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Buckeye Farm News

When new laws update old laws, people must also be updated – OFBF staff trained township trustees on their responsibilities under the new line fence law.

Livestock groups are seeking information on trends in animal welfare initiatives  OFBF gave presentations to four district Ohio Cattlemen’s Association meetings regarding the impact of California’s Proposition 2 on the livestock industry; provided an update on issues to the American Veal Association; and met with the Animal Ag Alliance to discuss animal welfare/rights issues.

Agriculture is always in need of new spokespersons  OFBF planned, hosted and coordinated the sixth session of its inaugural AgriPOWER Institute.

Farm Bureau provides its members with support in regards to their property rights – OFBF jointly filed a “friend of the court” brief with Mahoning County Farm Bureau in a case currently on appeal in support of a member’s property rights and his right to farm.

Farmers need to be aware of their legal responsibilities   Ohio Farm Bureau joined OSU Extension in a grant application to the USDA to obtain funds to conduct training of small farmers in legal topics related to farm leases and farming contracts; and gave a presentation of current legal issues to a Mercer County leaders group.

Lynn Snyder 

Lynn Snyder is senior director of communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.