Advocacy Update: Legislative Affairs

General News ,

The mission of ODPA is simple: to serve as a collective voice for Ohio’s dairy farmers to address state and federal issues related to animal care, the environment, GMO labeling, school meals, trade, transportation, energy and taxes that affect Ohio’s dairy farm families.


In the Statehouse, ODPA is:

  • Educating legislators about the Dairy PRIDE Act and encouraging FDA to take enforcement action against the
    misuse of dairy food names on plant-based imitators.
  • Corresponding with congressional staff regarding USMCA and other international trade policies, as well as the
    Farm Workforce Modernization Act.
  • Working with the National Milk Producers Federation to support the School Milk Nutrition Act and Whole Milk for
    Healthy Kids Act. Both bills offer a bipartisan solution by providing students healthy, nutrient-rich dairy options in
    schools.
  • Submiting testimony in collaboration with other livestock groups to support Ohio House Bill 7 and Ohio Senate
    Bill 2. These bills seek to establish funding and coordinate efforts to protect and restore Ohio’s waterways.
  • Collaborating with the agriculture community to support Ohio House Bill 183, which authorizes a nonrefundable
    income tax credit for beginning farmers and those who sell or rent agricultural assets

Click here to learn more about ODPA's advocacy efforts.