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With a pandemic still in full swing, Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed a bill that would have reopened county fairs. Senate Bill 375, which would have voided a July public health order to restrict Ohio fairs to junior fairs only, passed the Ohio legislature in December with largely partisan votes and discussions.

This year has been a mixed bag for farmers. A global pandemic brought challenges with processing and logistics, in addition to health concerns. That same pandemic shifted focus back to local food, as larger systems struggled. It’s been a year of adapting, adjusting plans and solving problems on the fly. Some have struggled. Others have seen their businesses boom.

Judith Sutherland shares a personal experience and urges readers to learn to live with gratitude a difficult year comes to a close.

The launch of the Creamery at Pleasant Lane Farms in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, can’t be told without talking about the pandemic.

President Donald Trump signed the $2.3 trillion government spending and coronavirus relief package, sending $13 billion to agricultural programs.

Shortly after midnight Dec. 18, the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 375, a bill that seeks to void a July 30 health order limiting fairs to junior fairs only.

There will be no butter sculpture at the 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show due to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases statewide.

The pandemic has turned the farm economy on its head this year. With direct government payments up drastically, net farm income for 2020 is projected to be the highest it’s been since 2013, according to a Dec. 2 Farm Income Forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.

During the current outbreak, Linda Saif has been working with other Ohio State researchers on a test to detect antibodies in those who have had COVID-19.

Job losses resulting from the coronavirus pandemic have affected many, but workers in some demographic groups and industry sectors have been hit harder.