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Buckeye Farm News

Issue 8 | January 15, 2009

Featured Jan. 15, 2009 issue: challenges in the livestock industry, OFBF's President's Award winners and volunteer opportunities.

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In This Issue

Page 1

  • Bridging the gap
    Critics are weighing in, so farmers are speaking out

  • Decision time: producers consider ACRE Program

Page 2

  • OFBF recruiting for second AgriPOWER class

  • Farm Bureau, volunteers rally to feed Ohio's hungry

  • So called 'cow-tax' draws criticism

  • Bills may soon ban horse slaughter

  • Funding up for animal rights

Page 3

  • New strategies can save farmland
    Policies rather than funding may provide solutions

  • Livestock farmers prepare to reach out to community

Page 4

  • Corn growers question high food costs

  • Biodiesel grants available to Ohio school districts

  • Public policy briefs
    Renewable Fuel Standard increased for 2009, Forecasted exports decrease while imports slow, Vilsack to be new agriculture secretary, Farm Bureau grows across nation, OFBF on Equine Task Force, Ohio farmers provided $375,000 in Emergency Conservation Funds

Page 5

  • County news
    Four-county leadership program kicks off, Building young leaders in Fairfield County, Fairfield County Farm Bureau fair building dedicated, Butler, Hamilton counties recognize 'Friends of Agriculture,' Farm Bureaus cruise through membership

  • Full-year membership approach made for easier campaign

  • Coming next on 'Ohio Farm & Country'

  • Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture's Story

  • Under 35? Mark your calendar for leadership conference

  • OFBF sponsors Cattlemen's BEST program

Page 6

  • OFBF's best programs
    President's Award winners describe their successes, share award application tips

  • Volunteer roles need filled under new structure

Page 7

  • Workers' comp safety meeting dates

  • Foundation offers scholarships

  • Vanderkooi named OFBF director of state policy

  • Nationwide offers member discounts and extra coverages

Page 8

  • Farm Income Enhancement Program marks 20th anniversary

  • Howard receives crop advising award

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