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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda announced July 6 that H2Ohio’s farmer incentive program is expanding into 10 additional counties in the Western Lake Erie Basin.

The Ohio legislature agreed on the state’s next biennial budget late June 28. The final version of the budget includes funding for broadband expansion and for the H2Ohio water quality initiative for the next two years, among other things.

The Ohio House significantly cut back the funding Gov. Mike DeWine proposed for H2Ohio in its version of the next budget. Now, as the Senate considers the bill, legislators will have to consider whether to go with the funding the House recommends, or make further adjustments.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine unveiled a new proposal for the next executive budget for the state Feb. 1, including a $1 billion Investing in Ohio Initiative aimed at helping Ohio’s economy recover from the impact of the pandemic, and investments in H2Ohio, broadband, nutrition and food access and farmland preservation.

Gov. Mike Dewine signed the Ohio budget July 18. The budget includes funding for water quality improvement projects and agricultural organizations.

Farm and conservation groups continue to follow the Ohio budget, which must be signed into law by July 1.