The following statement can be attributed to the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
Ohio’s family farmers appreciate the inclusion of CAUV reform in the budget bill passed today by the Ohio House. The adjustments to the Current Agricultural Use Value formula will provide critical relief to farmers who have seen farmland taxes increase by more than 300 percent at a time when farm income has dropped dramatically. The bill also ensures that farmers are not penalized for adopting conservation practices that protect water quality.
OFBF thanks House members for being responsive to the needs of the farming community.
Ohio Farm Bureau also supports the bill’s crucial funding for Extension services, agricultural research and development and Soil and Water Conservation Districts. These services provide important science-based information that benefits the farm and food community.
OFBF designated HB 49 as a “Key Vote,” indicating its high level of importance to the agricultural community and rural Ohio.
This is a statement for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Joe Cornely, 614-246-8230.