News & Events

Some progress at Ohio tax department CAUV meeting; still more questions

Published Mar. 6, 2015

While a CAUV is determined by a number of factors, including yield, crop price and production costs, a lower capitalization rate results in a higher property value.

FDA analysis demonstrates U.S. milk supply is safe from drug residues

Published Mar. 6, 2015

The milk survey was released by the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, which sampled the raw milk from nearly 2,000 dairy farms in 2012, and conducted extensive laboratory testing on each milk sample for 31 different pharmaceutical compounds. It found that more than 99% of the samples were free of residues, “underscoring the safety of the milk supply,” according to the FDA.

It’s OK to ‘farm like a girl’

Published Mar. 6, 2015

This week, we kick off an eight-week series on women in agriculture, You Go, Girl. It’s our hope that by spotlighting eight amazing, intelligent, driven women in various facets of agriculture, we can help dispel the myth that females farm “like a girl,” and that they are perfectly capable of farming. Period.

How Agrihoods Are Making Farm-To-Table Living Hip

Published Mar. 6, 2015

Across the country, developers are building a new type of residential neighborhood called an “agrihood.” Rather than having houses clustered around a golf course or country club, these environmentally conscious communities center around a shared working farm.

Paying Farmers Not to Farm? Not Exactly

Published Mar. 6, 2015

So taxpayers aren't paying farmers not to farm, but rather to farm differently. And after 25 years, farmers large and small are finally getting the message.

Uncle Sam's farm office: How the Farm Service Agency was born

Published Mar. 6, 2015

The Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 established the Agricultural Adjustment Administration to stabilize farm prices at a level on which farmers could survive. The law established state and county groups farmers called "Triple A committees," which oversaw the first federal farm program

McDonald's cuts antibiotics in chicken. Why more restaurants will follow.

Published Mar. 5, 2015

“McDonald’s is a major player,” says Gail Hansen, a public health veterinarian and senior officer of antibiotic resistance with Pew Charitable Trusts, in a phone interview. “Economically, other companies will say: 'We can follow this model.' ”

PETA, ACLU file lawsuit on behalf of Ohio teacher

Published Mar. 5, 2015

School board fired teacher for Facebook comments about animals on dairy farms.

Pitching farm life: Brenda Hastings takes dairy industry in an all new direction

Published Mar. 5, 2015

“We wanted to expand our reach,” Hastings said of the dairy’s May through October group, school and day camp agritourism events such as “Cow Tales Adventures” and the “Milk From Cow to Bottle Tour.” “We started the agritourism not knowing what we were doing,” Hastings admitted

Highland County farmers attend Ag Day at the Capitol

Published Mar. 5, 2015

The role of the Ohio Farm Bureau is to work together for the promotion of Ohio agriculture and act as an advocate for farmers that are working hard to produce quality products for a growing world. An event such as Ag Day at the Capitol facilitates a “meeting of the minds” so that farmers and legislators may work together and reach a common goal