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How Kasichís mid-biennium review affects you

Published Apr. 15, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau is taking a close look at Gov. John Kasichís 1,600-page mid-biennium review (MBR), a package of policy and budgetary provisions that lay out Kasichís goals for the year. The MBR has been split out into 14 separate bills so legislative committees can consider them. The MBR is comprehensive and covers everything from K-12 and higher education to various tax changes to amusement ride inspection fees.

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Farmers may have grain in the bin before farm bill details are out

Published Apr. 15, 2014

With a long awaited farm bill signed into law, itís now time to start putting the programs to work. Yvonne Lesicko, Ohio Farm Bureauís senior director of state and national policy, noted the legislation is significantly different than past bills.

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Your input helped us weigh in on wind farm case

Published Apr. 15, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureauís policies on alternative energy and private property rights are the guiding force for why the organization recently filed a brief with the Ohio Supreme Court in support of a wind turbine project in central Ohio.

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Members identify policies to promote agritourism

Published Apr. 15, 2014

Farm Bureau members with agritourism enterprises have provided insight into policies they need to help their farms thrive. Farm Bureauís public policy staff have identified a number of ways Ohio can promote more of these businesses. Among these are issues related to reducing burdensome regulations and minimizing liability when the farm is opened to the public.

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Invasive species bill is a key vote

Published Apr. 15, 2014

Invasive species can have a detrimental impact on farms, and Senate Bill 192 is a step in combating the problem. Sponsored by Sen. Gayle Manning , the bill granted exclusive authority to regulate invasive plant species to Ohioís director of agriculture. The bill has passed the senate and is awaiting a floor vote in the house.

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