Buckeye Farm News
Thieves pilfer lumber without a clear-cut law to punish them – OFBF met with the Ohio Forestry Association to discuss timber theft issues and with Rep. Ross McGregor regarding proposed timber theft legislation.
Members have access to information from experienced Farm Bureau staff –OFBF’s public policy team recently met with members on easement and drainage issues; responded to questions about Ohio’s new line fence law; and gave a presentation on legal issues impacting animal agriculture to an Ohio State University Animal Sciences class.
A strong legal team supports farmers – OFBF Assistant Director of Agricultural Law Information David Pennington was recently appointed as secretary to the Ohio State Bar Association’s Agricultural Law Committee. The statewide committee is made up of attorneys who practice or have a special interest in the area of agricultural law.
Climate change policies could open new avenues for agriculture – OFBF participated in a meeting hosted by the Environmental Defense Fund to discuss opportunities available to farmers to offset greenhouse gas emissions.
Improved technologies allow rural Ohioans to keep pace with an ever-changing world – OFBF participated in the Ohio Broadband Council’s Policy and Outreach Subcommittee meeting.
New issues could impact the long-term sustainability of agriculture – OFBF coordinated a meeting between USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Commodity Group executive directors to discuss Farm Bill Conservation Programs and participated in an Ag Viability Task Force Meeting.