News & Events

“Farmland” showing in Ohio theaters

Published Apr. 24, 2014

Please visit each theater’s website for ticket information, which may not be listed until closer to the date. For additional information about the movie as well as additional theaters, visit

10TV video: Beef Prices On The Rise As Demand Soars

Published Apr. 16, 2014

OFBF members Barb and Phil Watts are beef cattle farmers. They sell about 2000 head of cattle every year from their Licking County farm. They both agree that a growing worldwide demand for beef and less supply at home, have led to higher beef prices.

2014 Farm Bill means big changes for agriculture

Published Apr. 14, 2014

Though Direct Payments have often been maligned in their nearly two-decade history, they were an efficient means of providing assistance that empowered farm families to manage their risk as they saw fit. But direct payments have been eliminated in order to execute a 30% cut to the Commodity Title

Agriculture Is a Man's World? Not on My Farm

Published Apr. 17, 2014

A farmer is required to be a person capable of wearing many hats -- from accountant to nurse to scientist to engineer. A farmer's head is full of so much information, and also full of contacts, for those questions that they can't answer. A farmer knows how to make the best out of a sticky situation, and knows when to call in reinforcements.

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack orders federal response to PEDv

Published Apr. 22, 2014

The federal order is designed to enhance biosecurity and health of the domestic swine herd in order to maintain movement of pigs in the United States and slow the spread of the disease, which is estimated to have killed upwards of 5 million pigs.

Animals are a special part of the farm

Published Apr. 17, 2014

Most people are not privileged to raise farm animals, but a cat, dog, fish or bird can fulfill a need.

Brown and Gibbs named Legislators of the Year

Published Apr. 24, 2014

OSA farmer leaders presented the award to Brown during a special event and meeting at the farm of Bret Davis, OSA chairman and Delaware County soybean farmer.

Canal system, innovations boosted agriculture

Published Apr. 21, 2014

To solve the economic crisis in Ohio, the state devised a plan to build a canal system to connect the Ohio River and Lake Erie. Lake Erie was the natural connector to the New York Erie Canal. The new canal system would provide a way for crops and other goods produced in Ohio to be transported in bulk and at minimum cost to the population centers in the East.

Daniels presented with Distinguished Service Award by the Ohio-WV Youth Assn

Published Apr. 15, 2014

Daniels is a strong supporter of Jr. Livestock Exhibitions at county and independent fairs and the Ohio State Fair, which teach 4-H and FFA youth about responsible food animal production and leadership skills.

Death on the Farm

Published Apr. 17, 2014

American farmers are a dying breed, in part because they’re killing themselves at a shocking rate