News & Events

Gaps between the farm and city life

Published Apr. 20, 2015

This is one of the reasons Farm Bureau has expanded membership to include the non-farmer population. In an effort to address both farm and consumer interests and for the benefit of both, the bureau is taking a proactive step toward educating others about the business of farming and agriculture and is providing a forum for clarity and understanding among the groups.

Longest-serving Ohio 4-H volunteer’s experience inspires others

Published Apr. 14, 2015

75 years later, 4-H remains part and parcel of Wagner’s life, as she recently celebrated 69 years as a 4-H volunteer.

More voices of farm moms needed in GMO conversation

Published Apr. 9, 2015

Kansas farmer Mary Mertz reached out. Her heartfelt honesty is what is needed to build trust with the average consumer. Farmers hold a huge amount of power in this discussion and are among the least likely to use it.

No surprises in April 9 USDA Crop Production report

Published Apr. 10, 2015

Corn ending stocks were increased 50 million bushels to 1.827 billion bushels, less than expected. Corn fed to livestock was reduced 50 million bushels. Corn exports were unchanged as expected.

Ohio agriculture industry in spotlight with business profiles

Published Apr. 8, 2015

One in every seven Ohioans is employed in an agriculture-related field and the industry contributes approximately $105 billion to the state’s economy each year, according to a news release. With more than 14 million acres of farm land, the state ranks 13th nationally for agriculture exports.

Ohio Farm Bureau membersshare concerns with officials

Published Apr. 8, 2015

Both Montgomery County farmer Keven Dull and Shelby County farmer Aaron Heilers went to the annual Ohio Farm Bureau Presidents’ Trip to Washington in March to be advocates for their Farm Bureau and for Ohio farmers throughout the state. And that was exactly the point of these trips - to learn about how Washington D.C. works in terms of policy and regulations that pertain to farmers,

Ohio poultry at risk for a potent strain of avian influenza

Published Apr. 9, 2015

Though it is not present in Ohio, poultry owners should still be on high alert for signs of a novel strain of avian influenza capable of completely wiping out entire commercial flocks, exhibition birds and backyard poultry.

Ohio State researcher committed to the science of animal health

Published Apr. 9, 2015

In May, she will receive one of her highest honors to date, the 2015 Wolf Prize in Agriculture, for her work on viral diseases of critical importance to farm animals, food safety and human health.

Precision Agriculture Develops Better Farm Managers

Published Apr. 10, 2015

Speakers say precision technology improves profitability and, perhaps more importantly, promotes environmental stewardship

Scientists, agriculture experts explore ways to produce more food with low pollu

Published Apr. 10, 2015

He calls it a "Mo Fo Lo Po": more food, low pollution.