Friday, February 26, 2021
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With the Farm Workforce Modernization Act still sitting in a U.S. Senate committee, House representatives introduced a new farm labor bill March 4.

Purple paint legislation is back in Ohio. The bill would give landowners the option to use purple paint as a no trespassing notice on their properties.

A federal judge struck down the Lake Erie Bill of Rights Feb. 27, calling the bill invalid in its entirety. 

In response to outspoken criticism from hunters and farmers, the Ohio Department of Natural Resource postponed a proposal to change coyote trapping and hunting rules, Feb. 18. The proposal would have required coyote hunters and trappers to get fur taker permits, and would have limited the season for trapping coyotes. It is no longer under consideration for the current round of changes, but could be considered again as soon as this summer, according to ODNR.

Ohio farmers are still on track to start planting hemp this spring after the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review approved the state’s hemp rules Jan. 16. The Ohio Department of Agriculture can now file the rules in their final form. The ODA expects the rules to take effect at the end of the month.

Alan Guebert offers insight into the proposed rule changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that will remove around 3.7 million recipients.

As the average age of farmers rises, the National Young Farmers Coalition and other agriculture groups are campaigning to add farmers to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Local, state and federal officials are considering making Daylight Saving Time permanent. This could improve health, safety and crime rates.

The U.S. House recently passed a bipartisan bill that would make it easier for farm workers to gain legal status, if necessary, and reform the H-2A program.

The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board was created 10 years ago. It gave Ohio a way to enforce standards, but the focus is on compliance, not penalties.