Ohio Beekeepers Seek Financial Aid From Congress

6, 2008

Honeybees that help pollinate Ohio’s fruits, crops, and vegetables are declining in numbers. So,beekeepers are looking to get some relief in the next Farm bill.

Farm Bill Recieves Support from Religious Groups

10, 2007

Donations are down and food is running out at Ohio food banks. Religious and anti-hunger advocates are not just looking for canned donations, but also for some charitable action from the Senate. Religious groups have always weighed in on the food stamp program, but this time they are linking farm policies to poverty, nutrition and environmentalism. Senate Democrats are trying to bring the bill back to the floor this week.

Earmarks Ahoy in New Spending Bill

26, 2007

Ohio lawmakers got millions of dollars for their districts in the Labor Health and Human Services bill. Critics say the bill is full of hidden special interests and wastes taxpayer dollars.

U.S. House bill could force fast food restaurants to post nutrition facts

5, 2007

Next time you grab a quick burger for lunch, you may find out more than you want to know about your food. Some Ohio lawmakers are trying to make calorie information more visible to customers.