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The Ohio State Fair will return in 2021, after being canceled entirely in 2020. But with pandemic restrictions and other concerns still lingering, it will be limited to mainly livestock competitions and sales, and some youth non-livestock project judging.

The USDA will dedicate at least $6 billion to the new USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers, and will also distribute aid that was put on hold or newly allocated in the Consolidated Appropriations Act.

The USDA announced the nationwide extension to allow all children to continue to receive nutritious meals this summer when schools are out of session.

Judith Sutherland recalls the day she went to the gymnasium of the school her father graduated from to be given a new polio vaccine in liquid form.

Fair boards can plan on having full fairs in Ohio this year, said Gov. Mike DeWine in a March 11 press conference.  “Based upon what we are seeing now, our anticipation is that we will be able to have full county fairs … this year,” DeWine said.

If we learned anything from the pandemic, it is that food is comfort, security and, for many, an act of love.

The USDA announced it is investing $42.3 million to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities.

Ohio 4-H extension educators see two trends with 4-H’ers this year. Some are taking a year off or otherwise stepping back from the program, largely due to concerns about the pandemic. Others are doubling down, despite lingering uncertainties. 4-H leaders are continuing to work out details of the 2021 season, as enrollment deadlines approach.

The Voices for Food project has facilitated community gardens, renovated food pantries and launched food councils in four Ohio counties.

National and local groups say meatpacking, farm workers and grocery store workers need to be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine access.