Ohio Farm Bureau is conducting an intensive review of the state and local tax burden on Ohio farmers and landowners. OFBF has hired a tax consulting firm, Howard Fleeter & Associates, to provide estimates of several types of taxes paid by the agricultural sector over the past 20 years.
Policy & Politics
Ohio Farm Bureau understands the importance of members and staff working together to accomplish the organization’s legislative and regulatory goals.
With the state legislature and Congress back in full session, Ohio Farm Bureau’s policy department has been busy examining various proposals that impact agriculture such as taxes, water quality and nutrient application.
Ohio Farm Bureau Board Trustee Roger Baker was in Washington, D.C. listening to a House panel discussion about the causes of the harmful algal blooms (HABs) on Lake Erie when his ears perked up.
The fifth session of AgriPOWER Class VI focused on local government and local issues in the Toledo area. The class also learned about local government from township, county and city government officials in that part of the state.
From the courthouse to the statehouse to the U.S. Capitol and in government agencies at all levels, county Farm Bureau public policy action teams cultivate relationships with elected officials and organize Farm Bureau's membership to be effective grassroots advocates.
Advisory teams discuss current issues within their team, write and recommend new policies related to their team's issues and recommend any programming or activities needed related to their team.
AgriPOWER is an elite program that focuses on public policy issues confronting agriculture and the food industry. Limited to 20 participants, the institute helps them develop the skills necessary to become effective leaders and advocates for agriculture.