• 15 May 2014 11:31 AM | Anonymous
    ODA Director David Daniels signed the order to formally approve the Ohio Produce Marketing Agreement. Whereas a sufficient number of producers have signed the Agreement and finding the Agreement complies Chapter 924 of the Ohio Revised Code and all other applicable state and federal laws, the voluntary Agreement became effective on May 15, 2014.
  • 26 Sep 2012 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    After nearly one year of effort by the Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association (OPGMA) and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Governor Kasich signed Senate Bill 309 on September 26, 2012. Sponsored by Senator Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, the new law creates voluntary agricultural marketing agreements in the state. The agreements will enable farmers to organize voluntary marketing initiatives for products like fruits, vegetables, and other commodities. The agreements will be self-supporting through fees paid by participants. The Ohio Department of Agriculture will assist in establishing the agreements.

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