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OFBF is working closely with lawmakers to protect farmers from national legislative efforts that could hinder operations

Climate change, water bills pose threat

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Despite an amendment to improve the measure for agriculture, Farm Bureau believes climate change legislation approved by the U.S. House still falls short.

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The line above indicates the divide between the Lake Erie and Ohio River drainage basins.

Advisory board working to develop recommendations on Lake Erie water use

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Last year, Ohio was among the eight Midwest states and two Canadian provinces to ratify the Great Lakes Compact — an agreement that governs the use and prevents the diversion of water from the Great Lakes.

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Fisher spoke in support of a bill introduced by Sen. Karen Gillmor (r) that aims to increase the use of bioproducts Ohio

Senator, farm groups urge state to choose bio-products

Published Jul. 16, 2009

A bill introduced by Sen. Karen Gillmor, R-Tiffin, would implement a program in Ohio to expand the use of bio-products by state agencies.

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Stimpert (left) and Shapiro in the Town Hall Ohio Studios

OFBF and HSUS on the air to debate animal issues

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Representatives of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will debate a wide range of animal care issues on this week's broadcast of Town Hall Ohio.

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AFBF: Tax Code Change Would Benefit America's Hungry

Published Jul. 20, 2009

The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging members of Congress to support a change to the tax code that makes it more feasible for farmers and ranchers to donate food they grow to charitable organizations.

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Children learned how to milk cows at last year's fair

Town Hall Ohio looks ahead to the Ohio State Fair

Published Jul. 22, 2009

Ohio Expo Center and State Fair General Manager Virgil Strickler and Marketing and Public Relations Director Christina Leeds, will discuss the vast variety of attractions for fairgoers at the 156th Ohio State Fair.

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Dorman named Director of Food Programs for Center for Food and Animal Issues

Published Jul. 23, 2009

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has named Leah Dorman, D.V.M., as director of food programs for its Center for Food and Animal Issues.

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Farm Bureau members get Back to Basics

Published Jul. 24, 2009

For nearly 70 Ohioans, a recent trip to the Bob Evans Farm in southeast Ohio was all about getting back to basics.

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Campbell, Dorman, White, Bumgarner (seated)

Ohio Farm Bureau assembles team for new Center for Food and Animal Issues

Published Jul. 28, 2009

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) recently-created Center for Food and Animal Issues has assembled its team of professionals that will facilitate discussion over society’s relationship to animals.

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State Fair kicks off with visit from Governor

Published Jul. 29, 2009

The Ohio State Fair got off to a soggy start on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of eager fairgoers and the activity in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) “Land and Living” exhibit.

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Ohio Farm Bureau and Bob Evans Recipe Contest Winners to be Announced

Published Aug. 5, 2009

Eight finalists named in competition to receive free Bob Evans grocery products for a year.

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Gail Lierer (Butler), Cy Prettyman (Marion), Mike Yoder (Tuscarawas), Jayne Wallace (Harrison) & John Davis (Carroll)

County Farm Bureaus receive awards for outstanding programming

Published Aug. 11, 2009

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) recognized county Farm Bureaus for their outstanding activities and achievements during the past year at the organization’s annual leadership conference held in Columbus Aug. 10 and 11.

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AFBF: Gridiron Great Bradshaw to address Farm Bureau

Published Aug. 12, 2009

Terry Bradshaw, four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, two-time Super Bowl “Most Valuable Player” and Pro Football Hall of Fame member, will deliver the keynote address at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 91st annual meeting on Jan. 11, 2010, in Seattle, Wash.

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Grocery Giveaway

Published Aug. 13, 2009

This fall, three lucky Ohioans will win free groceries for a year, all for taking a few minutes to listen to the men and women who produce the food they eat every day.

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Regulations could add up on farms

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Farm Bureau is working at the national level to defend farmers from what it believes to be onerous regulatory proposals.

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Team named for Center for Food and Animal Issues

Published Aug. 13, 2009

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) recently created Center for Food and Animal Issues has assembled its team of professionals that will facilitate discussion over society’s relationship to animals.

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Learn winning campaign techniques at September seminar

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Those interested in running for public office now or at some point in the future, will have an opportunity to sharpen their campaigning skills during a two-day seminar in Columbus Sept. 1 and 2.

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News Briefs

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Ag spending bills, feeding the hungry, Senate Ag Subcommittee, AFBF Task Force and cancer study

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Horse troubles growing

Published Aug. 13, 2009

More than 90 percent of respondents to a recent nationwide survey believe the number of unwanted horses, as well as those neglected and abused, is increasing.

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Young Ag Professional contests nearing

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau is looking for the top young agricultural professionals in the state to apply for the following contests.

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Next Our Ohio magazine, Growing a Masterpiece online, From Field to Table Festival and sharing ag messages with teachers

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Teachers bring ‘Link to Life’ to classrooms

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Six Ohio teachers recently took to the farm with Ohio Farm Bureau for the benefit of their classrooms and students.

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May We Introduce…

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Carol Wagner and Chris Henney

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Farm certified agents show commitment to customers

Published Aug. 13, 2009

The better your insurance agent knows and understands your farming operation, the more he or she can act as your trusted partner helping ensure you have the insurance coverages you need while helping keep your farm insurance costs reasonable.

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Five Northwest County offices shuffle locations, hours

Published Aug. 13, 2009

To make the best use of member resources, OFBF has adjusted operations in Allen, Hancock, Hardin, Logan and Wyandot counties.

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