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.