Grain farmers in Ohio should know there is a safety net in place in case their grain elevator closes its doors. In 1983 the Ohio legislature enacted laws specific to agricultural commodity handlers, including the Grain Indemnity Fund. Here are five things to know.
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High crop yields combined with below-normal temperatures and a wet harvest in 2014 have farmers and other grain handlers working with less-than-ideal corn and soybeans. Experts are projecting the deadliest year for grain engulfments since 2010, when 59 entrapments were recorded.
The state legislature is fast-tracking legislation dealing with water quality issues. This week the Senate passed a bill that would ban the application of fertilizer and livestock manure to frozen, snow-covered and saturated ground in the Western Lake Erie Basin. The House is working on a similar bill.
The weather has been challenging in Ohio this week, but the work doesn’t end for farmers. Early in the week we shared some winter photos from our archives and farmers across the state shared their photos with us. Here are ten of our favorite. To see the others shared with us search #OFBF on Instagram or check out posts to our Facebook Page.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program members are required to attend one safety seminar per year to remain program eligible. For a list of dates and locations open the document attached to this page or contact your county Farm Bureau for details about upcoming meetings.
The fifth session of AgriPOWER Class VI Jan. 22-23 focused on local government and local issues in the Toledo area. Class VI focused on local agriculture issues in that part of the state including the water issues Toledo faced this past summer. The class also learned about local government from township, county and city government officials in that part of the state.
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Wooster and Piketon
The new, innovative Ohio hops research program offered by Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is offering free monthly tours of its hops fields in Wooster...
Various locations throughout Ohio
A reduction in bag limits and antlerless permit use, as well as a shift in the youth season during the 2015-2016 hunting seasons, were among regulations proposed to the Ohio Wildlife Council at its re...
1870 Quaker Way
The conference will feature multiple workshops and a trade show for landowners and small farmers, is designed to help landowners and producers learn techniques to make their small farm operations more...
Ohio Expo Center
717 E. 17th Ave.
This well-known event, now in its 22nd year, brings activities, free seminars, gear, more than 450 booths, demonstrations, contests, displays and more to the Ohio Expo Center. Time: Friday (2pm - 9 pm...
Defiance County EMA Building
State Route 15
Covers basic concepts, principles and skills related to the purpose, design, layout, construction and management of soil and water conservation systems, with emphasis on water management and water qua...
Wakeman Community Library
33 Pleasant Street
Property owners throughout the region are invited to learn about conservation easements and farmland protection programs at a March 18 meeting hosted by Western Reserve Land Conservancy. The event w...
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