Archive - Dec 21, 2011 - News Article
The Auglaize County Commissioners are working with educators from the local Ohio State University Extension Office as they move forward with less funding and less staffing.
Beth Miller, who has served as the countyâ€™s 4-H youth development extension educator, said those duties are keeping her busy and are to be picking up as sheâ€™s learning the responsibilities of extension director, a job she took over in September after Lois Clarkâ€™s retirement.
With recyclables earning less than in past years and expenses climbing, the city of Wapakonetaâ€™s Recycling Fund is expected to have a small deficit, according to early budget estimates.
Wapakoneta City Council 3rd Ward Councilor Bonnie Wurst, who is to assume the chairmanship of the Finance Committee in 2012, says she is not worried because additional money from the Refuse Fund will be transferred into the account to make sure the fund is balanced.
A state farm official says a possible new farm bill may cut all areas in the U.S. farm safety net.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation President Adam Sharp, who spoke in great length at the Auglaize County Farmers breakfast on Tuesday, provided a history and the affects the farm bill would have on Ohio farmers. The current farm bill, written in 2007, is set to expire at the end of 2012. Sharp said the committee could potentially cut the entire farm bill.
â€śThere is a general belief that we are heavily subsidizing farmers and it simply isnâ€™t true,â€ť Sharp said.