Members of Ohio Farm Bureau's Young Agricultural Professionals State Committee presented a check to Dana Ward of the Mid Ohio Food Bank in February. The committee raised $2,850 through the sale of t-shirts that carried positive messages about agriculture. The shirts were sold online and during the group's winter conference.
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For the 68th year, Ohioís county Farm Bureau presidents traveled to Washington, D.C., despite challenging weather, to meet with lawmakers and discuss issues important to Farm Bureau members.
Ohio farmers are kicking off the growing season
In 2014, your Farm Bureau membership will support
more than $700,000 directed to a variety of community
projects in Ohio.
Frequent flier Porter Gale loves meeting people on planes. Recently, she found herself sitting next to a farmer.
AgriPOWER is a leadership and advocacy development program, which consists of multi-day institutes that cover public policy matters facing local communities, the state of Ohio, the nation and the world. Ohio Farm Bureau is now taking applications for Class VI. Here is what two past participants had to say about the program.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife recently proposed changes to deer hunting regulations. Ohio Farm Bureau submitted comments on the proposal with support for some of the changes and concerns with others. Ohio Farm Bureau members across the state have developed substantial policies on wildlife issues, which provided the basis for the organization's comments.
Farm Bureau-supported legislation that would strengthen private property rights was approved last week in the House of Representatives. The bill, the Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2013 (H.R. 1944), prohibits states that receive federal economic development funding from exercising eminent domain for private economic development. Ohio Farm Bureau was very involved with the initiative to reform eminent domain law in Ohio, to ensure the use of eminent domain for economic development purposes is strictly limited.
The following is a list of the provisions important to farm businesses and to related industries.
Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) released a comprehensive tax reform proposal Feb. 26. The proposal lowers tax rates for individuals and businesses and broadens the tax base by eliminating over 220 tax credits, deductions and exclusions. It also would simplify and streamline the tax code.