OFBF Celebrates Ag Week In D.C.

As the Nation pays tribute to agriculture today for National Ag Day, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s County Presidents are in Washington D.C. meeting with lawmakers about issues important to farmers in Ohio and around the Country.

Ohio’s Country Journal’s Matt Reese and The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins are there to hear the message the OFBF is delivering to the Hill this week. The topics that are top of mind are energy and the environment, state and national budgets, estate tax and free trade agreements just to name a few.

Ohio Farm Bureau President Brent Porteus tells Ty why this trip is so important and what impact past trips have made.

The Senior Director of Legislative Policy for The Ohio Farm Bureau, Adam Sharp, talks to Ty about the issues that will be focussed on this week.

U.S. Representative Bob Gibbs from Ohio’s 18 talks about EPA’s overreach and other issues that he is tackling during his freshman year.

House Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (OK) talks with Ty about The 2012 Farm Bill and 3 questions for EPA

Representative Steve Stivers covers the topic of the 3 pending FTAs

Representative Jim Renacci visits with Ty about how Agriculture is a strong pillar of the U.S. economy

Marion County Farm Bureau President Cy Prettyman shares with Ty what his group and Congressman Jim Jordan discussed face to face earlier this week.

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