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State and Provincial Laws and Lawsuits; Farm Security, Protection

2019 Ag Chairs Summit
July 15, 2019
10:45 am to 12:00 pm
Imperial 1-2-3

Iowa | Senator Annette Sweeney

Idaho | Senator Jim Patrick

North Carolina | Senator Brent Jackson

Animal Confinement Bills | Gary Baise, OFW Law

Farm Security Session Summary


Annette Sweeney

Iowa Senate

An Iowa native, Senator Annette Sweeney grew up on a family farm near Buckeye. After graduating from college, she educated middle school students as a teacher of English and speech. Upon her father’s untimely death in 1983, Senator Sweeney moved back home to Buckeye to the family farm with her mother and sister. Read more about Annette Sweeney

Brent Jackson

North Carolina Senate

Senator Jackson was first elected to  the North Carolina Senate in 2010. He serves as Co-Chair, Senate Appropriations Committee and Vice Chair, Senate Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Committee. He is also the founder, president and CEO of Jackson Farming Company

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Gary Baise


Gary Baise, a principal at OFW Law who is also co-head of the litigation practice, specializes in the Clean Water Act; Clean Air
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