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FDA releases produce food safety rules, seeks review

Published Jan. 9, 2013

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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Attendees of the Ohio Senate lunch enjoyed Ohio products from dairy to poulty and from lamb to pork.

Ohio Farm Bureau continues engagement in political events

Published Jan. 8, 2013

The first full week of the new year was a busy one for Ohio Farm Bureau, with its involvement in several political events and the appointment of several of Ohio’s elected officials to U.S. House and Senate agriculture committees.

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Farm bill and tax provisions contained in fiscal cliff fix

Published Jan. 4, 2013

On Jan. 1, the United States House and Senate passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. The Act contains an array of issues including tax policy, farm bill provisions and rural health care policy. Here are the main provisions including how Ohio's delegation voted on the Act.

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Alan and Kristin Hudson, Hudson Farms

Court victory for Maryland family poultry farmers

Published Jan. 3, 2013

A federal court judge in Maryland ruled in late December in favor of Perdue Farms’ poultry grower Hudson Farms in a case filed against them by the Waterkeeper Alliance, which failed to prove the poultry growers violated the Clean Water Act by polluting the Pocomoke River.

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Newly elected officers Daryl Clark, Jim Percival, Shawn Ray, Mark McCabe and OSIA executive director Roger High.

Ohio sheep industry awards winners, program funding and elections announced

Published Jan. 2, 2013

There has been a lot of activity in the Ohio sheep industry recently, starting in October with the Ohio Sheep and Wool Program (OSWP) voting to fund several programs for the coming year, and then supporters of the Ohio sheep industry were honored at the Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium in December.

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December 2012 County Farm Bureau Round-up

Published Dec. 18, 2012

County Farm Bureaus share scholarship opportunities, highlight local leaders who have played a big role in shaping Ohio Farm Bureau’s actions in 2013, host cooking competitions and more in this month’s County Farm Bureau Round-up.

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OFBF President Steve Hirsch serves on the AFBF Resolution Committee, where grassroots policy development continues.

Farm Bureau grassroots effort continues at AFBF Resolutions Committee

Published Dec. 18, 2012

Farm Bureau’s grassroots process of policy development continued at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Resolutions Committee the week of Dec. 10.

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Local communities spoke up to let Extension administration know that they value 4-H Youth Development programs.

Communities finding ways to save local Extension programs

Published Dec. 18, 2012

As local governments look at budgets for the next year, several county Extension programs are facing complete cuts in funding. But communities that have faced similar fates overcame the challenges to maintain their Extension programs through a local tax levy.

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Grandin to headline Animals for Life Foundation summit

Published Dec. 11, 2012

World renowned animal handling pioneer and subject of an HBO movie about her life, Dr. Temple Grandin, will headline the first ever Animals for Life Summit in Columbus, March 20, 2013.

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Farm Bureau members discuss how Community Councils could impact local issues.

New focus for advisory councils

Published Dec. 11, 2012

Advisory councils are now called community councils. New council format to begin in January.

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Steve Hirsch

Farm Bureau’s potential

Published Dec. 11, 2012

Excerpt from OFBF President Steve Hirsch's remarks at the 94th annual meeting.

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Jack Fisher

Working together works

Published Dec. 11, 2012

Remarks from OFBF Executive Vice President Jack Fisher at the 94th annual meeting

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Bill Lowe

Farm Bureau volunteers help grow their organization

Published Dec. 11, 2012

Bill Lowe wins Murray Lincoln Award; 39 members earn Ambassador Award

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Donald Schreiber

94th annual meeting recap: the speakers

Published Dec. 11, 2012

See what annual meeting speakers had to say on the topics of ag education, estate planning, water quality, community development and taxes.

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Members checking on their bids at the live auction held during annual meeting.

Eighth Annual Rural - Urban Community Auction sets new record

Published Dec. 5, 2012

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Animals for Life Foundation and the Ohio Center on Agricultural Law, Inc. teamed up for the Eighth Annual Rural - Urban Community Auction in November, and bidders set a new record, raising $13,775 to support grants, public outreach and scholarship programs.

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Updates from Ohio Farm Bureau's 94th Annual Meeting

Published Nov. 26, 2012

Follow the latest updates from Ohio Farm Bureau's 94th Annual Meeting, Nov. 28-30, 2012.

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‘Agriculture is Cool’ scholarship and grant winners receive awards

Published Nov. 20, 2012

The Ohio Expositions Commission presented four fifth-grade students from across the state with a $500 check and two teachers with $2,500 classroom grants from Ohio’s agricultural commodity groups as winners of the “Agriculture is Cool” scholarship and grant competitions.

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Farm organizations say nutrient management a priority

Published Nov. 20, 2012

Twenty agricultural groups are distributing this letter in an unprecedented campaign that encourages farmers to be proactive in the effort to improve water quality

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Carroll County Farm Bureau’s program recycles farm plastics

Published Nov. 20, 2012

A recycling program started by the Carroll County Farm Bureau is turning farm plastic into sidewalks and keeping tons of plastic out of landfills.

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Cassell Family

Six questions with Cindy Cassell, Clermont County Farm Bureau

Published Nov. 20, 2012

Cindy Cassell shares how she got involved in her county membership campaign, opportunities for engaging new Farm Bureau members, and what approaches to selling membership she finds most effective.

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AFBF shared this image on Facebook as part of the effort to raise awareness about the estate tax.

Farm Bureau members take action on estate tax

Published Nov. 20, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation members are joining farmers nationwide to ask Congress to extend the current estate tax exemption and rate, which are set to expire Jan. 1.

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Al DiVencenzo

Farm Bureau members take action against turnpike privatization

Published Nov. 20, 2012

Farm Bureau members who live near the turnpike have been busy attending local meetings, building coalitions and advocating against the possibility of privatizing it.

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OFBF shares ideas with Nationwide at National Policyholder Conference

Published Nov. 20, 2012

As a sponsor of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Ohio Farm Bureau continues to endorse its policies and services and recommend that members work with Nationwide to serve their insurance needs.

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Farm Bureau members to fill two open seats on state board

Published Nov. 20, 2012

Farmers will elect the leaders of their organization during Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual meeting. This year, there are two contested races that will be decided by delegates from those regions.

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County Farm Bureaus support 4-H, FFA programs

Published Nov. 20, 2012

While not every county could put a dollar value on their activities, we tallied at least $200,000 that county Farm Bureaus were contributing locally.

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