The Ohio Farm Bureau Federationís (OFBF) recently created Center for Food and Animal Issues has assembled its team of professionals that will facilitate discussion over societyís relationship to animals.
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Policy session, among other items, marks end of American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Seattle.
Ohio Farm Bureau is monitoring and sharing the latest resources for members to stay up to date on drought conditions, decision-making options, expert analysis and more. OFBF also wants to hear Ohio farmers share their stories and give them access to network as dry conditions continue.
Animal care decisions off the ballot, in the hands of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. A feature story in the July 15, 2010 Buckeye Farm News.
Knowing whatís on the minds of voters and consumers can be a valuable tool. Getting that knowledge can be as simple as doing a poll. But doing the right type of poll & doing it correctly is both an art & science, longtime pollster Martin Saperstein tells Town Hall Ohio.
In 1985, the Beef Checkoff was started to promote the beef industry. Simply put, $1 from every head sold goes back to the industry. Half of that stays in Ohio and the other half goes to national programs.
A report released this spring detailed the benefits of having a thriving local food system, saying it can help boost an areaís economy and make it less reliant on outside food sources. On the other hand, some say that placing too much emphasis on local food systems and not large scale food production can hurt efforts to feed the world.
Ohio has been spared from the droughtís most extreme damage, but many of the stateís farmers are expecting losses more severe than in recent memory.
Out of state animal rights activists say Issue 2 is about ďbig agĒ and not family farms. With nearly 60,000 family farmers in its membership, Ohio Farm Bureau knows this isnít true. Meet some multigenerational family farmers who agree.
A guest editorial by Robert Boggs, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture