BOWLING GREEN — Jonathan McCracken, senior policy advisor to U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, will present an overview of the 2018 Farm Bill and what it means for Ohio farmers, the Western Lake Erie Basin and the future of American agriculture, at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum, on June 20 from 8-9:30 a.m.

The event is hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation (AIF).

The 2018 Farm Bill provided numerous updates to commodity programs – including improvements to the dairy program – increases in trade and export promotion programs, historic investments in water quality, and continued support for the research necessary to address the most challenging problems in the agricultural sector.

A native of Wilmington, McCracken advises Brown on, and develops policy and legislation related to, agriculture, food, nutrition, energy, environment, and infrastructure.

Arrive early, as breakfast and informal networking will start at 8 a.m., with the program to follow. The cost is $10 per person when you RSVP in advance, or $12 per person at the door without RSVP (cash or check) which includes breakfast and networking opportunities.

The Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum is an educational networking opportunity to provide information on current issues, trends and programs available to the agricultural community and those who support its advancement.

The AIF is located at 13737 Middleton Pike (Ohio 582) in Bowling Green. Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by visiting

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