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2014 Adopted Policies

Published Nov. 1, 2013 | Discuss this article on Facebook

LOCAL:

We support a working relationship with the Hardin County Humane Society and encourage education on animal rights vs. animal welfare.

We support Agricultural Education to consumers, youth and producers by supporting funding for OSU Extension, SWCD and all other agriculture agencies.

We support local farmers markets and agri-tourism in Hardin County and encourage all local producers to use the Buying Local Program as well as a general promotion of a more positive image of Hardin County.

We support the research, exploration and use of renewable energy in Hardin County.

We encourage everyone to support our local school districts.

We encourage and support the formation and implementation of the Neighborhood Watch Program and encourage greater use of the $2,500 Reward Program.

STATE:

We support that all state universities do not become privatized and we support continuation of Agricultural Education to consumers, youth and producers by supporting funding for OSU Extension, SWCD and Career Tech education.

We oppose policies and or legislation of any non agriculture organization and or association that could determine the productivity and efficiency of animal agriculture production.

We encourage reasonable and uniform statewide regulations and guidelines for the sale of energy produced and taxation of wind turbine operation in Ohio.

We encourage reasonable and uniform statewide water quality guidelines across agriculture and residential communities.

We would like to maintain our current CAUV re-evaluation of every three years or less.

We encourage that wetlands continue to be covered under lower CAUV rates.

We support the concept and expansion of the STEM program (science, technology, engineering, and math) which emphasizes agricultural education opportunities.

NATIONAL:

We oppose policies and or legislation of any non agriculture organization and or association that could determine the productivity and efficiency of animal agriculture production.

We support regulation of country of origin labeling for all imports into the United States.

We urge that all import standards should meet the quality of domestic standards of the USDA and FDA.

We encourage the use of the Highway Trust funds to be used only to build and maintain roads.

We support passage of a Farm Bill that maintains crop insurance protection and SWCD programs.

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