• General

    Preparing for the 2023 Farm Bill

    The Farm Bill is a major piece of legislation developed every five years that shapes our food and farming system. The work to shape what the 2023 Farm Bill looks like will be done this year.  This legislation impacts conservation programs, nutrition programs, farm credit, rural development, local foods, crop insurance, agriculture and climate change, and much more. For an excellent overview of the Farm Bill, see this primer from our partners at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. We want your input about how to use the Farm Bill as an opportunity to create a more resilient, fair, and healthy food system. The voices of our members, as farmers and…

  • State Policy

    OEFFA Members Work the Statehouse

    OEFFA 2019 Lobby Day a Success! Support for beginning farmers has been a high priority for OEFFA and its members for years. The policy program has been advocating for the state to adopt a measure successfully implemented in Minnesota that provides tax credits for landowners who sell or lease land or other agricultural assets to beginning farmers. The recent release of the five-year Census of Agriculture by the U.S. Department of Agriculture revealed some good news for Ohio agriculture generally, and reveals opportunities for the state to grow healthy food systems, contribute to rural community economic development, and grow the agricultural sector by supporting this industry. After decades of farm…