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I just stepped away from a press conference in the Cabinet Room of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland where he, Ohio Farm Bureau official Jack Fisher and I announced a historic agreement on animal welfare in the state.
When we started farming Benziger's vineyard in 1980, we did it with machines and pesticides. But when we later switched to Biodynamic, the results were miraculous: the birds and the bees returned. We let nature back in.