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  • December 09, 2019

    — by Logan Ratick
    WASHINGTON (WTRF) – According to a recent report from The Washington Post, the Trump Administration is considering a proposal that would tighten work requirements for those benefiting from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the rule would apply to able-bodied adults with no... Read More
  • July 20, 2016

    — by Nadine Grimley
    WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown was in Warren Wednesday morning to visit one of the city’s nearly 20 summer food service program sites. Brown checked out the Laird Community Garden, where anywhere from 45 to 70 children receive nutritious meals each day over the summer. “We know the need... Read More
  • July 18, 2016

    — by Kendall Forward
    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Students in Jefferson County received a first-hand look at what it could be like to have a career in manufacturing. Students in grades 6 through 8 are participating in a manufacturing camp all week. It started Monday at Nelson's Fine Arts and Gifts. The camp is hosted by Sen. Sherrod Brown with Eastern Gateway Community... Read More
  • January 21, 2016

    — by Katharine Hibbard
    LOGAN — Hunger is a prevalent issue in southeast Ohio, and the need for nutritious meals to be made available to children in particular has been a focus for U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for many years. On Wednesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee cleared legislation that would reauthorize nutrition programs for children called the... Read More
  • January 21, 2016

    — by Dave Russell
    The nutrition bill passed by the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday expands the school lunch program. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown introduced a provision in the bill that ensures children will get nutritious meals during the summer. “Only about one-sixth of children in the free and reduced lunch program, whether it’s in a city, a... Read More
  • January 18, 2016

    — by Lindsay Kriz
    MEIGS COUNTY — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Friday announced a new federal anti-poverty initiative that will expand to 11 counties in Ohio, including Meigs. This initiative is through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is called the StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity Initiative. According to Brown, this initiatve identifies local... Read More
  • December 01, 2014

    — by M. L. Schultze
    Mayor Michael Collins is testifying before the Senate Agriculture Committee about the problems caused by fertilizer run-off from farm fields.  The levels of phosphorus in the fertilizer have helped spawn algae blooms in Lake Erie and more than a dozen inland Ohio lakes. The blooms create neurotoxins, which have led to swimming and fishing... Read More
  • September 24, 2014

    — by DAVE DELUCA
    GENEVA — U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown met with local wine grape growers on Tuesday to assess the devastating effects of winter’s polar vortex on the region. The entire wine grape crop was destroyed in Ashtabula, Lake and Geauga counties. There was no yield at all this year for the area’s wine industry. Losses of millions of dollars... Read More
  • September 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – New federal assistance is available for Ohio agricultural producers in 22 northeastern and southern Ohio counties who experienced crop or production loss due to a recent freeze. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Ashtabula, Geauga, Jackson,... Read More
  • September 02, 2014

    WASHINGTON — An overwhelming response has prompted federal lawmakers to dump an additional $1 million into a program that will offer farmers assistance in reducing runoff into the Western Lake Erie basin. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) announced in a news release today that the additional funding from the Natural Resources... Read More
  • July 21, 2014

    — by Norris Ledyard
    WAUSEON - The Ohio Farmers Union along with POET Biorefining, Superior Energy Solutions and First Federal Bank will hold a Farm Bill Implementation Forum on Friday, July 25 at Bowling Green State University. The farm bill forum will discuss the Price Loss Coverage, or PLC, a price-based assistance program and the Agricultural Risk Coverage, or ARC,... Read More
  • June 16, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown Published: June 16, 2014 10:42AM With so many families struggling to make ends meet, many Ohio children are living in “food insecure” households, where parents don’t always have the resources to provide enough healthy food for their families. During the 2012-2013 school year, 630,000 Ohio... Read More
  • June 11, 2014

    — by Rick Payerchin
    LORAIN — Although school is out for the summer, area children still will receive nutrition assistance at centers around Lorain County. More than 630,000 Ohio children received free or reduced-price lunches during the past school year, according to figures from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s Office. For many, the lunches will continue in the... Read More
  • June 09, 2014

    llegal dumping of steel pipe by South Korea into the United States has cost the jobs of hundreds of steelworkers including 40 at Warren’s Wheatland Tube mill, US Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and company representatives charged. In a news conference inside the Dietz Road Northeast facility where pipes are produced for energy drilling, Mr Brown... Read More
  • June 07, 2014

    — by Laurie Huffman
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, visited Canton Friday to discuss his partisan manufacturing jobs bill and a longterm highway bill that would help fix 41 structurally failing bridges in Stark County. During his speech in the Meyers Lake Ballroom, where he was a guest of the Canton Rotary, he also touched on a trade war the U.S. is involved in now... Read More
  • June 01, 2014

    This week U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, announced $33 million in new federal resources available to farmers and producers to make necessary conservation improvements in areas with high priority watersheds, including the Great Lakes, Ohio River, Gulf of Mexico, Chesapeake and Mississippi River.... Read More
  • May 22, 2014

    — by Ohio Ag
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, announced $33 million in new federal resources available to farmers and producers to make necessary conservation improvements in areas with high priority watersheds -- including the Great Lakes, Ohio River, Gulf of Mexico, Chesapeake, and Mississippi River. The... Read More
  • December 06, 2013

    — by Dave Russell
    Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, a member of the House and Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee shared with members of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation last evening that after a conversation with Senate Ag Committee Chairwoman Stabenow Thursday afternoon he’s much more optimistic that a Farm Bill will be completed. “A week ago I was... Read More
  • November 24, 2013

    — by Diane Smith
    As lawmakers in Washington negotiate a new Farm Bill, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio called for a bill that provides a safety net for both farmers and people in need. During a recent media conference call the Ohio Democrat and two guests -- Jack Fisher, executive vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau, and Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the... Read More
  • November 22, 2013

    — by Bill Laney
    As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, touted the benefits of the Senate farm bill proposal that goes far beyond supporting farmers and their endeavors. “This is a jobs bill, an innovation bill, a nutrition bill, an economic development bill... Read More