Action Alert

With the election behind us, both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are respectively in discussions to find a pathway to pass a farm bill. If a bill is not passed in the next few weeks, a new Congress will take office in January and the whole legislative process will reset and start over.

Farm Bureau is pushing for attention to many long-standing issues important to farmers such as:

  • Improving Title 1 dairy and commodity programs such as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) & Price Loss Coverage (PLC).
  • Protecting key features of the federal crop insurance program.
  • A renewed focused on conservation programs, the specialty crop program and research and development programs.

Members are being asked to help Congressional leaders recognize the hardships farmers are facing due to the current farm economy crisis. Farmers have seen rising costs and lower commodity prices for several years running. As a result, farm income is less than half of what it was five years ago.

Ohio Farm Bureau is requesting members send a note using the Farm Votes Matter Action Alert Center to U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives and ask for them to move a farm bill forward before the end of the year.

Farm Bureau will continue engaging with members of both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House to complete work on a bipartisan bill that can be signed into law to sustain our nation’s food security.

Online Extras:

Additional farm bill resources from American Farm Bureau

Text of the bills and additional background information from the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and U.S. House Agriculture Committee (Note the documents on these pages are not provided by Farm Bureau, but directly from the Congressional Committees.)

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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Farm Labor Resources
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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

Strong communities
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

Leadership development
Farm Bureau involvement has taught me how to grow my professional and leadership experience outside of the workforce and how to do that in a community-centric way.
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Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

Young Ag Professionals program
With not growing up on a farm, I’d say I was a late bloomer to agriculture. I feel so fortunate that I found the agriculture industry. There are so many opportunities for growth.
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Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
Knowing that horticulture is under the agriculture umbrella and having Farm Bureau supporting horticulture like it does the rest of ag is very important.
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

Groovy Plants Ranch
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
So many of the issues that OFBF and its members are advocating for are important to all Ohioans. I look at OFBF as an agricultural watchdog advocating for farmers and rural communities across Ohio.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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