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Members of Ohio Farm Bureauís AgriPOWER class recently traveled to Washington, D.C. for their fifth session.
2009 was yet another award-winning year for the Ohio Farm Bureau and its county Farm Bureaus.
Reduced funding forces layoffs, and more are projected
Numerous provisions of the Senate Agriculture Committee’s draft farm bill follow the American Farm Bureau Federation’s core principles for “rational, acceptable farm policy,” but there is room for adjustments to improve the legislation. American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman delivered that message to Senate Agriculture Committee leaders in a letter today following a meeting of the organization’s board of directors.
The American Farm Bureau Federation supports legislative efforts by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to stop an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.
American Farm Bureau is asking Congress to spread farm bill cuts across key program areas. The organizationís proposal represents a balance of multiple commodity and regional interests.
Health insurance costs are an ongoing and significant expense for farmers and ranchers and must be reduced so that they do not burden farm and ranch businesses with costs they cannot afford, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman told members of the Senate Finance Committee.
As Congress prepares to write a new farm bill, farmers at American Farm Bureauís annual meeting laid out a plan to preserve the core purpose of the federal legislation while recognizing the nationís fiscal situation.
If nothing else, the nationís ongoing discussion about food production has revealed the complexity of issues relating to economic, environmental and social sustainability.