East Palestine train derailment

There are obviously very real concerns about how the aftermath of the train derailment in East Palestine will impact farm families, their livestock, land and communities in the short and long term. Ohio Farm Bureau and Columbiana County Farm Bureau continue to work closely with Gov. Mike DeWine, along with officials with the Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio EPA, to share members’ concerns while, at the same time, keeping members informed with the most up-to-date information they need to navigate this challenging situation.

Still, after over two weeks since the disaster, there are many questions about the quality of not only air, water and soil, but also the quality of life for residents of East Palestine and surrounding communities moving forward.

As information continues to be updated, Ohio Farm Bureau will continue to share all of the resources that have been gathered to this point, including a document of important contact information and Frequently Asked Questions that have been compiled by Ohio State University Extension, an update from Governor DeWine that includes important details pertaining to area agriculture, and a link to the US EPA page dedicated specifically to the train derailment that lays out the latest on water, air and soil quality information.


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