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- Farm Bureau helping farmers meet their water quality goals
- Restructured Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has $10 million goal
- Protecting, improving agritourism
- Ohio Supreme Court case examines how grain bins are taxed
- A broader look at Ohio’s tax system
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Gov. Ted Strickland has signed Senate Bill 131, sponsored by Sens. Karen Gillmor, R-Tiffin, and Capri Cafaro, D-Hubbard, which will establish a bio-products preferred purchasing program, making Ohio the first state in the country with such a program in statute.
House Bill (HB) 473, a bill proposing rules on how much water farms and factories in Ohio can draw from Lake Erie, passed the Ohio House of Representatives April 25 with a vote of 59-38.
Passed in the Senate Wednesday, a bill to help facilitate the transfer of the NPDES program for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and storm water associated with construction activity to ODA from Ohio EPA is now awaiting the governor’s signature.
At the end of the year, Ohio lawmakers passed House Bill 5, a municipal tax reform bill. The legislation simplifies and establishes consistency for the filing of municipal income tax returns.
The U.S. House this month passed a bill that would help increase the number of veterinarians working in livestock and food animal practices and in key public health fields. The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the Senate to follow suit.
Citing the contributions of Ohio’s farmers to the economy and the state’s rich agricultural heritage, OFBF testified in favor of a bill that would designate the week of Thanksgiving as Ohio Agriculture Week.
Two major pieces of legislation banning horse slaughter are expected to be reintroduced.
Advanced Image Resources Inc. (AIR) is giving consumers a choice to use their printers and copiers and be environmentally friendly while doing it.
Thanks to the Biodiesel School Bus Grant Program, 21 school districts are already powering their buses with soy biodiesel and providing cleaner air for their students.
A new regional biogas plant and more than a dozen anaerobic digesters in the works are helping Ohio increase its presence in the renewable energy industry.
Ohio Farm Bureau Senior Director of Animal and Food Policy Leah Dorman discusses a recent experience she had while visiting Pilot Dogs, Inc. and finds a comparison to how farmers deal with blind faith and with consumers.
Landowners with non-permanent grain storage bins should check their county auditor’s tax card to determine if the auditor is taxing the bins as real property. The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) recently ruled that non-permanent grain storage bins at a grain elevator are not “real property” under Ohio law, and should be not be considered improvements that add to the property tax bill. The case is now headed to the Ohio Supreme Court for further consideration and Ohio Farm Bureau will be weighing in with the court on this important issue through an amicus brief.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is past its final major hurdle in establishing the first comprehensive set of standards for animal care in Ohio.
Ohio Farm Bureau board members recognized strong emotions on both sides of the Senate Bill 5/Issue 2 debate, but believed it was the responsibility of leadership to make a recommendation to members.
Bob Evans Farms, in partnership with Ohio Farm Bureau, purchased this year’s reserve grand champion market barrow at the Ohio State Fair, which will help support youth involvement in agriculture.
Companies partner to support local youth at Ohio State Fair's 2012 Sale of Champions
Bob Evans Farms returns to Sale of Champions.
Bob Evans Farms, in partnership with Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, purchased the Reserve Grand Champion Barrow for $20,000 at the Ohio State Fair's 2011 Sale of Champions.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is moving slowly, but that’s because it is being thorough, Ohio Department of Agriculture Director (ODA) Robert Boggs told attendees at Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual meeting.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named Adam and Aubrey Bolender of Russelville as its 2010 Outstanding Young Farmers. They will represent Ohio in the national contest during the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in Atlanta in January.
Adam and Aubrey Bolender of Russelville have been recognized as the 2010 Outstanding Young Farmers. Jenifer Weaver of North Jackson was recognized as the recipient of the Excellence in Agriculture Award
Franklin County Farm Bureau President Dwight Beougher shares how a very successful "Breakfast on the Farm" event came to fruition, how it's growing and what he looks forward to next.
Critics don't understand modern agriculture. Or they just don't like it. In either case, they're pointing their fingers at farmers.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s “Clean Water Act Protection Guide” is one step closer to being implemented; An interactive website launched by the American Farm Bureau Federation for Agriculture last year to celebrate century farms will be expanded with more articles and videos,