Wednesday, October 28, 2009

If you see the board proposed by the state of Ohio to be an added layer of bureaucracy that we don't need - fine. But don't be swayed by the campaign of fear being waged by the opponents. They are a small group of people backed by radical left wing groups out of Washington DC using misrepresentation and fear to promote their agenda. Their tactics are no different than local groups like COAST & the Cincinnati NAACP.
Opponents of Issue 2 claim it is a power grab by "Big Agri-Business".
The constitutional amendment creates a FDA type board whose powers are limited by the legislature to oversee farm animal welfare.
The Board consists of these entities:

The Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture (To be the "president")
Three family farmers
Two veterinarians (one of whom is the state veterinarian),
A food safety expert
A representative of a local humane society
Two members representing statewide farm organizations
The dean of an Ohio agriculture college
Two members representing Ohio consumers

Please explain where one finds the corporate takeover.
Issue 2 Supporters:
County Commissioners' Association of Ohio
Ohio Association of Ag Educators
Ohio Agri Women
Ohio Association of Meat Processors
Ohio Association of RC & D Council
Ohio Association of Realtors
Ohio Association of Second Harvest Food Banks
Ohio Boer Goat Association
Ohio Cattlemen's Association
Ohio Chamber of Commerce
Ohio Club Lamb Association
Ohio Corn Growers Association
Ohio Council of Retail Merchants & Affiliates
Ohio Dairy Producers Association
Ohio Dairy Veterinarians
Ohio Democratic Party
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
Ohio Fish Producers Association
Ohio Grocers Association
Ohio Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association
Ohio Horseman's Council
Ohio Livestock Coalition
Ohio Manufacturer's Association
Ohio Pork Producers Council
Ohio Poultry Association
Ohio Poultry Breeders Association
Ohio Republican Party
Ohio Restaurant Association
Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives
Ohio Sheep Improvement Association
Ohio Soybean Association
Ohio State Grange
Oho Veterinary Medical Association
Ohio Wheat Growers Association
National Federation of Independent Businesses - Ohio Chapter

Issue 2 Supporters:
National Organizations
American Humane Association
American Veterinary Medical Association
US Sportsmen Alliance
National Milk Producers

Issue 2 Supporters:
State Leaders
Governor Ted Strickland
Lt. Governor Lee Fisher
Senate President Bill Harris
President Gordon Gee, The Ohio State University
United States Senator George Voinovich
House Speaker Armond Budish
State Auditor Mary Taylor
State Treasurer Kevin Boyce

Members of Ohio's Congressional Delegation
Jean Schmidt, District 2
Jim Jordan, District 4
Robert Latta, District 5
Charles Wilson, District 6
Steve Austria, District 7
John Boehner, District 8
Pat Tiberi, District 12
John Boccieri, District 16
Tim Ryan, District 17
Zach Space, District 18

State Senators
Steve Buehrer, District 1
Mark Wagoner, District 2
Gary Cates, District 4
Fred Strahorn, District 5
Jon Husted, District 6
Shannon Jones, District 7
Bill Seitz, District 8
Eric Kearney, District 9
Keith Faber, District 12
Sue Morano, District 13
Tom Niehaus, District 14
John Carey, District 17
Timothy Grendell, District 18
Bill Harris, District 19
Jimmy Stewart, District 20
Robert Gibbs, District 22
Thomas F. Patton, District 24
Karen Gillmor, District 26
Kevin Coughlin, District 27
Kirk Schuring, District 29
Jason Wilson, District 30
Tim Schaffer, District 31
Capri Cafaro, District 32
Joe Schiavoni, District 33

State Representatives
Ron Amstutz, District 3
Gerald L. Stebelton, District 5
Randy Gardner, District 6
Kenny Yuko, District 7
Armond Budish, District 8
Denise Driehaus, District 13
W. Carlton Weddington, District 27
Robert Mecklenborg, District 30
Denise Driehaus, District 31
Barbara Sears, District 46
Timothy Derickson, District 53
Terry Boose, District 58
Mark Okey, District 61
Tom Letson, District 64
Joe Uecker, District 66
Bill Batchelder, District 69
Jarrod B. Martin, District 70
Jay Hottinger, District 71
Jay Goyal, District 73
Llynn Wachtman, District 75
Clifford Hite, District 76
Jim Zehringer, District 77
Richard Adams, District 79
Dennis Murray, District 80
Jeff Wagner, District 81
Jeff McClain, District 82
Raymond Pryor, District 85
David Daniels, District 86
Danny Bubp, District 88
Todd Book, District 89
Margaret Ann Ruhl, District 90
John Domenick, District 95
Allan Sayre, District 96
David Hall, District 97

Issue 2 Supporters:
County Humane Societies and Humane Officers
Carroll County Humane Society
Champaign County Humane Agent Connie Smith
Hancock County Humane Society
Wayne County Humane Society

Veterinarians & Veterinary Clinics
Celina Animal Hospital
Chickasaw Veterinary Center
Coldwater Animal Clinic
Countryside Veterinary Clinic
Diamond M Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Virgil Brown, DVM
Dr. Robert Collett, DVM
Dr. Natalie A. Fisher, DVM
Dr. Neal Fledderjohann, DVM
Dr. Robert Krueger, DVM
Dr. Kelly Liming, DVM
Dr. RF Maiss, DVM
Dr. Michelle Santangelo, DVM
Dr. Michael Stone, DVM
Dr. Donald A. Wattman, DVM
Dr. Charles S. Wingfield, DVM
Dr. Drew Yosick, DVM
Farmersville Vet Clinic
Finney Veterinary Service
JC Rudd Clinic
Maria Stein Animal Clinic Inc.
Minton Veterinary Clinic
PBS Animal Health
Oak Harbor Veterinary Hospital
Sugar Creek Veterinary Clinic
Westside Animal Clinic
York Animal Hospital

Issue 2 Supporters:
Local Chambers of Commerce
Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce
Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
Champaign county Chamber of Commerce
Chillicothe-Ross County Chamber of Commerce
Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce
Coshocton Area Chamber of Commerce
Covington Chamber of Commerce
Erie County Chamber of Commerce
Fayette County Chamber of Commerce
Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce
Highland County Chamber of Commerce
Lake County Chamber of Commerce
Lancaster Fairfield Chamber of Commerce
Madison-Perry Chamber of Commerce
Mentor Chamber of Commerce
Pickaway County Chamber of Commerce
Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce
Plainville Chamber of Commerce
Sandusky Area Chamber of Commerce
Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce
Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce
Troy Area Chamber of Commerce
Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce
Twin City Chamber of Commerce
Union County Chamber of Commerce
Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce
Willoughby Area Chamber of Commerce
Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce

Issue 2 Supporters:
Boards of County Commissioners:
Brown County Board of Commissioners: William Geschwind, Ralph Jennings, Margery Paeltz

Carroll County Commissioners: Larry Garner, Doyle Hawke, Thomas Wheaton

Clinton County Commissioners: Mike Curry, Randy Riley, David Stewart

Columbiana County Board of Commissioners: Daniel Bing, Jim Hoppel, Penny Traina

Fairfield County Board of Commissioners: Jon Myers, Judith Shupe, Mike Kiger

Fayette County Commissioners: Tony Anderson, Jack DeWeese, Bob Peterson

Harrison County Commissioners: William Host, Barbara Pincola, Michael Vinka

Madison County Board of Commissions: David Dhume, Mark Forrest, Chris Snyder

Mahoning County Commissioners: David Ludt, John McNally, Anthony Traficanti

Miami County Board of Commissioners: Jack Evans, John O'Brien, Ron Widener

Monroe Country Commissioners: Carl Davis, Tim Price, John Pyles

Muskingum County Board of Commissioners: John Bates, Brian Hill, Jerry Lavy

Noble County Commissioners: Bob Nau, Gary Rossiter, Virgil Thompson

Ottawa County Board of Commissioners: Steve Arndt, James Sass, Mark Stahl

Pike County Board of Commissioners: Blaine Beekman, Harry Rider, Teddy West

Ross County Board of Commissioners: James Caldwell, Douglas Corcoran, Frank Hirsch

Seneca County Commissioners: Michael Bridinger, Ben Nutter, David Sauber

Trumbull County Board of Commissioners: Frank Fuda, Paul Heltzel, Daniel Polivka

Tuscarawas County Commissioners: Chris Abbuhl, Kerry Metzger, James Seldenright

Union County Commissioners: Charles Hall, Gary Lee, Thomas McCarthy

Van Wert County Board of Commissioners: Gary Adams, Clair Dudgeon, Harold Merkle

Wood County Board of Commissioners: Tim Brown, James Carter, Alvin Perkins

Issue 2 Supporters:
County Auditors
Karen T. Bailey, Champaign County
Robert Benroth, Putnam County
Melina A. Betz, Pickaway County
Nancy Dixon, Van Wert County
Matthew W. Gearhardt
Jackie McKee, Holmes County
Steve Neal, Ross County
Kevin Nye, Henry County
Susan Simpson, Paulding County
Roland Tkach, Huron County

County Recorders
Andrew Brenner, Delaware County
Deborah Clepper, Clermont County
My Jo Declair, Brown County
Jeanne A. Dudas, Preble County
Kathy Dunn, Ross County
Robin Edwards, Champaign County
Joyce Gifford, Pickaway County
Anita J. Hall, Holmes County
Bryan Long, Licking County
Cathy Recker, Putnam County
Charles Reed, Madison County
Linda Stachler, Darke County
Cathy Templin, Fayette County
Karen Vincent, Muskingum County
Colleen Wheatley, Guernsey County
Tracey C. Wright, Washington County

County Treasurers
Jerald A. Byers, Ross County
Susan V. Dunn, Fayette County
Ellery S. Elick, Pickaway County
Lou Ann Wannemach, Paulding County
David R. Wilson, Perry County
Joyce Yoder, Holmes County

County Sheriffs
James Beuther, Putnam County
Stephen Hannum, Noble County
Richard K. Jones, Butler County
Michael R. McCauley, Guernsey County
Stan Owens, Van Wert County
Tim Rogers, Coshocton County
James Sabin, Madison County
Michael Simpson, Preble County

County Engineers
Joe Bachman, Tuscarawas County
Doug Christian, Miami County
Steve Luebbe, Fayette County
Travis McGarvey, Paulding County
Timothy Piper, Allen County
Terrence R. Recker, Putnam County
Fereidoun Shokoyho, Champaign County
J. Stephen Simmons, Preble County
Jim Surber, Darke County

Issue 2 Supporters:
Boards of Township Trustees
Ashtabula County Township Trustees Association
Ballvile Township Trustees
Beaver Township
Bristol Township
Benton Township
Cass Township Trustees
Claibourne Township Trustees
Clearcreek Township Trustees
Fairfield County Township Association
Fowler Township
Green Township
Hambded Township Board of Trustees
Harpersfield Township Trustees
Huntsburg Township
Island Creek Township
Jackson Township Trustees
Johnston Township
Kirlewood Township
Madison County Township Association
Mantua Township
Monroe Township Trustees
Moorefield Township Trustees
Nottingham Township Board of Trustees
Oak Run Township Trustees
Oxford Township Board of Trustees
Pleasant Township
Radnor Township Board of Trustees
Range Township Trustees
Salem Township
Scott Township
Seneca County Township Association
Taylor Township
Thompson Township Board of Trustees
Townsend Townsend Trustees
Trumbull Township Association
Union County Darby Township Trustees
Waterville Township
West Township Board of Trustees
Wills Township

Individual Township Trustees
David Abbott
Mark Ballmer, Fulton County Township
Arthur J. Bowsher, Brown County
Keith Buehrer, Fulton County
Larry Burkholder, Fulton County
Lon Chambers
Ken Clark, Fulton County Township
Rick Clyborn, Salem Township
C. Bryan Cockerice, Green Township
Larry Coffing, Brown County Township
Jim Coon, Urbana Township Trustee
Doug Cron, Brown County Township
Bruce A. Davidson, Paint Township
Doug Deweese, Spring Creek Township
Gary Dover, Brown Township
Thomas Downing
Richard M. Dunkle, Paint Township
Philip C. Eades, Paint Township
Dennis J. Elchlinger, Wayne Township
Randall Fearon
Steve Harris, Harrison Township
Mike Havenar, Spring Creek Township
Tom Hill, Spring Creek Township
Ivan A. Hills, Fulton County Township
Andrew Hoffman, Pleasant Township
Wayne Holland, Oak Run Township
Tom Hudson, Stokes Township
Kenneth J. Kelly, Paint Township
David L. Kunz, Monroe Township
R.J. Lumbrezer, Royalton Township
David R. Mann, Franklin Township
John Melvin, Madison Township
Gary Miller, Marian Township
Bill Myers, Rushcreek Township
David Myers, Rushcreek Township
Howard Peters
Ed Pool, Rushcreek Township
Larry Purdin, Wayne Township
Paul Ritchey, Wayne Township
Brice Roberts
Brent Rossiter
Randy E. Ruffer, German Township
Keith Schaffer, Jackson Township
Cindy Seaton, Wayne Township
Thomas K. Smith, Salem Township
Michael Stephan, Wabash Township
Andrew D. Stickley, Mad River Twp.
James Tadlock, Wayne Township
Lewis Terry
Herb Topp
Robert Trentman, Washington Township
Melvin Tucker
Robert Turvy, Deer Creek Township
Wendell Warner,
Charles Wilson, Darby Township
Donald Wilson, Wayne Township
Tom Witheiss, Brown County Township
Township Fiscal Officers
Suzanne Holland,
Polly S. Kinsey, Benton Township
Patricia Laird, Taylor Township
Vicki Price, Claibourne Township
Ruth Rooney, Urbana Township
Cindy Seaton, Wayne Township
Mary Slevin
Bridget Sollars, Concord Township

Issue 2 Supporters:
Adams County
Cherry Fork Farm Supply
Chapparal Feed & Farm Supply
County Commissioner Brian Baldridge
County Commissioner Justin Cooper
County Commissioner Roger Rhonemus
Souder Farms
Township Trustee David Abbot
Township Trustee Thomas Downing
Township Trustee Larry Purdin
Township Trustee James Tadlock
WC Milling LLC
Wright's Country Store

Allen County
County Engineer, Timothy Piper

Ashtabula County
Cold Springs Orchards LLC
Ashtabula County Agricultural Society
Ashtabula County Grange No. 71
Ashtabula County Township Trustees Association
Harpersfield Township Trustees

Athens County
Athens County Farm Bureau

Auglaize County
Bambauer Fertilizer & Seed
Bambauer Equipment LLC
Burke Petroleum Inc.
County Commissioner Don Regula
County Line Ag
Dr. Virgil Brown, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Harrod Insurance Agency Inc.
Hoge Lumber Company
Lininger Trailer Sales
Midway Trailer Sales
Modern Ag Supply
RRR Tire Service
S-H Farm Supply

Belmont County
Dave Merritt, Chairman of Kirlewood Township

Brown County
Brown County Board of Commissioners
Carrington Farm Supply
Brown County Cattleman's Association
Cluxton Family Cattle
County Recorder Amy Jo Declair
CR Tours & Travel
Fauth Parker LLC
American Legion Post #755
Masonic Lodge # 254

Butler County
Butler County 4-H Committee
Butler County Dairy Service
Butler County Farm Bureau
County Youth Advisor Lyn Eisele
County Sheriff Richard K. Jones
Fields Farms
Harvest Land Co-op Inc.
Minges Show Cattle
Niederman Family Farm

Carroll County
Carroll County Cattleman's Association
Carroll County Agricultural Society
Carroll County Commissioners
Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
Carroll County Dairy Board
Carroll County Farm Bureau
Carroll County Humane Society
Suburban Garden Club
The Carrollton Farmer's Exchange

Champaign County
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Knotts
Champaign County Soil & Water Conservation District
Clerk of Courts Penny S. Underwood
County Auditor Karen T. Bailey
County Engineer Fereidoun Shokoyho
County Humane Agent Connie Smith
County Recorder Robin Edwards
Director of Economic Development, Michael G. Morris
Dr. Charles S. Wingfield, DVM
Fiscal Officer Ruth Rooney
Township Trustee Rick Clyborn
Township Trustee Jim Coon
Township Trustee Steve Harris
Township Trustee Howard Peters
Township Trustee Keith Schaffer
Township Trustee Thomas K. Smith
Township Trustee Andrew D. Stickley
Township Trustee Lewis Terry
Township Trustee Herb Topp
Urbana City Council President Marty Hess

Clark County
Medway Motorcycle

Clermont County
Bethel Feed & Supply
Clerk of Courts Tim K. Rudd
Clermont County Agricultural Society
Clinger's Gas & Pizza
County Recorder Deborah Clepper
Dr. Kelly Liming, DVM
Fair Board Director Gerald Bridges
Fair Board Director Eric Nelson
Fairboard Director Wendell Wehrum
JC Rudd Clinic
Karen Rigdon Company
Simmons Photography
Township Trustee Dennis Elchlinger
Township Trustee David L. Kunz
Township Trustee Paul Ritchey
Township Trustee Donald Wilson

Clinton County
Clinton County Commissioners

Columbiana County
Columbiana County Board of Commissioners
Columbiana County Fair
Cope Farm Equipment

Coshocton County
Bakersville Garage Inc.
Clerk of Courts Janet S. Mosier
County Sheriff Tim Rogers
Coshocton Grain Company
Pearl Valley Cheese

Crawford County
Country Side Veterinary Clinic Inc.
Richard Taylor's Restaurant
Cuyahoga County
APACC "The Tractor Club"
Cossel Farms Inc.
LaCampagna Inc.
Wilson Feed Mill

Darke County
County Commissioner Diane Delaplane
County Commissioner Terry Haworth
County Commissioner Michael W. Rhoades
County Engineer Jim Surber
County Recorder Linda Stachler
Curtis Yount Planning & Zoning
DPA Wildlife Specialist John Kaiser
House's Custom Butchering
North Star Hardware & Implement Company
Township Trustee Michael Stephan

Delaware County
County Recorder Andrew Brenner
Radnor Township Trustees

Erie County
County Auditor Thomas J. Paul
Oxford Township Board of Trustees

Fairfield County
Fairfield County Board of Commissioners
Brian Moore Construction LLC
Fairfield County Cattleman's Association
Fairfield County Township Association
Faler Feed Store
Fiscal Officer Barbara Lamp
Township Trustee Bill Myers
Township Trustee David Myers
Township Trustee Ed Pool

Fayette County
County Engineer Steve Luebbe
County Recorder Cathy Templin
County Treasurer Susan V. Dunn
Fayette County Commissioners
Fayette County Republican Party
Fiscal Officer Bridget Sollars
Township Trustee John Melvin
Township Trustee Gary Miller
Township Grustee Cindy Seaton

Franklin County
Township Trustee Gary Dover
Township Trustee Steve Kennedy
Township Trustee Nicole Schlosser
Township Trustee Doug Stormont

Fulton County
4-H Advisor Jackie Ballmer
Fiscal Officer Suzanne Holland
Midwest Drainage
Planning Director Steven C. Brown
Township Trustee Mark Ballmer
Township Trustee Keith Buehrer
Township Trustee Ken Clark
Township Trustee Ivan A. Hills
Township Trustee R.J. Lumbrezer
Township Trustee Randy E. Ruffer
Gallia County Farm Bureau
Hambden Township Board of Trustees
Huntsburg Township
Thompson Township Board of Trustees
Greene County
CCC Farms

Guernsey County
Cambridge City Council President
County Recorder Colleen Wheatley
County Sheriff Michael R. McCauley
Village of Quaker City
Village of Senecaville
Wills Township

Hancock County
Hancock County Humane Society
MAS Farm
Neil Farms Inc.

Hardin County
Diamond M Veterinary Clinic
Hardin County Pork Producers

Harrison County
Barretts Alumni Association
Cadiz Village Council

Green Township
Harrison Central FFA Alumni
Harrison Central FFA Chapter
Harrison County Agricultural Society
Harrison County Commissioners
Harrison County Livestock Sale Committee
Harrison County Republican Central & Executive Committee
Lakeland Young Farmers
Moorefield Township Trustees
Nottingham Township Board of Trustees
Ohio Valley Recreation Club
Village of Hopedale

Henry County
County Auditor Kevin Nye
District 1 Agricultural Educators
Grelton Elevator
Henry County Agricultural Society
Monroe Township Trustees
Township Trustee Andrew Hoffman
Tri County Rural Electric Cooperative

Highland County
Highland County Chamber of Commerce
Highland County Economic Development Office
Highland County Soil & Water Conservation District
Roll 'n' Acres Farm
Whiteoack Valley Grange #2039

Holmes County
County Auditor Jackie McKee
County Recorder Anita J. Hall
County Treasurer Joyce Yoder
Dr. Robert Collett, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Harold's Equipment
Shearer Farm Inc.

Huron County
County Auditor Roland Tkach
County Commissioner Gary W. Baver

Jackson County
Arrowood Farms
Blackford Farm
Brookdale Farm
Cross & Sons Farm
Curt Nolan Farm
Farrar Farms
Franklin Valley Farms
JC Wood Agency Inc.
Johnson Farm
Kenny Adkins Logging
Kiefer Body Shop
Lemaster Farms
Lewis Turkey Farm
OSU Extension Agent David Samples
Ricer Equipment Inc.
Ron Evans Enterprises
Rosey Ridge Farm
Slab Hill Farms
Strickland Sale
Tanner Farm
The Shop
Timbercreek Farm
Weber Farm
Westview Farm

Jefferson County
Buckeye Ruritan
Cross Creek Township Chairman Geno Morelli
Island Creek Township
Jefferson County Farm Bureau
Salem Township

Knox County
Knox County Cattleman's Association

Licking County
Buckeye Valley BIA
Licking County Cattleman's Association
County Recorder Bryan Long
Dr. Robert Krueger, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Logan County
A.G. Boogher & Sons Inc.
King Feed & Supply Inc.

Lucas County
General Pro Hardware Inc.
Lonnie Perry Farms LTD
Myers Farms
Providence Township Board of Trustees
Ryan Family Farm
Waterville Township
Whitehouse Seed Company

Madison County
Advantage Bank
ASE Feed & Supply LLC
Board of Madison County Commissioners
Darby Township Ttrustee Charles Wilson
County Engineer David P. Brand
County Recorder Charles Reed
County Sheriff James Sabin
Der Dutchman
Hostetler Trucking Inc.
Huntington Bank
JD Equipment
Lovejoy's Market
Madison County Republican Party
Madison County Republican Women's Club
Madison County Pleasant Township
Madison County Township Association
Madison County Soil & Water Conservation District
Monroe township Trustees
Mann's Feed & Supply
Oak Run Township Trustees
Range Township Trustees
Red Brick Tavern
Rummell Brill Insurance Agency
The Cheese House
Township Trustee Bruce A. Davison
Township Trustee Richard M. Dunkle
Township Trustee Philp C. Eades
Township Trustee Tom Hudson
Township Trustee Brice Roberts
Township Trustee Robert Turvy
Tri-Green Interstate Eq.
Vallery & Dorn Insurance
Westside Animal Clinic
Yutzy's Farm Market
Mahoning County
Mahoning County Commissioners
Mahoning County Republican Party

Medina County
C&L Shoes
Sigel Cattle Company

Mercer County
A1 Ag Services
Blue Ribbon Feed Mill LTD
Celina Animal Hospital
Chickasaw Veterinary Center
Coldwater Implement
Dr. Neal Fledderjohann
Homan Inc.
Hull Bros. Inc.
Lefeld Implement
Maria Stein Animal Clinic
Maria Stein Grain Company
Mercer Landmark
Minton Veterinary Clinic
PBS Animal Health

Miami County
Miami County Board of Commissioners
Brian Francis Excavating
Caven's Meats Inc
County Commissioner John F. Evans
County Commissioner John W. O'Brien
County Engineer Doug Christian
Double Double K Cattle
Havenar Lawn Service
Lavy Concrete Construction
Miami County Cattleman's Association
Plain View Farms
Siegel's Covington Country Store
Stebbins Farms LTD
Township Trustee & Fiscal Officer Arthur J. Bowsher
Township Trustee Larry Coffing
Township Trustee Doug Cron
Township Trustee Doug Deweese
Township Trustee Mike Havenar
Township Trustee Tom Hill
Township Trustee Tom Witheiss

Monroe County
Monroe County Board of Commissioners
Benton Township Trustees

Montgomery County
A-1 Lawn Service
Bona Vista Farms
Cattleman's Association
Dwico Farms
Farmersville Veterinary Clinic
Jackson Township Trustees
John O'Diam Jr. Farms
Marion Farms
McCoy Homes Inc
Ro-Lin Farm Services Inc.
Scott Industrial Systems
Thomas Farms
Township Trustee Lon Chambers
Yancik Farm Services
Morgan County
Deerfield Grange

Muskingum County
Board of Muskingum County Commissioners
Muskingum County Cattlemen's Association
County Recorder Karen Vincent

Noble County
Beaver Township
County Sheriff Stephen Hannum
Fiscal Officer Mary Slevin
Noble County Commissioners
Township Trustees President Brent Rossiter
Township Trustee Melvin Tucker
Township Trustee Wendell Warner

Ottawa County
Ottawa County Board of Commissioners
Benton Township Trustees
Oak Harbor Veterinary Hospital
Ottawa County Livestock Sale Committee
Ottawa County Republican Party

Paulding County
County Auditor Susan Simpson
County Commissioner Tony Burkley
County Commissioner Edward Straley
County Commissioner Tony Zartman
County Engineer Travis McGarvey
County Treasurer Lou Ann Wannemach
Creek View Farm LLC
Hillside Acres
Hoyings Farm
McClure Farms LLC
Northwest Ohio Wind Energy

Perry County
County Commissioner Fred Shriner
County Treasurer David R. Wilson
Noll Family Farm Inc

Pickaway County
Ashville Grain
Ashville Hardware
Circleville City Council Member Patricia Fouch
County Auditor Melina A. Betz
County Commissioner Ula Jean Metzler
County Commissioner Glenn Reeser
County Commissioner Jay Wippel
County Recorder Joyce Gifford
County Treasurer Ellery S. Elick
Imboden Farms
Noelkeiz Farms
Penlin Farms
Penlin Seeding
Pickaway County Chamber of Commerce
Unity Lodge 12
Village of Ashville

Pike County
Pike County Board of Commissioners
Carroll Farms

Portage County
Mantua Township

Preble County
Brubaker Grain & Chemical
County Commissioner Christopher Day
County Commissioner Robert G. Stoncash
County Engineer J. Stephen Simmons
County Recorder Jeanne A. Dudas
County Sheriff Michael Simpson
Preble Soil & Water Conservation District
Rowe Nutrition LLC
Steinke Tractor Sales
Twin Valley Equine

Putnam County
County Auditor Robert Benroth
County Commissioner Travis Jerwers
County Commissioner John Love
County Commissioner Vincent Schroeder
County Engineer Terrence R. Recker
County Recorder Cathy Recker
County Sheriff James Beuther
Karhoff Farm Seeds & Chemicals LLC
Schey's Turkey Farm LLC

Ross County
Ross County Board of Commissioners
Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce
County Auditor Steve Neal
County Recorder Kathy Dunn
County Treasurer Jerald A. Byer

Sandusky County
Ballvile Township Trustees
Drown's Farm Market
Gries Seed Farms Inc.
Groomer's Corner
Meggitt Sand Blasting
Ole Zim's Wagon Shed
Root's Poultry
Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce
Sandusky County Township

Scott Township
Tomorrow's Harvest
Townsend Townsend Trustees
York Animal Hospital

Scioto County
Behlen Manufacturing Company
McClure Drainage
Scioto County Soil & Water Conservation Distict

Seneca County
Ag Credit
American Sweet Bean Company
Barb & Dick's Farm Market
Kansas Grain Inc.
Martin Excavating & Trucking
Scherger Farms Inc.
Shock Precast
Seneca County Commissioners
Seneca County Township Association
Seneca Soil & Water Conservation District
Smith Family Foods
Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce
Tiffin Farmer's Co-op

Shelby County
County Commissioner Dale Delope
County Commissioner Larry Kleinham
County Commissioner Jack Toomey
Koenig Equipment
Shelby County Agricultural Society

Stark County
Dover Brake
Leppo Rents
Ziegler Tire

Summit County
County Executive Russ Pay
Tim Crawford, Summit County Council

Trumbull County
Trumbull County Board of Commissioners
Bockelman's Landscaping
Bristol Township Trustees
Cortland Tractor Sales Company
Crowder Feed Co. Inc.
Fowler Township
Hillier Auctions & Appraisals
Home & Garden Chair Kathleen D. Ferris
Johnston Township
Mahoning Valley Landscape Nursery Association
Trumbull County Jr. Fair Livestock Sale Committee
Trumbull Food & Ag Committee
Trumbull Soil & Water Conservation District
Wilde Horse Feed & Supply

Tuscarawas County
Agland Co-op
B&H Auto
Blue Ribbon Fish Farm
Buckeye Career Center FFA
County Engineer Joe Bachman
Dandy Egg
Dover Hydraulics Inc.
Dover Memorials
Dr. Natalie A. Fisher, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Michelle Santangelo, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Donald A. Wattman, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Drew Yosick, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Gerber & Sons
Hog Heaven Restaurant
Kiwanis Club of Dover Ohio
Lawrence Township Chairman Mark W. Haueter
Owen's Implement
Sopher Insurance Agency
Stone Creek Green Technologies
Strasburg American Legion
Strasburg Savings Bank
Sugar Creek Veterinary Clinic
Sugar Valley Meats LLC
Township Trustee Randall Fearon
Trealayne Holsteins
Tuscarawas County Agricultural Society
Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce
Tuscarawas County Commissioners
Tuscarawas County Dairy Farmers
Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau
Tuscarawas County Pork Producers
Twin City Chamber of Commerce
Wilkshire Cleaners

Union County
Millcreek Township
Union County Commissioners
Union county Darby Township Trustees

Van Wert County
Ag Credit
Board of Commissioners
County Auditor Nancy Dixon
County Sheriff Stan Owens
Schumm Family Farm
Township Trustee Robert Trentman

Warren County
Warren County Shrine Club

Washington County
County Recorder Tracey C. Wright

Wayne County
County Commissioner Jim Carmichael
County Commissioner Ann Obrecht
Clerk of Courts Tim Neal
Crys Mar Farms
FHJ Farms
Finney Veterinary Service
Gerber Feed Service
Jentes Farms
Kidnon Auction Inc.
Oak Glen Farms
Richard Shisler & Association
Slicker Farm
Township Trustee David R. Mann
Wayne County Humane Society
Wayne County Ag. Success Team
WG Dairy Supply

Wood County
Wood County Board of Commissioners
Grand Rapids Township
Heritage Landscape & Design
S&D Application LLC
Top of the Hill

Wyandot County
County Commissioner Michael L. Wheeler
County Executive Director Vicki Orians
Custom Agri Systems
Farmers Mutual Relief Association
Keaton Welding & Machine
Wyandot Soil & Water Conservation District

People Opposing Issue 2:
Ohio Farmers Union
Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Association
Ohio Sierra Club
Local Matters
Progress Ohio
Food & Water Watch
Organic Consumers Association
Cornucopia Institute
Center for Food Safety
Ohio Conference on Fair Trade
Ohio Environmental Stewardship Alliance
Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
National Family Farm Coalition
Family Farm Defenders
Wood County Citizens Opposed to Factory Farms
Western Lake Erie Water Keepers Association
Grand Lake St. Mary’s Improvement Association
Clintonville Community Market
Williams County Alliance
Working Families Win- Ohio Chapter
Mercy for Animals
The Wellness Forum
Weston A. Price Foundation


Mary K. Holmes said...

I am opposed to Issue 2 and I am not supported by left wing radicals in Washington, D.C. So be careful what you say about people you don't know.

I am a local food advocate who helped start farmers' markets in NE Ohio and have supported small farmers since 1995 by buying their products. I eat meat, poultry, eggs and cheese that come from pastured animals.

The 200 Confined Animal Feeding Operations and the grain growers who support them do not want ordinary citizens to weigh in on how they treat livestock and the resulting environmental pollution, antibiotic overuse, and rural ruin they are causing.

Wake up, voters. This is a Constitutional Amendment that pre-empts our right to petition government and have a say. Take a close look at the long list of supporters--these are organizations and individuals who seek to take away your rights. If they win, what special interest group is next in line for protection without citizen input?

Mary K. Holmes

Quimbob said...

You accuse me of painting with too broad a brush and then whip out your own brush that's 10x broader ?

Mark said...

Quim, I was going to vote against it but I changed my mind after reading your post.

This is probably the first time that ever really happened with a blog (although mainly it was because I didn't care much either way to begin with).

Unknown said...

Please answer me this...why does this have to be a Constitutional Amendment?

Quimbob said...

Mark, I plan on either voting against it or not voting on it either way.
In a perfect world we would settle things through a free market and the care of farm animals would be decided in consumer choices.
Then, again, I am not too worried about the board wiping out smaller farmers, either.

Quimbob said...

Louisa, that just seems to be the way everybody does everything. Seems like the right wingers started it because so many of the laws they passed got shot down by the courts. The referendumaniacs just go straight to constitutional amendments now. It's turning our constitutions into crap. I am fully expecting the animal rightists to conjure up an amendment for the state soon.

Unknown said...

Just because others do it does not make it right. Changing the constitution should be done in a more circumspect and respectful way, with much more study and debate, than the way this issue has been handled. The Casino issue 3 is also a constitutional amendment. Let's put some integrity back in the system. Let's vote against amending the constitution and then if this issue continues, the state and all of us citizens will have an opportunity to study the issue more thoroughly.

Quimbob said...

I'm thinking constitutional amendments should require some kind of super majority like 66.6% or something.
Of course, I guess we would have to make that a constitutional amendment.....

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