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2014 Wyandot County Farm Bureau Adopted Policy Resolutions

Published Nov. 5, 2013 | Discuss this article on Facebook

COUNTY

  • We support a working relationship with the Humane Society of Wyandot County and encourage education on animal rights vs. animal welfare and on the difference of Humane Society of United States vs. the local Humane Society.
  • We encourage an increase in Force Account Limits to allow county governments to repair infrastructure within their abilities. We also encourage general maintenance and upkeep on all county infrastructures.
  • We support the continued education of agriculture to students in Wyandot County in such organizations as FFA and 4-H.
  • We encourage our members that operate farm markets or sell produce at farmersí markets to participate as approved vendors in both the WIC Farmersí Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program.
  • We support working with Nationwide Insurance.
  • We support the promotion of our $2500 property protection program to help educate and reduce rural crime.
  • We support the efforts of the newly formed Community Gardens.

STATE

  • We encourage an increase in Force Account Limits to allow county governments to repair infrastructure within their abilities.
  • We support Agricultural Education to consumers, youth and producers by supporting funding for OSU Extension, SWCD and Career Tech Education.
  • We encourage legislation to ban frivolous lawsuits.
  • We encourage our members that operate farm markets or sell produce at farmersí markets to participate as approved vendors in both the WIC Farmersí Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program.
  • Alternative Energy. †We support the continued effort to keep informing our members of the proís and conís of proposed alternative energy projects by providing unbiased educational information.
  • We support the promotion of our $2500 property protection program to help educate and reduce rural crime.
  • We support maintaining sufficient staffing and funding to implement and properly run our farm and conservation programs with USDA Service Centers that our housed in co-locations such as Soil & Water, NRCS, & FSA.

NATIONAL †

  • We oppose the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (Cap and Trade). We encourage the education on the repercussion that this bill will have on the American people.
  • 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 oppose a socialized health program. We support fixing the problems with the current system.
  • We encourage funds be allocated to repair and maintain infrastructures.
  • We encourage the Clean Water Act language be redefined to clarify navigable waters to be reduced to lakes, rivers, and streams only.
  • We support the permanent repeal of the federal estate tax.

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