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LIMA — Yields are slightly below average, but recent upticks in grain markets that one area agricultural expert termed “generally unheard of” could make this year’s fall harvest a profitable one for farmers after all.

FOSTORIA – AgCredit, a cooperative lender to 18 counties in northern Ohio, donated more than 6,100 cans of tomato sauce to the West Ohio Food Bank, Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio as part of its ongoing corporate mission to help residents…

Farmers harvest corn along Liberty Hi Road just west of Bowling Green over the weekend. Unseasonably warm weather continues through the weekend and into next week.

PEMBERVILLE — In a normal year, the Eastwood FFA holds the annual FFA Banquet during the beginning of April. Due to complications with COVID-19 this year, they could not hold an in-person banquet.

NORTHWOOD – Hirzel Canning Company is proud to announce its Tomato Grower Award winners from the 2019 harvest season. These growers are recognized for their mastery of growing and delivering high quality, fresh tomatoes to Hirzel Canning. The locally grown tomatoes are then processed into a …

Dawson Bushman, with Dowling Stir and Stock 4-H Club, concentrates before entering the show ring Wednesday evening during the junior fair at the Wood County Fairgrounds. 4-H members spent the day and evening showing cattle to a judge. The junior fair concludes this evening.

Carter Foos, with Country Roots 4-H Club, uses forced air to dry his beef feeders Wednesday morning at the Wood County Fair. The junior fair activities continue through Friday.

Kaitlyn Huber balances an egg on a spoon during the “egg and spoon race” at the horse arena during the Wood County Fair Monday afternoon. Equine events continue throughout the week at the fair.

2019 Wood County Junior Fair King Will Gase, left, puts a sash over newly crowned king, Sam Eiben, during the Wood County Junior Fair King and Queen Ceremony on Monday. Eiben comes from Bowling Green High School, by way of the Penta Career Center. He graduated from the Advanced Manufacturing…

The Wood County Senior Fair Board decided on several changes to the 2020 fair, which starts Monday, at a special board meeting on Wednesday. The meeting was called after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine scaled back fair operations on Tuesday.

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REYNOLDSBURG – After increasing reports of Ohio citizens receiving packages of unsolicited seeds in the mail, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is again urging the public to report and submit any unsolicited seed packets to ODA.

After much deliberation and discussion the Quilt Day Committee has decided to cancel Quilt Day at the 2020 Wood County Fair, because of coronavirus.

An agriculture instructor is the guest speak at Thursday’s Northwest Ohio Ag-business Forum, which will be online.

This past week I decided that it was a good time to wash the vinyl siding on my home. While removing the shutters, I came face to face with a somewhat angry wasp.

Smart gardeners know managing water in a home landscape not only conserves water resources, but will also lead to healthy plants. How much water does a home landscape need? The answer is rooted in understanding your garden soil and plants needs at various stages during their life cycle.

TONTOGANY — The Otsego Penta FFA Chapter recently held its 57th Annual FFA Banquet virtually. The banquet recognized members for their accomplishments throughout the year.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A soil scientist whose research led to improved food production and a better understanding of how atmospheric carbon can be held in the soil to help combat climate change was named this year's recipient of the World Food Prize on Thursday.

A farmer plants crops Tuesday morning near the corner of Liberty Hi Road and Cross Creek Road east of Tontogany. Farmers throughout the area have begun planting.

Between April 1 and 18, multiple dairy farms in northeast and western Ohio were among many across the nation to dispose of milk at the direction of processors and cooperatives that said they couldn’t use the usual amount shipped to them. Schools, restaurants and other facilities closed due t…

On April 17, the preliminary details about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program were released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture program aimed to assist farmers, ranchers and consumers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Otsego High School FFA students didn’t want to miss out on their annual Drive Your Tractor to School Day, so they planned a modified version, driving past their teacher’s house. The students drove by the home of ag teacher and FFA adviser Debbie Ayers on April 25. The surprise was planned by…

Alan Sundermeier is known for his extensive extension knowledge that assists farmers.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After enduring extended trade disputes and worker shortages, U.S. hog farmers were poised to finally hit it big this year with expectations of climbing prices amid soaring domestic and foreign demand.

COLUMBUS — The H2Ohio program, which aims at reducing phosphorus in the Maumee River Watershed, is in jeopardy due to the new coronavirus and its effect on the state budget.

Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Healthy Finances professionals are sensitive to the economic challenges families and their communities are facing during the coronavirus pandemic.

The 4-H CarTeens program has been a viable source of driver education for first-time teen traffic offenders in Wood County since 2010.