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Legal issues surrounding farm animal welfare among topics at OLC annual meeting

Published Feb. 24, 2011

The Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) will host its Annual Meeting and Industry Symposium on April 4 at the Fawcett Center at Ohio State University.

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Legal tips for all purpose vehicle use

Published May. 15, 2013

Many farmers utilize all purpose vehicles (APV) or all terrain vehicles (ATVs) on their farms. While APVs can be extremely helpful to farmers, they can also create problems when they are used to trespass on farm property. Ohio Farm Bureau has a brochure available to members in its legal information series that covers issues related to APVs that farmers may encounter.

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Legal with Leah: Ag sales tax exemption

Published Nov. 17, 2015

Does the ag sales tax exemption apply to ATVs and utilities vehicles? Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Ag Law Leah Curtis definitively says: "sometimes." Learn about when these vehicles qualify, and for whom, in this latest Legal with Leah.

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Legal with Leah: Grain test disputes

Published Aug. 6, 2015

What recourse do farmers have if they dispute their test results from the elevator? Farm Bureauís ag law director Leah Curtis and Joe Cornely talk about the options in the latest Legal with Leah.

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Legal with Leah: Liability issues of equipment on roads

Published Aug. 13, 2015

Thereís a difference between being ticketed and being sued if youíre involved with an equipment accident on the road. Learn more, plus road rules and what to do if youíre in an accident from Farm Bureauís Leah Curtis.

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Legislation for marketing agreements would mean produce grower opportunties

Published Apr. 5, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau and the Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association have been working on legislation that would establish a framework for voluntary marketing agreements that set production standards for certain agricultural products.

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Legislation would restore SWCD funds

Published Feb. 22, 2010

SWCD funding was significantly cut last year to balance the stateís budget. Language in Senate Bill 155 directs a portion of the stateís existing fee on the sale of new tires to help restore funding to local SWCDs.

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Legislative process continues to shape livestock board

Published Mar. 11, 2010

As the House Agriculture Committee approved implementing legislation for the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, the Senate began work on its version of the bill.

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OFBF's Adam Sharp and Josh Knights of The Nature Conservancy talk about the Healthy Water Ohio report.

Legislators hear Healthy Water Ohioís water quality bond proposal

Published Oct. 29, 2015

Ohio Farm Bureau and The Nature Conservancy teamed up this week on a presentation to the Lake Erie Legislative Caucus about Healthy Water Ohioís strategic plan for maintaining and strengthening the stateís water resources.

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Legislators to go on the road to learn about ag issues

Published Jul. 7, 2015

House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger is convening an agricultural study committee that will travel around the state this summer to look at current ag issues.

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