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USDA partners to improve electric infrastructure for more than 347,000 aural Americans across 13 States

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $398.5 million (PDF, 105 KB) to improve rural electric service in 13 states, including Ohio. “Reliable and affordable electricity is undeniably a necessity in today’s world,” Hazlett said. “Under the leadership …

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White House continues trade war with China

In a move that will further escalate trade tensions, the Trump administration announced its intention to place a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods and threatened to levy tariffs on an additional $267 billion worth of imports. The Chinese government has already responded in kind with …

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Ohio State students to lead educational demonstrations for youth at Farm Science Review

Ohio State’s fourth-year agriscience education students will lead interactive demonstrations each day from 10am-2:30pm to Farm Science Review visitors, including high school students, at the Gwynne Conservation Area. These demonstrations, created by agriscience education students in the teaching methods course, are designed to engage students in agricultural and environmental sciences. …

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Neighborly fence care

By Christine Gelley, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, OSU Extension Noble County Fence care can make tempers flare between neighbors. Typically, when neighbors have similar goals, an agreeable strategy for fence maintenance can be worked out easily. When land use pursuits differ, there is a higher likelihood for conflict. One …

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