Survey to audit Ohioans’ 2012 Farm Bill perceptions at FSR

To better understand Ohioans’ attitudes and beliefs about the pending 2012 Farm Bill, the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) is hosting a survey and awarding two random participants with iPads at the annual Farm Science Review (FSR) September 20, 21 and 22 in London, Ohio.

“FSR will help us gauge what our farmers and consumers understand and don’t understand about current agriculture policies,” said Dwayne Siekman, OCWGA CEO. “We’ll assess the results to address the issues of the pending 2012 Farm Bill.”

The Farm Bill, initiated in the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933, was passed during the Great Depression and undergoes review and reauthorization about every five years. Its policies support commodity crops, horticulture and livestock, conservation, nutrition, trade and food aid, agricultural research, farm-credit, rural development, energy, forestry and other related programs. It guides most federal farm and food policies.

OCWGA is active at the state and federal level to advocate for globally competitive, market-responsive and environmentally responsible policies that protect food security, sustainable farming and the financial wellness of farmers simultaneously. To learn more about OCWGA’s Farm Bill platform, visit ohiocornandwheat.org.

Two participants will be selected at random to win the iPads used to administer the survey. OCWGA will be located at 147 Corn Avenue at FSR from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. FSR is at Molly Caren Ag Center, located at the intersection of US 40 and State Route 38 (135 SR 38 NE), two miles north of London.

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