Our Ohio Weekly

Our Ohio Weekly shares the story of Ohio agriculture and Ohio Farm Bureau. Each week, this radio program and podcast features guests who represent leaders in agriculture, government, academia and the food industry, among others. Host Ty Higgins talks to interesting guests and brings the story of Ohio agriculture to life by featuring Farm Bureau members and staff who are working hard all across Ohio.



Western Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement

In 2015, The state of Ohio committed to reducing nutrient loading into Lake Erie by 40 percent by 2025. This commitment was made as part of the Western Lake Erie Collaborative agreement, which includes similar pledges from Michigan and Ontario, Canada. How do things stand halfway through this 10-year agreement? Is there any progress being made and is that 40 percent reduction goal attainable? On this Our Ohio Weekly, find out what the latest data suggests. 00:00 - Dr. Larry Antosch, senior director of policy development and environmental policy with Ohio Farm Bureau and Jordan Hoewischer, Ohio Farm Bureau's director of water quality and research discuss how Ohio and the state’s farmers are doing on holding up their end of the Western Lake Erie Collaborative agreement? 23:50 - "To the Beat of Agriculture", meet the 2021 Golden Owl Award winner, Don Hammersmith. 32:20 - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown talks about how trade policy might change under the Biden Administration and what he is hearing from farm families about new tax proposals coming out of Washington. 42:20 - Find out about American Farm Bureau's "Farm Dog of the Year" contest from AFBF's vice president of communications, Terri Moore.


 2021-06-27  48m