Policy & Politics

Ohio Farm Bureau staff testimony on HB 276

Published Mar. 2, 2012

OFBF Director of State Policy Beth Vanderkooi testified before the Senate Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Committee in support of House Bill 276.

Testimony on the Health of Lake Erie

Published Dec. 19, 2011

OFBF senior director for environmental policy Dr. Larry Antosch testified before the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee regarding the health of Lake Erie.

Farmers Urge Passage of HCR27

Published Dec. 13, 2011

Two central Ohio Farm Bureau members recently testified on legislation introduced by State Representative Bob Peterson (R- Sabina) that calls on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reconsider the FCC order granting the broadband network provider, LightSquared, conditional...

OFBF Testifies as an Interested Party on SB109

Published Dec. 13, 2011

OFBF recently weighed in on a new piece of proposed legislation which would effectively immunize trespassers from liability if they enter a property to “beautify” it. Senate Bill 109 attempts to change the current trespassing laws to provide immunization from any criminal trespassing charges...

Ohio Farm Bureau testimony on HB 276

Published Nov. 18, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau staff testimony in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on HB 276, an Ohio Farm Bureau priority bill to clarify the zoning and CAUV status for on-farm energy production that is secondary or incidental to farming.