Monday, April 12, 2021

Brood X, also known as the Great Eastern Brood of cicadas , will be emerging from the soil after many years of developing underground.
power lines

Gov. Mike DeWine signed legislation last week to repeal parts of the controversial House Bill 6, including the $1 billion nuclear plant bailout. But millions in subsidies for aging coal-fired power plants and yet-to-be-built utility-scale solar farms remain.

To reach President Joe Biden's goal of having a 100% clean energy grid by 2035, hundreds of gigawatts of solar energy need to be installed five times faster than it is now. So, the Department of Energy is investing $128 million with the goal of dramatically cutting the cost of solar energy.
Bald eagle feeding chick

Populations of the American bald eagle have quadrupled since 2009, according to a new report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners.
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Bill Patterson, of Chesterland, Ohio is the new president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He took over after Frank Burkett resigned to stand for election for the Nationwide board of directors.

Grain farmers are cautiously optimistic about the outlook for 2021, following a strange 2020. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Prospective Plantings report, released March 31, said corn planted in 2021 is estimated to be about 91.1 million acres, up less than 1% from 2020. Soybean acreage is expected to be about 87.6 million acres, up about 5% from last year.
Ohio Department of Health Mask-Wearing Sign

Find out how to report noncompliance with Ohio's statewide mandatory mask order and learn about the COVID-19 resources available in each health district.

The Ohio Wildlife Council received two updates to the upcoming 2021-22 waterfowl hunting seasons during its regularly scheduled meeting March 17.
gardening news

Catch up on gardening news and events in Ohio.
Farm Science Review drone demo

The National Agricultural Aviation Association is asking all drone operators to be extra mindful of low-flying manned agricultural aircraft operations.