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- Updates from Ohio Farm Bureau's 95th Annual Meeting
- Agriculture really is cool!
- Farm bill negotiations underway, Brown outlines priorities
- Important things to know for the 95th OFBF annual meeting
- Students invited to learn more about political process through Capitol Challenge
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Hunting is the best and most effective management tool for maintaining Ohio’s healthy deer population. Hunters have harvested 162,720 deer so far in the 2013 hunting seasons, compared to 171,867 at the same point last year, a 5% difference.
The U.S. House passed a stopgap farm measure on Thursday to avert a potential doubling in dairy prices while lawmakers wrap up a new farm bill Lawmakers passed the bill, which extends current law until January 31, on a voice vote and sent it to the Senate, where the Democratic leaders oppose it and chances of passage are low.
Their alliance reflected a more than five-decade relationship between rural and urban lawmakers that made farm bills possible, a kind of model for how Congress, through compromises and trade-offs, can find majorities for legislation that primarily benefits minorities or narrower interests.
This is the first time alternative fuels approved for jet engines and marine diesel engines will be available through regular procurement practices. The regular procurement process lowers barriers for alternative domestic fuel suppliers to do business with DOD, a USDA statement said.
It’s a broad piece of legislation that affects everything from the price of milk and beef to federal nutrition programs for the nation’s poor families and senior citizens. If a Farm Bill isn’t passed by early 2014, policy watchers warn, everyone will be impacted in some way.