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Latta, State Conservationist Cosby Tour Wood County Farms

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) and State Conservationist Terry Cosby of the United States Department of Agriculture toured Wood County farms to learn about various practices utilized to improve conservation and water management in farming. The tour included stops at Brinker Farm in Bowling Green, a filter strip in Luckey, and the Swartz Farm in Perrysburg. “The agricultural community play... Read more »

Latta on EPA Release of Initial Algal Toxin Plan

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of their initial strategic plan to assess risks associated with algal toxins in public drinking water as required under legislation authored by Rep. Latta, H.R. 212, The Drinking Water Protection Act: “This initial plan is a first step in the development of a comprehensive, long-term st... Read more »

Latta to Tour Fifth Congressional District Ag with Director Daniels

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) will tour four agricultural operations with Ohio Director of Agriculture David Daniels on Thursday, August 28. Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District, which Latta represents, is one of the largest agricultural districts in the state, and this tour will showcase the diversity and strength of the industry, as well as the challenges it has faced, in this region. “Ohio’s Fif... Read more »

Latta Outlines Concerns to USDA on Rules that Eliminate Specialty Crop Insurance

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) today sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency Administrator, Brandon Willis, expressing his concerns with a recently finalized rule that folds current crop group risk insurance plans into a new single Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) plan. Under this new rule, written agreements for specialty crops, such ... Read more »

Latta: Sugar Reform Will Spur Job Creation

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) took to the House floor Friday in support of a resolution introduced by Congressman Joe Pitts (R-PA), which would reform current U.S. sugar policy. Latta urged for an updated sugar policy that would ensure an adequate and reasonably priced sugar supply in the United States in order to keep the U.S. sugar processing industry competitive. Latta’s floor speech ... Read more »

Congressman Latta to Tour Northwest Ohio Farms

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) will be touring farms throughout northwest Ohio and meeting with farmers to discuss various agricultural issues, including high costs of regulations and energy prices that they have faced throughout the year. The tours are scheduled for Friday, August 16th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. “As the representative of the largest agricultural district... Read more »

Latta Leads Letter to Regulators on “Rural” Definition

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) led a letter, signed by members from the Ohio delegation, to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding the definition of "rural" counties as it applies to qualified mortgages under the Ability-to-Repay (ATR) rule. This coming January, the CFPB will implement its rule to restrict "balloon" mortgages, however an exemption has been provided for ... Read more »

Ohio farmers meet with lawmakers in Washington

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LIMA — Ohio farmers and agriculture leaders from the state sent a clear message to Congress on their annual lobbying trip to Washington: They want to see a farm bill approved soon. About 100 Ohio Farm Bureau members took part in the meetings this past week with members of Ohio’s delegation that included a session with U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, who told the group that he wants the House to g... Read more »

Latta Cosponsors Sugar Reform Act

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has cosponsored bipartisan, bicameral legislation, which was introduced today to reform current U.S. sugar policy. Specifically, this bill would repeal the sugar loan program, the marketing allotment, and the price support. “The current sugar policy was initially set to expire in 1940 and includes outdated sugar policies that artificially inflate prices, lim... Read more »

Latta Signs onto Bipartisan Letter Urging for Common Ground on Title I Reforms

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined a bipartisan letter, led by Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-OH), urging for a market-driven approach to Title I provisions in the final Farm Bill. “Given the current economic climate, coupled with unpredictable farming conditions, it is imperative that we offer farmers the flexibility needed to plant crops according to market demands. I’m hopeful that the Ho... Read more »

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