Several dozen members of the Ohio Farmers Union from all corners of the state will be joining new President Joe Logan in lobbying state legislators on family farming issues this Wednesday, March 19.
Members who would like to be a part of lobby day should contact OFU Executive Director Linda Borton at 419.523.5300.
Topics that will be discussed will surely include S.B. 150, the nutrient management bill sponsored by State Senators Cliff Hite and Bob Peterson. The bill has moved through the Senate and is now moving through the House Ag Committee. OFU has taken a neutral, “interested party” stance as the bill ignores completely animal agriculture and manure’s role in high phosphorous loads in the Lake Erie and other watersheds.
Here, you can read former OFU President Roger Wise’s last testimony before the Senate Ag Committee. Here, you can read Logan’s recent testimony before the Senate Ag Committee, just prior to the bill’s passage out of committee.