WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman Max Miller (OH-7) today released his priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill to support Ohio agriculture. Miller’s priorities focus on strengthening programs important to the agriculture industry and consumers in Northeast Ohio including the farm safety net, rural development, conservation stewardship, export promotion, renewable energy, and nutrition and training efforts. The Farm Bill is passed by Congress every five years and authorizes programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“Agriculture is one of Ohio’s largest industries, contributing one out of every seven jobs in the state,” said Congressman Miller. “As a Member of the House Agriculture Committee, I was proud to reflect the needs and values of Ohio farmers and livestock producers through my Farm Bill priority submissions. I greatly value the insights of Ohio agriculture producers, including members of my Agriculture Advisory Council, whose input was critical to formulating these priorities.”
Earlier this year, Congressman Miller assembled an Agriculture Advisory Council, comprised of farmers and livestock producers from Ohio’s 7th Congressional District, to share with him the needs of Ohio’s agriculture industry and ensure they are addressed in the Farm Bill.
A summary of Congressman Miller’s key Farm Bill priorities is available here.
Support from Ohio Agriculture Producers:
“I appreciate the opportunity to work with Congressman Miller on behalf of Ohio farmers. It is vital that Ohio Farm Bureau’s priorities for the Farm Bill, including maintaining strong commodity and crop insurance programs, are heard to address the challenges our members face. Congressman Miller shares those priorities,” said Roger Baker, Local Farmer and State Trustee, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
“Representative Max Miller is leading the way for a comprehensive Farm Bill that supports farmers and advances research for future generations of American Agriculture,” said Tom Demaline, President and CEO, Willoway Nurseries.
“The Ohio Soybean Association looks forward to being at the table as the next Farm Bill comes together. We greatly appreciate the leadership of Congressman Miller in making sure that the priorities of Ohio soybean farmers are heard in the House Ag Committee,” said Kirk Merritt, Executive Director, Ohio Soybean Association.
“The crop insurance program is an essential part of the Farm Bill. Centerra Co-op sincerely appreciates Representative Miller’s efforts to protect this program that provides an income safety net and risk management tool for Ohio farmers,” said Jean Bratton, Centered Coop, Ohio Agribusiness Association.
“Food security is national security. This Farm Bill is a chance for Congress to strengthen programs like crop insurance that help producers make it through lean years and stay in business. But it’s also an opportunity for our country to open new opportunities in trade, research and conservation,” said Tadd Nicholson, Executive Director, Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association.