For Immediate Release
June 5, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Editors: The following statement may be attributed to John C. (Jack) Fisher, executive vice president, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
“Farm Bureau members appreciate Gov. Kasich’s signing of Senate Bill 150. This new law benefits all Ohioans by helping farmers take effective steps to preserve the quality of our state’s waters. It will complement the many voluntary actions already being taken by responsible farmers.
“The bill meets Farm Bureau policy goals of including an educational component, being economically feasible and being a part of a comprehensive strategy to reduce all sources of nutrients that may get into Ohio’s waters. It also provides farmers with an option to employ an affirmative defense in lawsuits related to fertilizer application.”
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