America’s pork and dairy producers have lost much of their equity over the last year. With a wave of restructuring and forced herd sales expected over the next few months, the American Farm Bureau Federation asked President Obama to initiate and continue several national measures to provide relief.
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The agricultural lending cooperative Farm Credit Services is giving $100,000 to support two initiatives that aim to advance Ohio’s livestock community.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its 42nd consecutive year of membership growth reaching a record 235,064 members. OFBF membership grew a total 1,003 members over 2008.
Paul Shapiro, the director of the Humane Society of the United States’ (HSUS) Factory Farming Campaign, recently spoke to OFBF's AgriPOWER Institute, a group of individuals wishing to enhance their leadership skills in becoming advocates for agriculture.
Virtual PTO study, Farm land values drop, CSP sign-up, and USDA offers financial restructuring
Bob Evans recipe contest winners, Growing a Masterpiece update and coming on 'Our Ohio' TV
With an anticipated 140,000 visitors to the Farm Science Review, Ohio Farm Bureau hopes to draw not only new OFBF members but supporters for creating the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.
Ohio Farm Bureau recently named Pat Petzel vice president of communications.
Harrison, Putnam and Morgan County Farm Bureaus
Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.
Ohio Farm Bureau participants joined representatives of Farm Bureaus from seven other states at Nationwide’s National Policyholder Conference held this summer in Columbus.
While county Farm Bureau volunteers were busy gearing up for the Issue 2 campaign and the next year of programming, the 2009 Leadership Conference was also a time to recognize outstanding achievements over the past year.
They don't walk the barns every day. They don't balance the farm books. They don't feed the world. But they are going to tell you how to do it. And that's why you need to vote "Yes" on Issue 2. Without it, emotionally-driven regulations loom over all farmers.
Anticipation that has gripped Ohio’s farm community for months recently culminated in a conference room when a dairy farmer took the microphone, stood up among 600 of his peers and declared, “We are going to win this. We are going to win.”
Does Issue 2 fit in Ohio's Constitution?
Simply put, the answer is "Yes."
Health insurance costs are an ongoing and significant expense for farmers and ranchers and must be reduced so that they do not burden farm and ranch businesses with costs they cannot afford, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman told members of the Senate Finance Committee.
Farm income & expenses forecast, broadband funds, new commission, pork support, value-added grants, new Web site for beginning farmers and country of origin labels.
Some rural landowners may be surprised when discovering their latest CAUV (Current Agricultural Use Valuation) values have increased some several hundred percent over the last three years.
Saying that it could reduce net farm income by more than $5 billion over the next 10 years, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) President Brent Porteus recently told a panel of lawmakers that farmers were concerned about cap and trade legislation passed by the U.S. House.
“Now is the time for all farmers, regardless of what they produce, to come together in a unified effort to protect Ohio agriculture,”
Congress may take action this fall on three bills of critical importance to farmers. According to the American Farm Bureau, here is what you should know.
It’s not quite E-harmony.com, but a new Web site is hoping to match farmers and hunters in four Ohio counties.
Updates from Mercer, Delaware and Wayne County Farm Bureaus.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s Leadership Buffet is continuing to grow with hundreds of members participating in seminars that work at improving their leadership skills.
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