Preble County Meet the Candidate Night 8th Congressional District of Ohio Friday, February 26, 2016 – 6pm Twin Valley South High School Auditorium 100 Education Drive – West Alexandria, Ohio 45381 The Preble County Chamber of Commerce and…
Preble County Farm Bureau and the Preble County Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a Meet the Candidate Night on Feb. 26.
Food, farming, jobs, and education. These are just a few of the topics watched over and influenced by the House Agriculture and Rural Development committee of the Ohio General Assembly. This episode will focus on some key issues and features guests Rep. Brian Hill, chair of the Ohio House Ag Committee and Rep. Tony Burkley, vice chair.
As states voting preferences go, there are red ones and blue ones, Then there’s Ohio, often called a purples state because it bounces back and forth.between party preferences. David Pepper, Chairman Of the Ohio Democratic Party, has a plan to help fellow Democrats.
If you think it’s always clear who owns the mineral rights to a piece of land, you might want to think again. With the explosion in oil and natural gas drilling, some of those mineral rights could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to the owner.
Everyday farming practices, including fence building, planting and fertilizer application, could be affected by a proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule to expand federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. In March the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued its proposed rule, which would expand the definition of “Waters of the United States” under the CWA and give them jurisdiction over almost all areas with a hydrologic connection to downstream navigable waters, including ditches.
In a few short months, Ohioans will head to the polls.
For the first time in more than 20 years, changes are being proposed for how the nation’s 2 million agricultural workers and families are protected when working with pesticides. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed revising its Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS), which aims to reduce the risk of pesticide poisonings and injuries to agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. Tell us how the proposed rule will affect you.
Farmers spent time in March discussing several big picture issues facing agriculture at this year’s Trends and Issues Conference and Advisory Team meetings.
Invasive species can have a detrimental impact on farms, and Senate Bill 192 is a step in combating the problem. Sponsored by Sen. Gayle Manning , the bill granted exclusive authority to regulate invasive plant species to Ohio’s director of agriculture. The bill has passed the senate and is awaiting a floor vote in the house.