Congressman Bob Gibbs

Representing the 7th District of Ohio

Congressman Gibbs Hosts Annual Ohio Farm Bureau Legislative Forum

March 5, 2013
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) today hosted the Annual Ohio Farm Bureau Legislative Forum, during which County Presidents of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation were able to ask questions of their elected officials regarding current issues facing the agriculture industry. This unique opportunity to bring all of the county presidents from Ohio together with several Members of Congress reinforces the importance of the rural economy to the State of Ohio.

The following U.S. Representatives accompanied Gibbs at this afternoon’s forum:

  • U.S. Rep. John Boehner (OH-08)
  • U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-01)
  • U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (OH-02)
  • U.S. Rep. David Joyce (OH-14)
  • U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (VA-06)

 “There are a number of critical issues facing both our state and national agricultural industry, and by bringing together leaders in this industry, we are able to work together toward the betterment of Ohio’s number one industry – agriculture,” said Rep. Gibbs. “With the Farm Bill expiring on September 30th, 2013, it is imperative that Congress pass a long-term farm bill that will ensure the viability and safety of our nation’s food supply. As a previous Ohio Farm Bureau president, I understand the significance that this forum holds for Farm Bureau leaders as they are able to gain valuable perspectives on the workings of our federal government and interact with their Representatives in Congress in a capacity that allows for open conversation regarding the issues facing the industry today.”

Rep. Ryan added, “Ohio and my home state of Wisconsin share a rich agricultural history, and I was grateful to join Congressman Gibbs today in addressing members of the Ohio Farm Bureau. Good paying agriculture jobs depend on economic certainty, open markets for trade and a commitment to energy independence. That’s why, next week, the House of Representatives will do what we believe we were elected to do: deliver a balanced budget that pays down the debt to ensure that future generations inherit a stronger, more prosperous and free America.”

Rep. Wenstrup added, “The values of hard work and dedication found within Ohio agriculture consistently translate to selfless public service and community leadership. Southern Ohio boasts more than our fair share of such leaders.”

Jack Fisher, Executive Vice President of the Ohio Farm Bureau said, “Rep. Gibbs did a great job hosting today. Ohio Farm Bureau appreciates all the work done by Speaker Boehner over his many years of hosting these events, and now passing the responsibility to Congressman Bob Gibbs.  We know he will do an exceptional job and we want to thank him for all that he does for the Ohio Farm Bureau.”