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MONTPELIER— The Williams Soil and Water Conservation District has a new technician for the H2Ohio program.

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May 11-14 the Millcreek-West Unity FFA Chapter celebrated its FFA Week. The week was filled with a variety of activities and events for Millcreek-West Unity Local Schools students and staff as well as FFA members.

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Farmers across Ohio have continued planting, but total progress on the corn crop has dipped below the five-year average.

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Paige Briner, senior at Edon High School, is ready to do her part in educating future citizens about where their food comes from and the importance of agriculture. Briner gathered with her parents, Kory and Jessica Briner, as well as her agricultural educator and FFA advisor, Mrs. Hannah Eve…

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The Ohio Department of Agriculture is accepting comments and will hold a public meeting on a draft Permit to Install (PTI) and a draft Permit to Operate (PTO) for the proposed expansion of a swine finishing facility in Madison Township.

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State Department of Insurance Director Judith L. French is reminding Ohio farmers that March 15 is the final date to purchase or modify federal crop insurance coverage on 2021 spring-planted crops.

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The Fairview FFA Chapter has worked hard all year long, and in the past years, to apply for degrees and awards. Finally, this success has paid off. Last week, members who applied for proficiencies received their results in their areas. Cassie Mavis placed second at the district level in her …

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Farmers will be bearing some responsibility to deal with climate change based off an executive order signed by President Joe Biden last week.

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Gov. Mike DeWine is continuing his commitment to Ohio’s waterways by earmarking around $240 million for his H2Ohio program for the next two years.

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To help Ohio farmers and agribusinesses finance the up-front costs of this year’s growing season, Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague opened the 2021 Ag-LINK application period on Jan. 13. The application period will remain open through March 19.

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MONTPELIER — Hake Family Farms’ dedication to conservation has earned them the Outstanding Cooperator of the Year Award from the Williams Soil and Water Conservation District.

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Rains across the state last week slowed harvest, bringing farmers behind the five-year average.

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Approximately half of Williams County is in a moderate drought while the rest is classified as being abnormally dry as crop conditions in the country saw a slight decline recently.

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As of Aug. 20, nearly 65% of the state, including all of Williams County, was experiencing abnormally dry weather conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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The Williams Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has a new district technician.

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Crops are starting to become stressed from the above-average heat and dry soil.

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Corn planting is officially complete in the state, but dry weather is causing stress on the crops, according the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Williams County and Ohio as a whole are all but done with the planting season, leaving local farmers almost desperate for a bit of rain.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has put a damper on many things, but 4-H’ers are doing what they can to adapt and weather this storm.

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Ohio is seeing budget cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic, but H2Ohio funding survived the cut.

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While some people in the state were reporting average to record years for maple syrup production, local production was lower.