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Buckeye Farm News

Issue 12 | March 26, 2009

Featured Mar. 26, 2009 issue: state budget, County President's trip to Washington D.C., Young Ag Professionals Leadership Conference and the 2009 OFBF Children's Literature Award winner.

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In This Issue

Page 1

  • Amid budget cuts, Extension moves ahead with reorganization
    Reduced funding forces layoffs, and more are projected

  • Farmers air concerns in D.C.
    Local leaders make trip as federal issues mount

  • A guide to influencing farm, rural policy

Page 2

  • Spending, livestock issues lead Washington talks

  • News briefs
    Production of ethanol up 41 percent in 2008; Ag committee could draft greenhouse gas bill from meetings; ACRE calculators available; Young farmers show optimism; More animal rights bills introduced

  • Lawmakers want White House office for rural policy

  • Extremist attacks on the food chain rose in 2008

Page 3

  • From the farm forum

  • Alert system guards against metal theft

  • Rural agenda includes jobs, infrastructure

Page 4

  • County News
    Preserving land in Fairfield County; Dancing for dollars in Washington County

  • Teachers: Get the Ag Bag before it's too late

  • Hundreds gather for Young Ag Professionals Leadership Conference

  • Two different youth conferences this summer

  • Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture's Story

  • Coming next on 'Ohio Farm & Country'

Page 5

  • Medical Mutual health plans save Farm Bureau members money

  • Prevent losses before they happen

  • May we introduce: Karen Debolt, Delaware County; Nick Kennedy

Page 6

  • On Your Behalf
    Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio

  • Story jumps

Page 7

  • Your letters

  • Pearl Market seeking farmers and vendors

  • Learn the basics of selling timber

Page 8

  • OFBF selects Children's Literature Award winner

  • OLC media campaign focuses on consumer-farmer connection

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