Saturday, October 24, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage

COVID-19 News

Despite the pandemic, attendance and interest hasn’t been lacking at many agritourism farms this fall. Farms have still had to make some adjustments, but fall agritourism is still happening in Ohio this year.

Between the pandemic's impact on the 2020 fair season and on off-season event centers and other rentals, fairs have been hit hard this year.

Learn how meatpackers used lobbyists to influence policy related to staffing requirements amid COVID-19 and how the death of Tony Corbo may compound things.

Up to an additional $14 billion dollars is available for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Sign-up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin Sept. 21 and run through Dec. 11.

Recent changes to U.S. Postal Service operations have some rural Ohioans concerned about possible impacts during and after the November election this year.

Dairy Excel columnist David Marrison considers some issues within dairy industry and other agricultural sectors that the pandemic has shed light on.

Find more COVID-19 news here.

COVID-19 Cancelations

The midway at the Canfield Fair.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some fair boards have canceled all or part of their fair for the 2020 season.
4-H-logo

Ohio State University Extension is canceling all 4-H events, activities and programs through July 6, and all 4-H camps through Aug. 31, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kirk Bloir, Ohio's 4-H assistant director told 4-H members and volunteers in an email today.
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.
ffa girl talks about dairy

Across Pennsylvania and Ohio, 4-H and extension activities are on hold to hopefully slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
livestock unloading

To combat the spread of COVID-19, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is recommending farmers not stick around after unloading livestock at auction facilities.

Find more COVID-19 cancelations here.

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