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Now is the time to weigh in on proposed severance tax changes

Published Jul. 18, 2012

Gov. John Kasich has introduced a proposal that would make significant changes in the Ohio severance tax system, which applies to oil and natural gas wells.

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Should pistol caliber rifles be legalized for deer hunting in Ohio?

Published Jul. 18, 2012

There is a debate taking place in Ohio's hunting community. Ohio Farm Bureau currently doesn't have a position on this issue. What do you think?

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A few of the "Agriculture in Our Backyard" horticulture contest entries

State Fair exhibit connects community with farmers

Published Jul. 18, 2012

Fun, hands-on agricultural experiences are the centerpiece of Ohio Farm Bureauís exhibit at the Ohio State Fair. Last year the 'Land and Living' exhibit located in the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort Building drew an estimated 350,000 visitors who learned about agricultureís link to everyday life.

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Ohio agencies launch Ohio Clean Lakes Initiative

Published Jul. 19, 2012

Three state agencies have jointly launched the Ohio Clean Lakes Initiative, a program geared to improve water quality and reduce harmful algal blooms across Ohio, with emphasis in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. As part of a joint press conference between the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the directors of each spoke about the initiative.

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Ohio Farm Bureau' s blogging workshop provided a chance for members to share information with each other.

Ohio farm bloggers meet offline to improve online relationships

Published Jul. 19, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau Federationís first-ever Farm Blogging Workshop, held in June, is helping Ohio farmers be part of a growing online conversation about food and farming.

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Nationwide News: Keeping your employees safe

Published Jul. 19, 2012

Taking precautions to prevent employee injuries and proactively promoting an environment of safety every day are some of the best investments a business can make.

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Hord sharing his story with CU Lead and local high school students

Crawford County farm works to reach out to community

Published Jul. 19, 2012

Recently Pat Hord, the companyís CEO, partnered with Ohio Farm Bureau in an educational program for his employees to continue that outreach.

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Kristin Reese, second from left, was among the farmers, chefs and media, who gathered to discuss food and farming.

Farmers take on Tinsel Town

Published Jul. 19, 2012

The two-day event brought a handful of farmers to Beverly Hills to discuss perceptions and realities of food and farming. It included entertainment movers and shakers, chefs, academics, large restaurant operators, journalists and more.

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Donít miss out on the chance to shape the issues that impact you

Published Jul. 19, 2012

County annual meetings are a time for the community to connect.

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OLC annual meeting provides forum for livestock farmers

Published Jul. 19, 2012

Communicating with consumers and improving transparency within animal agriculture are among the topics that will be discussed at the Ohio Livestock Coalitionís 15th annual meeting and industry symposium.

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