State house

Action needed on CAUV reform

CAUV reform has been included in the state budget, and the time to act is now. There has never been a more critical time to voice your support of CAUV reform! Call your member of the Ohio House of Representatives and ask him or her to protect and keep the CAUV language in the proposed state budget.

You can use the Find Your Legislator function at the Farm Votes Matter website to look up contact information for your representative. If you would like to send your representative an email, you can visit the Legislative Action Center to do so.

Please be sure to contact them no later than May 3.

April 25, the House of Representatives leadership team announced language is included in the proposed state budget that will help bring relief to farmers who have faced uncertainty from increasing CAUV valuation. There are organizations working in opposition to CAUV reform, therefore it is essential for our local legislators to know you support this measure.

Ohio Farm Bureau has been working with House members to accomplish CAUV reform, but now it is up to our members to help protect and keep CAUV language in the budget by making sure statewide support is voiced. House members need to hear from farmers and property owners regarding their support of this CAUV language, and will need to hear from you before the budget is voted out of the House.

To contact your legislator online and learn more about the work being done, what is in the bill, or what the budget process will look like moving forward, visit the Farm Votes Matter website.

Lynn Snyder 

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