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    Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Implementing Legislation and Board Appointments Fail to Protect Small Family Farmers

    Press Release For Immediate Release:                                                          Contact: April 8, 2010                                                                           Carol Goland, Ph.D. (614) 421-2022 Ext. 202, cgoland@oeffa.org. Columbus, OH—A picture of how the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will function is starting to develop, following the passage of implementing legislation and this week’s appointment announcements from Governor Ted Strickland. On March 31, Governor Strickland signed into law implementing legislation, authorizing the creation of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. After legislators balked at the idea of a fifteen cent per ton tax on animal feed to fund the Board’s operating costs, Senate Bill (SB) 233 was amended to require that the Board’s initial costs be funded using the Ohio Department…

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