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Stepping out of our comfort zone - AgriPOWER Class VII Session 1 blog

Published Jul. 29, 2015

AgriPOWER Institute Class VII participant Angela Shoemaker of Louisville discusses her experience in the program's first session and learning to step out of her comfort zone.

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Understanding of why we do things the way that we do - AgriPOWER session 1 blog

Published Jul. 29, 2015

AgriPOWER Institute Class VII participant Vicky Shaw of Medina discusses her experience in the program's first session learning about her strength and picking up public speaking tips.

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Farm Bureau part of successful grain storage bin case

Published Jul. 29, 2015

The Ohio Supreme Court recently ruled that grain storage bins are personal property pursuant to state law and may not be taxed as real property. Ohio Farm Bureau filed an amicus brief in this case with input directly from members.

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12 Receive Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Foundation Scholarships

Published Jul. 21, 2015

Twelve young Ohioans have been named recipients of $1,500 college scholarships from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Foundation. Supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the Foundation annually recognizes Ohio students for their academic effort, engagement in their communities and career interests that link agriculture to community service, education or scientific research.

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Farm Bureau opposes marijuana measure

Published Jul. 17, 2015

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has announced its opposition to the marijuana legalization measure likely to be on the November 2015 ballot.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Member Savings Testimonials

Published Jul. 10, 2015

Help us share the great savings and service opportunities that are part of Ohio Farm Bureau membership. Fill out this form to share your member savings and services experiences. You will be entered in a drawing for two any day tickets to Cedar Point! Help us help other members make the most of their membership and recruit new members! Your testimonials may be shared in publications, brochures or websites. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Must be 18 years of age and valid Ohio resident to enter. Form must be submitted between July 8, 2015 and July 22, 2015.

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A look at OFBF’s work on the state’s $71 billion operating budget

Published Jul. 10, 2015

Ohio Gov. John Kasich recently signed into law a $71 billion operating budget for the state for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. Ohio Farm Bureau staff members were engaged with legislators during the entire budget bill process on matters of importance to the agricultural community and OFBF members.

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Brochure available about state’s new nutrient application law

Published Jul. 10, 2015

Do you farm in the Western Lake Erie Basin? If you do, a new law went into effect earlier this month that changes how you apply nutrients.

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What you need to know about Ag Districts and Ag Security Areas. Full brochure download available.

Five things you should know about Ag Districts and Ag Security Areas

Published Jul. 9, 2015

Ohio’s Ag Districts and Agricultural Security Areas are important programs that help preserve farmland in Ohio. Here are five things you should know about Ag Districts and Ag Security Areas.

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Energy exploration has resulted in a large amount of new infrastructure in eastern Ohio.

LESSONS LEARNED Farmers talk about pros, cons of energy exploration

Published Jul. 7, 2015

Farmers hope others look to eastern Ohio to understand the opportunities and challenges it is facing and to prepare themselves as oil and gas development continues to expand westward.

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Eminent domain? Not so fast

Published Jul. 7, 2015

According to Dale Arnold, Ohio Farm Bureau's director of energy, utility and local government policy, pipelines being used to carry materials such as ethane and/or other natural gas liquids do not qualify for eminent domain as the laws are currently written and interpreted.

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Farm Bureau busy in the Statehouse, Congress

Published Jul. 7, 2015

State operating budget, transfer of nutrient management authority to ODA, agritourism, Trade Promotion Authority all being discussed before summer recess.

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Where we’re at with WOTUS

Published Jul. 7, 2015

American Farm Bureau said the 297-page final rule, which goes into effect 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register, broadened the scope of protected waters to include small streams and wetlands.

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Foundation announces scholarship recipients

Published Jul. 7, 2015

The foundation annually recognizes Ohio students for their academic effort, engagement in their communities and career interests that link agriculture to community service, education or scientific research.

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Water samples from Lake Erie.

Providing Input at Trends and Issues Conference

Published Jul. 7, 2015

Lake Erie provided the backdrop for Ohio Farm Bureau’s Trends and Issues Conference as OFBF members gathered to discuss how to improve the organization’s programs and policies.

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Legislators to go on the road to learn about ag issues

Published Jul. 7, 2015

House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger is convening an agricultural study committee that will travel around the state this summer to look at current ag issues.

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Youths encouraged to participate in state poultry skillathon contest

Published Jul. 7, 2015

Winners in the 10 age categories for the state poultry skillathon contest will represent the poultry industry in the Sale of Champions with one combined exhibit to represent all market and breeding chicken, turkey and waterfowl exhibitors.

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In a pinch for a part, OFBF member turns to Grainger

Published Jul. 7, 2015

Not only did Grainger have the part and ship it overnight but Miller received a discount on the order because Farm Bureau members get 10 percent off catalog items.

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Nationwide News Nationwide to sponsor Ag Hall of Fame event

Published Jul. 7, 2015

The event, held during the Ohio State Fair, will attract about 500 guests to honor these individuals for their lifetime of service and dedication to Ohio’s agriculture community.

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OFBF members urge legislators to take action on CAUV

Published Jun. 26, 2015

Ohio Farm Bureau members helped get the word out to state legislators that they should take action to improve the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) formula.

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Ohio Youth Capital Challenge finalists to compete during state fair

Published Jun. 23, 2015

Four Ohio Youth Capital Challenge teams will compete Aug. 1 in the finals of the contest, which engages young people in community development citizenship. Sponsored by Ohio 4-H, Ohio FFA and Ohio Farm Bureau, the contest brings together youths age 14-18 from around the state to discuss community issues and concerns and then work together to propose policies and programs to solve the issues.

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County Farm Bureau annual meetings announced

Published Jun. 18, 2015

Every County Farm Bureau in Ohio holds an annual meeting to finish the county policy development process and vote on proposed policies to send on to the state level. Meetings are also a celebration of the past year and a great time to meet and catch up with other Farm Bureau members. Dates for the meetings have been announced. Contact you county for further details.

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Urgent: Action Needed Now on CAUV

Published Jun. 17, 2015

As the Ohio General Assembly considers the budget bill, there is an opportunity to put Ohio Farm Bureau's most recent recommendations into law.

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OFBF responds to high nitrate water warning in Columbus

Published Jun. 12, 2015

Farm Bureau members and staff responded quickly when the city of Columbus issued a high nitrate warning for water supplied by one of its three treatment plants.

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OFBF testifies about CAUV; tax department implements changes to formula

Published May. 29, 2015

With the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) rates for 2015 expected to be released in a couple of weeks, Ohio Farm Bureau was asked to testify about CAUV and describe its latest set of recommendations for changes to the formula.

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