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OFB Foundation offers scholarships to students pursuing ag-related degrees

Published Dec. 22, 2009

Students with a traditional farm background, as well as those coming from suburban and urban communities and pursuing degrees connected to agriculture, are invited to apply for three scholarships supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.

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OFB Foundation offers scholarships to students pursuing ag-related degrees

Published Feb. 5, 2010

Students with a farm background, as well as those coming from suburban and urban communities and pursuing degrees connected to agriculture, are invited to apply for three scholarships supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.

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OFB Foundation offering Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for 2010-2011

Published Sep. 14, 2010

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is offering a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for the 2010-11 program year. The $1,000 - $3,000 grants support programs and projects focusing on agricultural education, environmental and/or economic development.

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OFB Foundation names recipients of Agricultural Action and Awareness grants

Published Jan. 24, 2011

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation continues to develop programs helping smaller, community-based groups, and has awarded a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for the 2011 program year.

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OFB Foundation honors Baker, Erven

Published Jul. 16, 2010

Dr. David Baker, professor emeritus in environmental studies at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, and Dr. Bernie Erven, professor emeritus in agricultural communications at Ohio State University in Columbus, were honored during the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation’s 2010 Golf Invitational.

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OFB Foundation holds annual auction

Published Nov. 12, 2009

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) is holding its fifth annual Rural-Urban Community Auction through Dec. 2 to support its Community Grantsmanship and scholarship programs.

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OFB Foundation funds local programs

Published Mar. 21, 2014

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation helps smaller, community-based groups through a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants. The grants help groups that often find the larger-scale, public and private grant solicitation process daunting. The competitively awarded grants support programs and projects focusing on agricultural education and ecological and/or economic development. The Foundation awarded $25,000 in grants for the 2014 program year.

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The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awards scholarships and grants.

OFB Foundation awards scholarships

Published May. 25, 2011

Three scholarship programs associated with the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation have collectively selected 10 $1,000 scholarship recipients for the upcoming 2011-12 academic year.

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OFB Foundation awards grants for local programs

Published Feb. 24, 2011

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) continues to develop programs helping smaller, community-based groups and has awarded
a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for the 2011 program year.

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OFB Foundation and Animals for Life Foundation Sponsor Community Silent Auction

Published Oct. 22, 2010

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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OFB Foundation accepting applications for Agriculture Action & Awareness Grants

Published Sep. 2, 2009

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.

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OFB Foundation

Published Dec. 23, 2009

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.

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Listen to ODA Director Dave Daniels (l) and other Town Hall Ohio guests at www.townhallohio.org or subscribe on iTunes.

ODA director describes approach to oversight

Published Jun. 13, 2012

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.

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Obama speaks on issues important to Farm Bureau

Published Feb. 4, 2010

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.

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Obama plan would end direct payments to some farms

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Proposal sets $500,000 sales threshold

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Nutrient Management bill heads to House

Published Jan. 29, 2014

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.

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Click the video above to catch a preview of NRCS Chief Dave White in the Town Hall Ohio studio.

NRCS Chief talks conservation, farm bill, water quality on Town Hall Ohio

Published Mar. 11, 2011

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.

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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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Now is the time to engage candidates

Published Mar. 21, 2012

With the March primary over, it is the perfect time for Ohio Farm Bureau members to reach out to their political candidates.

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November deadline set for enrollment in workers' comp group rating

Published Jun. 10, 2014

The Ohio BWC is moving to a prospective billing process, meaning it will collect payment before issuing coverage rather than after. As part of this change, farmers will have to enroll in their group rating program by Nov. 14, 2014.

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November 2012 County Farm Bureau Round-up

Published Nov. 16, 2012

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.

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Hill co-hosted the final two seasons of Ohio Farm Bureau's "Ohio Farm & Country" television show.

Noted agricultural broadcaster killed in crash

Published May. 20, 2011

Agriculture mourns death of Ohio farm broadcaster Lindsay Hill.

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Northwest county offices adjust locations, hours

Published Sep. 24, 2009

To make the best use of member resources, the Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood county Farm Bureaus have adjusted their operations.

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A grain bin and silo entrapment seminar will be held July 30 in Farmdale.

Northeast Ohio seminar focuses on bin and silo entrapment rescue

Published Jun. 23, 2011

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.

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Nominations sought for Excellence in Crop Advising Award

Published May. 5, 2010

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.

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Nominate your neighbor for annual award

Published Jan. 21, 2010

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.

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Nominate a Certified Crop Adviser for award program

Published Oct. 12, 2011

The Ohio Certified Crop Adviser Program is currently seeking nominations for the 2011 Ohio Certified Crop Adviser of the Year award.

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Young Ag Professionals toured Scioto Downs, among other locations during last weekend's tours. Photo by Steve Berk.

No organic, grassfed, or GMO free?

Published Jul. 2, 2013

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.

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Next generation of leaders show bright future for food, farming

Published Oct. 23, 2013

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.

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Ohio Farm Bureau President Steve Hirsch

News briefs: Trade agreements, farm bill, corn production

Published Jun. 23, 2011

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.

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News Briefs: OFBF responds to Dispatch | U.S. EPA & water issues | E15 approval

Published Nov. 11, 2010

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

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News Briefs: Free trade agreements Truck dispute resolved Greenhouse gas rules

Published Jul. 20, 2011

Congressional committees advance Free Trade Agreements; Tariffs lifted as truck dispute resolved; Supreme Court says states can’t enforce greenhouse gas rules

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News Briefs - Sept. 22, 2011

News Briefs: Child farm workers | Ag labor | Ag spending bill

Published Sep. 20, 2011

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.

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One thousand new farmers markets have been recoreded with USDA.

News Briefs: Chesapeake Bay | New farmers markets | Higher interest rates?

Published Aug. 23, 2011

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.

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Agritourism is an economic driver.

News Briefs, Sept. 8: 'Drop-in' biofuels | Agritourism boost | Lake restoration

Published Sep. 6, 2011

U.S. government investing in 'drop-in' biofuels; Agritourism offering economic boost; New interactive farming game; USDA awards grant for lake restoration effort

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News Briefs - Paying the Price for inaction

Published Sep. 24, 2010

U.S. agriculture is paying the price for inaction on Mexican Trucks. | American Farm Bureau supports Microbusiness Credit Act

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Food prices for consumers are significantly lower than they were a year ago, according to an American Farm Bureau survey

News Briefs - Jan. 21, 2010

Published Jan. 21, 2010

The Agriculture Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are partnering up to reduce fraud in farm programs.

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News Briefs - Broadband in rural America | Fresh produce to disadvantaged

Published Oct. 15, 2010

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.

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News Briefs

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Farm income & expenses forecast, broadband funds, new commission, pork support, value-added grants, new Web site for beginning farmers and country of origin labels.

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News Briefs

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Renewable Fuel Standard, Trade, New Ag Secretary, AFBF membership, Equine Task Force

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News Briefs

Published Feb. 5, 2009

House ag committee, CAFO air emissions, rural education, ammonium nitrate, Great Lakes Advisory Board, Trends and Issues Conference

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News Briefs

Published Feb. 5, 2009

COOL, Equine bill, Trends and Issues Conference

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News Briefs

Published Mar. 12, 2009

U.S. Senate candidates, NAFTA, corn coalition, COOL, farm income, ethanol, farm bill

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News Briefs

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Ethanol, greenhouse gases, ACRE calculator, Young Farmers, animal rights,

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News Briefs

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Labor dispute, IRS data, antibiotics, farm subsidies

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News Briefs

Published May. 14, 2009

H1N1 virus, food prices, climate change, crop insurance, organic farming, ethanol

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News Briefs

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Ag spending bills, feeding the hungry, Senate Ag Subcommittee, AFBF Task Force and cancer study

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News Briefs

Published Sep. 10, 2009

Virtual PTO study, Farm land values drop, CSP sign-up, and USDA offers financial restructuring

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News briefs

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Climate change bill, pork market, dairy aid, Renewable Fuel Standards, retired dairy cows and producing more food

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News Briefs

Published Nov. 12, 2009

Food Safety, atrazine, estate tax legislation, DCPACRE program sign-up, new institue and health care bill

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