Sunday, January 17, 2021

President Donald Trump signed the $2.3 trillion government spending and coronavirus relief package, sending $13 billion to agricultural programs.
amusement rides and games with lights at a fair at night.

A bill intended to update fair rules and help Ohio fairs work around budget challenges and update state law about fairs and amusement rides recently passed the state legislature.
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Lawmakers are trying to help the bottlenecked meat processing industry, but will it be enough to help packers catch up with demand?

The Wolf Administration released a report detailing the efforts of agencies and research institutions in Pennsylvania to combat chronic wasting disease.
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Catch up on local FFA news from Clear Fork FFA, Northwestern FFA, Plymouth FFA and Zane Trace FFA.
Charity steer

McKalynne Helmke was one of the exhibitors selected to raise a steer, show it and auction it to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife has identified a positive test for chronic wasting disease in a wild Ohio white-tailed deer.
Lake Erie shore and rocks.

Near the end of the legislative session, Dec. 17, House Bill 7 passed its final vote. As the state approaches the end of the H2Ohio program’s first year, supporters say the bill will create more infrastructure for monitoring and managing those efforts. The bill establishes a State Watershed Planning and Management Program.
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A recent study from The Center for Rural Pennsylvania confirmed what many have been saying: rural Pennsylvanians are often getting slower internet speeds at higher prices than urban Pennsylvanians. But it also suggested that rural residents are more willing to pay for broadband than urban residents.
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A Franklin County judge blocked fees that were to be tacked onto Ohioans’ electric bills as part of the House Bill 6 $1 billion nuclear plant bailout.