Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown announced Wednesday that there would be some updates added to the 2018 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. The Senate Appropriations Committee passed the bill last week and its updates would provide relief for more than 86 percent of Ohio dairy farmers. The updates continue Brown’s focus on improving the safety net programs put in place to help farmers in the state.

In a conference call with agriculture journalists on Thursday, Brown — a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee — highlighted his effort to ensure Ohio farmers have options when it comes to risk assessment.