After taking a back seat to the government shutdown and debt ceiling debates, we may see some progress on the farm bill soon. The conference committee has been appointed and has started to meet to hammer out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill.
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- Senate passes agritourism bill
- Legal with Leah: Ag sales tax exemption
- Vertical Farming on 'Town Hall Ohio'
- Growing Our Generation: Telling the story of agriculture
- OFBF pushes for action on proposed CAUV legislation
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Legislation has been introduced in the Ohio Statehouse to make capital appropriations for the current biennium, and funding for Clean Ohio Agricultural Easements was not included in the legislation.Ohio Farm Bureau staff continues to work on alternative vehicles for this priority.
Engaging young people in democracy is the goal of the 2016 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge. The contest, sponsored by Ohio 4-H, Ohio FFA and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, brings together youths ages 14-18 from around the state to discuss community issues and concerns then work together to propose policies and programs to solve the issues. Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 program and are due Jan. 11.
Teens from 4-H, FFA and Ohio Farm Bureau came together at the Ohio Youth Capital Challenge to answer the question, “My community would be better if…” In this blog, Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Learning Delivery Darrell Rubel discusses learning from the Capital Challenge why teens should be engaged in solving problems and improving their communities.
Engaging young people in democracy was the goal of the first ever Ohio Youth Capital Challenge.
Jody Carney has been named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's organization director for Delaware, Franklin, Madison and Union counties.
Community Councils are discussion groups of friends and neighbors who meet regularly to talk about ideas and opportunities to take action on the issues affecting them.
A recycling program started by the Carroll County Farm Bureau is turning farm plastic into sidewalks and keeping tons of plastic out of landfills.
OFBF will be participating at two trade shows in March.
There’s never been a better time to be in agriculture, according to Dr. Lowell Catlett, dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University, who spoke to attendees at the 2nd annual Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum.
How Ohio's Current Agricultural Use Value program affects landowners.
Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Agricultural Law Leah Curtis explains why landowners are seeing higher taxes due to CAUV. Also, a list of counties that will see reappraisal and updates with CAUV this year.
Bob Evans Restaurants, JD Equipment and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) will host a community celebration Aug. 20 at a Clark County Bob Evans Restaurant honoring Lea Kimley and her family on their achievement: exhibiting the grand champion barrow at the 2012 Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions.
It has been an interesting spring for farmers in Ohio. A cooler than normal spring and a lot of rain caused numerous challenges. Below are a few photos shared by Ohio farmers while planting followed by some news stories discussing the consequences of the weather on planting and the impacts that are being seen, or may still be seen.
Change proved to be the password at Nationwide this year, even as the insurance and financial services company continues its 83-year sponsor relationship with Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
A lawsuit filed by the American Farm Bureau Federation is challenging the approach that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking to regulate pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.
Ohio Farm Bureau Senior Director of Marketing Communications Janet Cassidy shares insight from her day at the Center for Innovative Food Technology's Ohio Food Industry Expo.
In a major victory for farmers and landowners, a Cincinnati appeals court has temporarily halted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s implementation of a controversial water rule that is of concern for farmers and landowners.
Menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings dropped 4 percent in price this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Think of your credit report as a report card and your credit score as the grade that indicates how you’ve handled your bills in the past. Getting high marks is important. After all, lenders use your credit (or “FICO”) score to set rates for loans and credit cards. Insurers use it when determining rates on some policies. And some employers even check it when screening employees.
Ohio Farm Bureau members logged into a members-only web meeting to get the latest information about oil and gas leasing and exploration in the state. Members are also invited to join Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Legal Education Leah Curtis Feb. 27 for an online meeting about Ohio’s CAUV program.
Delegates at the 91st American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting voted to oppose cap-and-trade climate legislation and to support balancing the federal budget over the next eight years.
The debate over climate change is continuing to heat up in Congress and on farms across the country.
Despite an amendment to improve the measure for agriculture, Farm Bureau believes climate change legislation approved by the U.S. House still falls short.
Clinton County Farm Bureau and Clinton County Farmers’ Market will hold the first presentation of “Fast Food from the Farm,” a monthly Grow and Know series of local foods cooking demonstrations, June 16.