The Food and Drug Administration has released for public comment its proposed rule to establish science-based standards for growing, harvesting, packing and holding produce on domestic and foreign farms.
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- Farm Bureau helping farmers meet their water quality goals
- Restructured Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has $10 million goal
- Protecting, improving agritourism
- Ohio Supreme Court case examines how grain bins are taxed
- A broader look at Ohio’s tax system
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The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing its plan to expand milk testing after the dairy industry and state regulators criticized the methodology.
There’s quite the list of opportunities across the state in this month’s County Farm Bureau Round-up. Scholarships are available, meetings on all sorts of key issues are being held, community breakfasts are being served, and more.
With Congress on recess for the summer, here’s a brief look at where we stand on three key issues.
An update of two federal issues, Renewable Fuel Standards and the Appropriations Bill, impacting food and farming.
With the window to respond to the 2012 Census of Agriculture officially closing May 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is urging farmers and ranchers not to miss this opportunity to be counted and help determine the future of farming in America.
New online sites make it easy for visitors to find topics of interest dealing with livestock and other Farm Bureau issues.
AgriPOWER Class IV graduate Terri Bauer Studer explains how she found her voice through the Ohio Farm Bureau leadership and advocacy program. Applications for Class VI due April 18.
I witnessed the good that comes from being a connector and organizer of people as they worked together to learn new tools last week during Ohio Farm Bureau’s beginning blogger workshop in Wilmington.
Leah Finney has been named director of legal education for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
A review of Nationwide Insurance claims data reveals significant jumps in home fires started by alternative heating sources – such as fireplaces, wood burning stoves and space heaters.
After 10 years of holding as many as 14 live demonstration programs throughout the state, sheep and goat farmers in Ohio now have a way to keep more farmers across the state up-to-date on the latest sheep and goat information.
Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jack Fisher answered more questions about the Ohio Agriculture deal with HSUS in an exclusive conversation with Ohio's Country Journal.
Smart Business Columbus outlines how Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Director John C. Fisher maintains the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's relevancy.
Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President John C. (Jack) Fisher will become vice chair of the Ohio State University Board of Trustees. His term will begin in April. Fisher originally joined the OSU board in 2006 and his term runs through 2013.
Farm Bureau Exec calls Issue 2 victory "one step" in ongoing battle during Agri Pulse radio broadcast.
Ohio Farm Bureau's executive vice president gives an update on the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board in a national rural radio interview.
Ohio Farm Bureau executive vice president responds to letter. Says Humane Society of the United States wants to upend the will of Ohio voters in last November's election.
While a Columbus Dispatch series, titled "Fouled by Farming," examining the relationship between agriculture and water quality was in-depth, Ohio Farm Bureau's executive vice president says it left readers missing the big picture.
In a letter to editors of Ohio's major newspapers, Ohio Farm Bureau's executive vice president stresses the importance of trade and how it relates to this autumn's election.
Ohio has become an epicenter for oil and gas leasing and drilling activity. Many landowners are faced with leases and legal documents for resources they may not have realized existed on their property. Here are five tips to consider from Ohio Farm Bureau’s brochure, “A Landowner Guide to Oil and Gas Leasing.”
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will hold five informational sessions in August and September to provide an overview of the state's new livestock care standards.
To make the best use of member resources, OFBF has adjusted operations in Allen, Hancock, Hardin, Logan and Wyandot counties.
The annual award recognizes the many accomplishments made by family farmers to protect Ohio’s land, air and water quality and to conserve the state’s natural resources.
Pipeline construction is ramping up across the state, with an estimated 38,000 miles in the works. Some pipelines are new and others are upgrades. Here are five questions to ask if approached by a pipeline or utility representative.
In 2008, Ohio Line Fence Law was updated to make it more easily understood, but from time to time issues and questions arise. Some county Farm Bureau offices have recently received calls with questions, and in an attempt answer some of those questions and concerns, here is a list of five important reminders.
Many are unaware that open burning is regulated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency under its air pollution abatement duties. As part of Ohio Farm Bureau’s Legal Information Series, members may request a digital copy of an open burning brochure to help farmers stay on the right side of the law when it comes to burning waste.
Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Learning Delivery Darrell Rubel recently shared friendraising ideas he learned to engage fairgoers at the Ohio State Fair. In this blog he shares how making some last-minute improvements allowed our guests have a much better experience.
Water, and the ability to remove it, is extremely important to Ohio farmers. Ohio farmers are often encountering issues with the water on their property. Ohio’s water law is somewhat limited, so Ohio Farm Bureau's Director of Agricultural Law Leah Curtis gives five tips to help you understand how water law works in Ohio.
“Appropriation,” “eminent domain,” “condemnation” and “takings” are all terms that commonly refer to the government’s ability to take property for public use. However, there are limitations on this power from both the U.S. and Ohio Constitutions, as well as safeguards in the Ohio Revised Code, that protect landowners. Here are five important things to remember if you or your land becomes involved in an eminent domain situation.
Landowners often have competing concerns in regard to man’s best friend. Most farms are home to one or more dogs that serve as both pet and employee. However, landowners also are acutely aware of the threat other trespassing dogs may pose to their livestock.
Ohio Farm Bureau is directed by its members. They define the positions the organization takes on issues affecting farmers and rural residents through an annual policy development process. The grassroots process leads to the creation of policy positions that guide legislative and regulatory action.
In his blog, Ohio Farm Bureau Senior Director of Commodity Relations David White discusses having conversations and answering questions about rising food prices.
There are about 7,000 grocery stores in Ohio, ranging from corner carryouts to modern supermarkets, and like farmers, those businesses are responding to consumer demand. Ohio Farm Bureau's Town Hall Ohio radio program further explores this issue.
The Ohio Livestock Coalition is sponsoring “For Your InFARMation” a new, free online resource for third-grade students to learn where food comes from and the important role agriculture plays in Ohio’s economy.
Under the direction of Ohio farmers and in cooperation with their communities, we are working on many fronts to carry out Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission. We are focused on strong relationships, a viable future, a sound organization and a balanced ecology.
Addressing consumers’ concerns could pay off for farmers.
Two former Ohio Farm Bureau presidents are running for elected office this fall.
The Fort Loramie FFA Chapter in Shelby County has been named the $1,000 "People's Choice" Grand Prize winner in the "Because I Care" video contest sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's Center for Food and Animal Issues.
The recent Animals for LIfe Forum included a full day of discussions on the human-animal bond across different professions such as psychology, therapy and education.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, the Animals for Life Foundation and the Ohio Center on Agricultural Law, Inc. are pleased to announce the opening of the Eighth Annual Rural - Urban Community Auction. The online event will be held Nov. 5-27.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, the Animals for Life Foundation and the Ohio Center on Agricultural Law, Inc. are pleased to announce the opening of the Ninth Annual Rural - Urban Community Auction. The online event will be held Nov. 11- Dec. 3.
Students pursuing careers that have an agricultural connection are invited to apply for three scholarship programs supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.
Ohio students from rural, suburban and urban communities and pursuing degrees connected to agriculture are invited to apply for a set of scholarships through three programs supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.
Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Animals for Life Foundation, Ohio Center on Agricultural Law hosting
online auction during the month of November, with a live bidding finale during Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Meeting in Columbus Nov. 30.
Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Learning Delivery Darrell Rubel shares four takeaways from his experience being a part of the team charged to do something different with the Ag and Hort Building at the Ohio State Fair this year.
Irv Bell of Zanesville, John Foltz of Columbus, Andrew Stevens of Ostrander and the late Roy Wallace of Pemberville
We were recently thrilled to see four Ohio county Farm Bureaus chosen as winners in the 2014 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) County Activities of Excellence Awards (CAE) program. Only 24 winners were chosen nationwide.
Four Ohioans have been named winners of $500 each in the 'My Ohio Agriculture' video contest, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's Center for Food and Animal Issues.
The contest required entrants to submit a one- to three-minute video showcasing their connection to Ohio agriculture.