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Published Feb. 5, 2009

House ag committee, CAFO air emissions, rural education, ammonium nitrate, Great Lakes Advisory Board, Trends and Issues Conference

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Lawmakers will sort through the governor's plans over the coming months.

Agriculture among sectors to see cuts, fee hikes in budget plan

Published Feb. 5, 2009

On the heels of his proposal to prevent a more than $7 billion budget shortfall, Gov. Ted Strickland recently told Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) members that it’s time for the state to toughen up and make wise decisions.

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Pesticide use ?near water may need federal permit

Published Feb. 5, 2009

An appeals court has vacated an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that allowed pesticides to be applied to U.S. waters without a Clean Water Act permit.

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Vilsack, Salazar, Jackson, Browner and Chu

The president’s picks

Published Feb. 5, 2009

New leaders want ‘sustainable’ policies, vow to combat global warming

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Guest worker program got last minute change

Published Feb. 5, 2009

With a new Congress and president in power, activists say they plan to continue their push for immigration reform.

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