The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation and the new Animals for Life Foundation have united to host the sixth annual Rural–Urban Community Auction in November. The online event's proceeds will support grantsmanship, scholarship and community outreach programs.
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The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) invites community service groups in rural, suburban and/or urban settings, as well as independent producers and agribusinesses to apply for a series of grants for 2010 to fund programs highlighting agriculture and its impact on the community.
This past year 11 service groups throughout Ohio received $30,000 from the Foundation in grants. The Foundation also awarded a total of 10 academic scholarships worth $1,000 each in three scholarship programs.
Over the years, the Ohio Department of Agriculture has been consistent in running and growing the state’s $107 billion agriculture industry, the department’s director said.
The American Farm Bureau Federation welcomed President Obama’s call in his recent State of the Union address for Congress to pass energy legislation that includes more production of renewable fuels and nuclear power.
Proposal sets $500,000 sales threshold
Ohio’s water quality and nutrient management bill, Senate Bill 150, introduced by Senators Cliff Hite and Bob Peterson, unanimously passed the Senate Jan. 23. Ohio Farm Bureau testified in support of the bill and made it a “key vote”, as its provisions met Farm Bureau policy.
Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) Chief Dave White talks the issues on the March 12-13 edition of Town Hall Ohio. Here's a video preview.
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.
With the March primary over, it is the perfect time for Ohio Farm Bureau members to reach out to their political candidates.
Winter weather is on the way. But that doesn’t freeze up the events, activities and opportunities for Ohio’s county Farm Bureaus. Here’s this month’s update.
Agriculture mourns death of Ohio farm broadcaster Lindsay Hill.
To make the best use of member resources, the Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood county Farm Bureaus have adjusted their operations.
Most individuals working in an agricultural setting know it can happen, but bins and silo entrapments still killed more than two dozen people in the United States last year.
Nominations for the Excellence in Crop Advising Award are now being accepted by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) and the Ohio Certified Crop Advising Program.
County Farm Bureau members, community leaders and members of the Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) have an opportunity to recognize the efforts neighbors have made in rural Ohio to positively develop and enhance relationships and communications.
The Ohio Certified Crop Adviser Program is currently seeking nominations for the 2011 Ohio Certified Crop Adviser of the Year award.
This past weekend the Ohio Farm Bureau put on a summer tour for the Young Ag Professionals. This event intrigued me because they had many tour options and I felt it would be a great way to network with other members of Farm Bureau as well as learn about some great places within the state.
Here at Ohio Farm Bureau we are really excited about the next generation of leaders in food and farming, particularly when we are able to participate in events like Ohio FFA Association's Ohio Legislative Leadership Conference. A few of our public policy staff members recently helped put on a workshop at the conference for 200 Ohio FFA student leaders.
Ohio Farm Bureau President Steve Hirsch was recently in Washington, D.C. to visit with several lawmakers and their staff. | The Fertilizer Institute announced that between 1980 and 2010, U.S. farmers nearly doubled corn production using slightly fewer fertilizer nutrients than were used in 1980.
OFBF Responds to Dispatch Series, Legislation would give U.S. EPA more authority over water issues, E15 approved for newer vehicles; Video outlines Farm Bill debate
Congressional committees advance Free Trade Agreements; Tariffs lifted as truck dispute resolved; Supreme Court says states can’t enforce greenhouse gas rules
The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing revisions to regulations on child labor. | The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is taking up the topic of agriculture’s labor issues. | The Senate Appropriations Committee is working on the agriculture spending bill for fiscal 2012.
An updated report on the science surrounding Chesapeake Bay water quality confirms that serious and significant differences exist between the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Bay Model” and the model authored by the Agriculture Department.
U.S. government investing in 'drop-in' biofuels; Agritourism offering economic boost; New interactive farming game; USDA awards grant for lake restoration effort
U.S. agriculture is paying the price for inaction on Mexican Trucks. | American Farm Bureau supports Microbusiness Credit Act
The Agriculture Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are partnering up to reduce fraud in farm programs.
American Farm Bureau Federation is urging Congress to help ensure rural Americans have the same access to high-speed broadband Internet services that Americans in more populated areas enjoy.
Farm income & expenses forecast, broadband funds, new commission, pork support, value-added grants, new Web site for beginning farmers and country of origin labels.
Renewable Fuel Standard, Trade, New Ag Secretary, AFBF membership, Equine Task Force
House ag committee, CAFO air emissions, rural education, ammonium nitrate, Great Lakes Advisory Board, Trends and Issues Conference
COOL, Equine bill, Trends and Issues Conference
U.S. Senate candidates, NAFTA, corn coalition, COOL, farm income, ethanol, farm bill
Ethanol, greenhouse gases, ACRE calculator, Young Farmers, animal rights,
Labor dispute, IRS data, antibiotics, farm subsidies
H1N1 virus, food prices, climate change, crop insurance, organic farming, ethanol
Ag spending bills, feeding the hungry, Senate Ag Subcommittee, AFBF Task Force and cancer study
Virtual PTO study, Farm land values drop, CSP sign-up, and USDA offers financial restructuring
Climate change bill, pork market, dairy aid, Renewable Fuel Standards, retired dairy cows and producing more food
Food Safety, atrazine, estate tax legislation, DCPACRE program sign-up, new institue and health care bill
Land use, organic farming, honeybee colony decline, USDA fruit and vegetable advisory committee, EPA Agricultural Advisor and fumigant pesticide restrictions.
broadband, ag exports and imports, food safety bill farm bill and Ohio FSA.
BFN Corrections; Farm Bureau backs effort to stop EPA regulation of greenhouse gases; Ag groups file Supreme Court brief in biotech alfalfa case
AFBF pushes for continued use of atrazine; Application period opens for 2010 - Agriculture Easement Purchase Program; Divisions merge and conservation partnership established; New association to promote Ohio ethanol
EPA announces final renewable fuel standard rules; New guidelines for National Animal Identification System; Farm Bureau opposes EPA’s spray drift regulations; OLC Meeting; Farm Bureau families raise record funds for America’s hungry
Final H-2A rules not good for agriculture; Farm Bureau urges passage of business relief act; AFBF opposes government procurement legislation
AFBF calls on Congress to nullify EPA’s greenhouse gas proposal; AFBF launches ‘Legal Affairs’ Web site
Call goes out for immediate estate tax reform; GREEN Jobs Act gets AFBF support; EPA blog post causes concern
House bill contains vital tax provisions; Child employment act could affect farm youth
Progress made toward Columbia FTA; lawmakers seek to eliminate Form 1099 requirement; AFBF comments on federal budget