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- Restructured Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has $10 million goal
- Protecting, improving agritourism
- Ohio Supreme Court case examines how grain bins are taxed
- A broader look at Ohio’s tax system
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Grandin told National Journal after her speech that there is no way to monitor every ranch and farm. But she has already told retailers that she believes they could conduct random audits of farms and ranches that would stop some of the egregious practices she is seeing. Grandin said she hopes to avoid government regulation. Activists are bound to use her words to call for more regulation.
There are 22 national research and promotion checkoff programs. The USDA estimates the organic exemption has freed up $13.6 million for the organic sector, which produces an estimated $35 billion in annual sales, according to the USDA.
â€śOur delegates are the men and women growing the food and fiber for our nation and much of the rest of the world every day,â€ť said AFBF President Bob Stallman. â€śThey have made great strides over the last decades in improving their environmental performance, in adopting cutting edge technologies and taking actions to make sure they can pass their farms and ranches on to the next generation.â€ť
In a panel discussion about operating costs and budgeting, local tax accountant Raymond Miller and Marlin Yoder, a produce grower from Indiana, challenged growers to do a better job of keeping records and tracking costs related to their business.
The measure, known as Section 179, included the purchases of farm equipment, which caused a bit of a holiday shopping rush at implement dealers across the country.