected officers — Alex Courtney, president; Heath Criss, vice president; Stella Zippay, secretary. 
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Demand for fluid milk — half gallons and gallons — at retail outlets surged after the COVID-19 outbreak hit the U.S.
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Schools, colleges and some businesses are transitioning to online learning in response to COVID-19 risks. In rural areas with limited broadband access, this presents some challenges.
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Agriculture is considered essential business during COVID-19 closures, but farms may face challenges with the H-2A visa program and labor on the farm.
Austin Timmons

Austin Timmons found a 4-point whitetail antler shed, in Salem, Ohio on March 14, 2020.