Monday, May 25, 2020

Food safety experts consider the risk of acquiring COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, through handling fresh produce extremely low.
Lake Erie, LEBOR, Lake Erie Bill of Rights, water quality,

Despite major budget cuts across state agencies, the Ohio Department of Agriculture will have $50 million available for Ohio farmers to improve conservation practices this year, through the H2Ohio initiative.

The U.S. has too much milk. Past attempts to curb the flow haven’t been successful or popular. But farmers may be coming around to supply management plans.

Though movies don’t often feature farmers or farms, agriculture has had some nods from Hollywood in the past. Some of the movies that are farm-centric may not be the gigantic and special effects-motivated summer blockbuster like The Dark Knight or Marvel’s: The Avengers, but they’re good entertainment.

Scientists recently reported cats can become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and may be able to pass the virus to other cats.
Livestock market

Understanding the terms in a livestock market report can be confusing. Here is a quick run down of what the terms being used on livestock during a sale means.
A man stands under a tent at a farmers market and talks to a woman in her car.

While farmers markets are included under essential businesses in Ohio and life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania, market coordinators are still concerned about safety for vendors and customers, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Highland bull shattered the life of Judy Ligo when he turned on her.
Medina Fair livestock sale

With many uncertainties remaining around mass gatherings for the summer, the COVID-19 pandemic is already affecting some decisions on the 2020 fair season.
The midway at the Canfield Fair.

As the 2020 fair season gets closer, no one seems to know what that season is going to look like, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For now, fairs remain in limbo.