After months of debate, leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate reached a bipartisan agreement on the nation’s Farm Bill and moved swiftly to pass it. The Ohio Farm Bureau and The Nature Conservancy join in congratulating our elected leaders for building on past successes to agree on legislation that will help insure a safe and abundant food supply, conserve the environment and wisely use scarce federal dollars.

As our two groups know, we can simultaneously enhance our environment and maintain productive farming while improving Ohio’s economy and quality of life. Historically, the Farm Bill has been one area where all of these things have come together to benefit all Americans.

The Farm Bill always has been especially important to Ohio, where one out of every seven jobs is linked in some way to agriculture. Agriculture is our number one industry and supports Ohioans working in other sectors like manufacturing, transportation, finance and marketing.

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