SWCD funding was significantly cut last year to balance the stateís budget. Language in Senate Bill 155 directs a portion of the stateís existing fee on the sale of new tires to help restore funding to local SWCDs.
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- Senate passes agritourism bill
- Legal with Leah: Ag sales tax exemption
- Vertical Farming on 'Town Hall Ohio'
- Growing Our Generation: Telling the story of agriculture
- OFBF pushes for action on proposed CAUV legislation
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Ohio Farm Bureau and the Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association have been working on legislation that would establish a framework for voluntary marketing agreements that set production standards for certain agricultural products.
Thereís a difference between being ticketed and being sued if youíre involved with an equipment accident on the road. Learn more, plus road rules and what to do if youíre in an accident from Farm Bureauís Leah Curtis.
What recourse do farmers have if they dispute their test results from the elevator? Farm Bureauís ag law director Leah Curtis and Joe Cornely talk about the options in the latest Legal with Leah.
Does the ag sales tax exemption apply to ATVs and utilities vehicles? Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Ag Law Leah Curtis definitively says: "sometimes." Learn about when these vehicles qualify, and for whom, in this latest Legal with Leah.
Many farmers utilize all purpose vehicles (APV) or all terrain vehicles (ATVs) on their farms. While APVs can be extremely helpful to farmers, they can also create problems when they are used to trespass on farm property. Ohio Farm Bureau has a brochure available to members in its legal information series that covers issues related to APVs that farmers may encounter.
The Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) will host its Annual Meeting and Industry Symposium on April 4 at the Fawcett Center at Ohio State University.
What a whirlwind session! We learned about so many aspects of agriculture in such a short period of time. Everything from social media to touring Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and had good conversations about GMOs, migrant farm workers and water quality. These are all issues that we in the agriculture industry face on a regular basis and we need to be able to support each other using our own talents and strengths.
AgriPower Class VI met Aug. 14 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster for our second session. The sessionís focus was centered on the role of media in agriculture today and how to best use social media to promote agriculture. We also were privileged to tour the OARDC facility as well as several local farms during our three-day session.
Frequent flier Porter Gale loves meeting people on planes. Recently, she found herself sitting next to a farmer.