COLUMBUS, Ohio — The following is Ohio Farm Bureau’s statement following action by the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission. The commission referred to subcommittee the governor’s request that portions of the Western Lake Erie Basin watershed be declared “in distress.”
“Ohio Farm Bureau commends the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission for its thoughtful approach while acting on Gov. Kasich’s executive order. By choosing to take a deliberative approach, the commission agreed with the Ohio General Assembly and Ohio’s farm organizations that a decision of this magnitude deserves a transparent and inclusive process.
“Ohio Farm Bureau is ready to work with the commission, legislators, environmental organizations, our fellow farm groups, the scientific community and the Kasich administration to find effective solutions to Lake Erie’s challenges.”
— Ohio Farm Bureau Federation