Accident claims life of dairy farmer and activist

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An Ohio dairy farmer was killed in a farm accident this week, leaving behind a legacy of dedication to the industry and pro-agriculture activism.

Bryan Wolfe died Tuesday after becoming entrapped inside a haybine during maintenance of the machine, according to a report by Farm and Dairy.  

Mr. Wolfe was well-known for his work with Pro-Ag, The National Family Farm Coalition, ARMPA and the Ohio Farmers Union. In 2009, he was one of four dairy farmers to sue DairyAmerica and its majority owner California Dairies Inc on behalf of milk famers around the country. Though the case was dismissed in 2010, earlier this week an appeals court revived the lawsuit. Read more here.  

Mr. Wolfe also lobbied Congress keep dairy farming “alive,” often working closely with U.S. Representative Steven LaTourette, R-Ohio.

“Bryan was a tireless advocate for dairy farmers on a national level,” LaTourette told Farm and Dairy. “He was a valued adviser to our office on matters important to all farmers.



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