Statement from Ohio Farm Bureau Federation on House Passage of Farm Bill

For Immediate Release

Jan. 29, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Editors: The following statement may be attributed to John C. (Jack) Fisher, executive vice president, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

“Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that benefits all Ohioans by ensuring food and farm security for both consumers and farmers. The farm bill demonstrates fiscal responsibility, provides a needed safety net for farmers, protects important nutrition and food access programs and provides resources to help farmers protect the environment.

“We would like to thank House agriculture committee members Reps. Marcia Fudge and Bob Gibbs for their leadership in addition to all of Ohio’s House members who voted in favor of this important legislation.

“We now ask members of the Senate to also pass this farm bill agreement when it comes to them early next week. We appreciate Senate Agriculture Committee member Sherrod Brown’s leadership in advocating for passing the farm bill in the Senate and for his work on the conference committee.”