The 2023 Ohio Agriculture and Rural Communities Action plan provides a blueprint for policymakers and Ohio Farm Bureau members to bolster Ohio’s agriculture industry and our rural communities.Read More
In December, Ohio Farm Bureau President Frank Burkett III joined the presidents of all 50 state Farm Bureaus at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C., to announce a new proposed clean water rule to replace the flawed 2015 Waters of the United States rule.
The new rule is published in the Federal Register, so details will take some time to sort out. At press time, the publication of the new rule and opening of the comment period was delayed by the temporary shutdown of the federal government. However, the creation of the proposed clean water rule was a much fought for step in the right direction, according to Farm Bureau.
“Clean water matters to all of us,” said American Farm Bureau President
Zippy Duvall. “For years, Farm Bureau and others in agriculture have been calling for clean water and clear rules, because we know it’s possible to have both.”
The EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began a two-step process to review and revise the definition of “waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act in June 2017, proposing to first rescind the 2015 WOTUS rule while they worked to develop a new definition. The 2015 WOTUS rule remains in legal limbo as it is challenged in various court cases.
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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.Growing our Generation
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More than 500 Farm Bureau members took part in the 2023 winter conference, where they enjoyed networking, expert sessions and inspiring messages.Read More
Gov. Mike DeWine announced he will nominate Brian Baldridge of Winchester to be the next director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.Read More
Through 14 scholarship funds, nearly 50 awards will be made to deserving students. The deadline to apply online is March 31.Read More
International Food Solutions is receiving a grant to help redevelop and expand a vacant building in Cleveland into a plant with the capacity to process 60 million pounds of poultry.Read More