As Congress prepares to write a new farm bill, farmers at American Farm Bureauís annual meeting laid out a plan to preserve the core purpose of the federal legislation while recognizing the nationís fiscal situation.
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While farmers recently welcomed news that the U.S. Department of Labor will reconsider rules regarding
youth working on farms, concerns about the proposal remain.
Ohio farmers discuss agriculture issues with legislators in Columbus at Ohio Farm Bureau's annual
On this weekendís Town Hall Ohio radio program: Two Ohio Community Supported Agriculture farms -- Bryn Bird of Birdís Haven Farms and Todd Schriver of Rock Dove Farms, as well as Ohio State University Extensionís direct marketing expert Julie Fox and Ohio Farm Bureauís Cara Lawson.
A community of farmers and nonfarmers is growing in a Columbus neighborhood. Clintonville Farmersí Marketís goal is to develop relationships between farmers and emerging underserved populations in the Clintonville area.
Ohio Farm Bureau members recognize policy development as one of the most important grassroots activities within Farm Bureau. This week, Farm Bureau membersí voices are being heard at the national level during American Farm Bureauís commodity advisory committee meetings.
When the new $500 General Motors discount for Ohio Farm Bureau members was recently announced, Pat OíBrien Chevrolet reached out to partner with the Medina County Farm Bureau. The partnership has resulted in up to a $5,000 assist to the local community through the ďFarmers Feed Our NeedsĒ program.
Ohio Farm Bureau has several state priority issues for 2012, but one can already be marked off the list. With bipartisan support in the Ohio House and Senate, HB 276 will be sent to the governorís office to be signed.
In response to more than 1,000 complaints filed about increased rates, including comment from Ohio Farm Bureau, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disapproved of AEP's electric security plan and has ordered that rates be returned to similar levels to those in place in December 2011.
One of the most popular Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) member benefits is the $500 General Motors discount. Three new cars were recently added to the growing list of qualifying vehicles for this successful member benefit: The Chevrolet 2013 Malibu, Camaro ZL1 and the new Buick Verano.