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EPA clarifies oil spill prevention rules for farms

Published Jan. 21, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized changes to oil spill prevention rules that will apply to some farms and ranches with on-farm fuel storage. The deadline for farms to comply with the new rules is November 2010.

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Engage with local schools, ask legislators to support education programs

Published Apr. 17, 2013

Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute and high school agricultural education are facing big changes. Farmers are passionate about these programs and will need to get engaged with local school districts and legislators to determine if proposed changes will be beneficial or detrimental to local programs.

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Energy efficiency overhaul introduced

Published Nov. 14, 2013

A bill to overhaul state energy standards has been introduced in the Statehouse by Sen. William Seitz.

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Energy bill signed into law, regulates oil and gas industry

Published Jun. 21, 2012

Last week Gov. John Kasich signed into law Senate Bill 315, legislation that strengthens regulations for Ohio’s oil and gas industry. Introduced by Sen. Shannon Jones (R – Springboro), the bill establishes a regulatory framework for overseeing technologies allowing exploration of natural gas in deep shale rock formations, as well as other energy issues.

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Endsley named OFBF Director of Agricultural Law

Published Mar. 30, 2010

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has named Chad Endsley director of agricultural law.

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Endsley joins Farm Bureau staff

Published Apr. 19, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named Chad Endsley as director of agricultural law.

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End of Ohio Department of Agriculture?

Published Nov. 12, 2009

A proposal being considered by Ohio lawmakers calls for cutting the number of state departments in half and merging them into other offices.

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Employers required to notify workers by Oct 1

Published Sep. 3, 2013

All employers have a new deadline to meet under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). You are required to inform employees about what – if any – health insurance you will provide them and the employee’s ability to purchase health insurance coverage through state or federally administered insurance exchanges. The deadline is Oct. 1.

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Eminent domain issue resurfaces on Capitol Hill

Published Mar. 13, 2014

Farm Bureau-supported legislation that would strengthen private property rights was approved last week in the House of Representatives. The bill, the Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2013 (H.R. 1944), prohibits states that receive federal economic development funding from exercising eminent domain for private economic development. Ohio Farm Bureau was very involved with the initiative to reform eminent domain law in Ohio, to ensure the use of eminent domain for economic development purposes is strictly limited.

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Eleven ways farmers are working to protect water

Published Sep. 17, 2014

What steps have Ohio Farm Bureau, other ag groups and Ohio farmers taken to address water quality issues?

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