Policy & Politics

Agricultural funding in the state budget

Published May. 31, 2013

OFBF Executive Vice President Jack Fisher sent the following letter to the Ohio Senate emphasizing the importance of agricultural funding in the state budget.

Comments submitted on Apr. 8, 2008 regarding Dairy Labeling

Published Apr. 8, 2008

Comments sent to the Ohio Department of Agriculture regarding the modified and re-filed dairy labeling rule.

Comments submitted on April 17, 2009 regarding Ohio Water Quality Standards

Published Apr. 20, 2009

Draft Revisions to Ohio Water Quality Standards, OAC Chapter 3745-1, submitted to Ohio EPA, Division of Surface Water

Comments submitted on Aug. 8, 2008 regarding water well standards

Published Aug. 11, 2008

Draft Revisions to Ohio Water Well Standard rules OAC 3745 - 9, submitted to Ohio EPA, Division of Drinking and Ground Waters

Comments submitted on Mar. 12, 2008 regarding Dairy Product Labeling

Published Mar. 17, 2008

OFBF wishes to thank the Ohio Department of Agriculture for taking responsible measures and actions regarding the labeling of dairy products as it relates to the use of rbST by dairy farmers.

Comments submitted on Mar. 7, 2008 regarding Outdoor Wood-Fired Boilers (OWBs)

Published Mar. 12, 2008

OFBF believes that all existing installed OWBs should be grandfathered and exempted from the emission standard limits. Setback and stack height requirements should be established for new installations.

Comments submitted on Nov. 10, 2008 regarding NPDES

Published Nov. 11, 2008

Rule revision to facilitate transfer of NPDES Program for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations to Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Comments submitted on Oct. 10, 2008 regarding Biosolids Rules

Published Oct. 13, 2008

Proposed Draft Biosolids Rules, OAC 3745 - 40 submitted to Ohio EPA, Division of Surface Water

Motor Carrier Weight Threshold Rules Revised

Published Dec. 17, 2010

The Public Utilities Commission (PUCO) has revised its rules relative to motor carrier transportation safety. These revised rules now extend PUCO jurisdiction to regulate vehicle safety to vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 10,001 to 26,000 pounds that are operating...


New Ohio Livestock Care Standards become effective Sept. 29

Published Aug. 11, 2011

Ohio Department of Agriculture Director James Zehringer announced animal care rules developed by the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will become effective Sept. 29, 2011. Farm community encouraged to attend five regional informational meetings.