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Can Hemp Boost Ohio’s Farm Economy?

This week, Senate Bill 57, sponsored by Republican legislators Brian Hill and Stephen A. Huffman, was introduced in the Ohio Senate. The bill aims to legalize hemp cultivation and processing in Ohio as well as legalize the sale of hemp-derived products like CBD oil. The ...

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Fifth annual Heroes Tribute Hunt slated for March 23

The fifth annual Heroes Tribute Hunt will be held Saturday, March 23 at the Gallipolis Elks Farm near Gallipolis. The hunt is geared towards disabled veterans and has several sponsors including the Appalachian Valley Chapter of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA), McKean ...

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Piqua library to host gardening series

PIQUA — The Piqua Public Library will host a gardening series focused on native Ohio plants. Each Saturday in March, a local expert will present on a topic relating to native plants. Free seed packets of native plants will be available at each presentation, while ...

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New Agriculture Director Wants To Know What Farmers Want

The new head of the Ohio Department of Agriculture is traveling around the state, talking to farmers about their needs. Former lawmaker Dorothy Pelanda says the goal of her listening tour is simple. “To let them know who I am, to let them know that ...

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Shed hunting deepens connection with whitetail herd

The holistic approach to whitetail herd management adopted by most in recent years means even though the deer hunting season ends in six days, contact with and active observation of deer herds continue. Beginning roughly next month and carrying on throughout the spring, one much-favored ...

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Gallia Cattlemen hosting black vulture and coyote presentation

Black vultures, coyotes, and other animals can wreak havoc on small local farms, businesses, parks, and homes. These creatures may affect us all in different ways. They can prey on our livestock like baby calves, chickens, and lambs. These predators also have been documented as ...

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Bald eagle sightings on the rise across Ohio as nesting season approaches

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Residents in Ohio can expect to see more bald eagles as their nesting season is fast approaching. Officials with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources said that nesting season for bald eagles begins in February. Leading up to nesting, the birds are ...

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Walleye catch

A recommendation to increase the daily limit of walleye to six during the spring spawning season in 2020 stood out among fish and game proposals announced last week by the wildlife division. For many years, the walleye limit from Lake Erie and its tributaries has ...

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Grin and bear it: Ohio motorist has rare encounter with black bear

A driver motoring along a stretch of State Route 32 in northeastern Adams County around 11 p.m. on Christmas night had a very close encounter with an Ohio native that has been a rarity here for more than 150 years. The motorist struck and killed ...

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Millersburg man found guilty of poaching faces nearly $30k in fines and loses hunting privileges

Junior L. Troyer, 43, of Millersburg was found guilty of poaching a $27,000 trophy buck after pleading no-contest to five charges. They included providing false information while game checking deer, attaching a game check number to a deer other than the deer it was issued ...

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