Press Release

Statement from the Ohio Environmental Council and the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association on the Passage of the Farm Bill

David Miller, December 20, 2018

Columbus, Ohio — Today, President Trump signed the Farm Bill into law, providing stability for the agricultural industry and conservation. Farmers and environmentalists both value the essential conservation programs in the Farm Bill, and share the core goals of protecting our natural resources by supporting conservation efforts on the land.

 The following statement can be attributed in full, or in part, to Heather Taylor-Miesle, Executive Director at the Ohio Environmental Council:

“By ensuring funding for key conservation programs in Ohio, the passage of the Farm Bill ensures that Ohioans can continue to better manage their land and nutrients in order to protect water quality. Provisions secured by US Senator Sherrod Brown and Representative Marcia Fudge will help ensure that we make smarter conservation decisions that truly provide the biggest benefits to Ohio waterways, and ultimately protect public health.”

 The following statement can be attributed in full, or in part, to Elizabeth Harsh, Executive Director at the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association:

“Ohio farmers are eager to maintain their status as some of the greatest stewards of our land and water, but need the resources to get the job done. Often, these programs as designed in the Farm Bill are a launching point to enable a new best management practice, or to take existing efforts to the next level.”