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- A non-partisan look at the implications of the Affordable Care Act
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Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity, discusses animal agriculture issues with OFBF organization directors during a training meeting held last month in Columbus.
The Ohio Livestock Coalition is holding its annual meeting and industry symposium on April 6 at Der Dutchman in Plain City.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual Trends and Issues conference will feature presenters on animal agriculture and consumer issues, climate change and an update on livestock care and the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.
The Ohio Secretary of State’s office will now accept the most frequently used business filings online in what it says is an ongoing effort to improve and modernize operations.
Guernsey County Farm Bureau uses electronic communication to meet with legislators.
Harrison County Farm Bureau took immediate action when a village council talked about enforcing the weight limit on a road used by chicken producers.
Bob Evans Restaurants, JD Equipment and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation hosted a community celebration Aug. 20 at a Clark County Bob Evans Restaurant honoring Lea Kimley and her family on their achievement: exhibiting the Grand Champion Barrow at the 2012 Ohio State Fair.
Mahoning Valley's finest chefs have paired up with local farmers to share the best the region has to offer. Ohio Farm Bureau's Ty Kellogg shares why partnerships like this go beyond food.
Nearly 40 Grow and Know events have taken place throughout the state ranging from local foods cooking classes and farm tours to farm market tours and on-farm dinners.
Medina County Farm Bureau hosts farm tour and dinner in woods on a local dairy farm featuring local foods, and benefiting a local animal shelter.
Here’s a brief look at some agriculture-related legislation in which Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is involved and/or continues to monitor at the Statehouse.
A brief history of one of the largest grassroots campaigns in Ohio agriculture.
Ohio Farm Bureau leaders congratulate members, but look toward year ahead on second day of annual meeting
Farm Bureau members selling agricultural products directly to consumers are able to have a free business listing on the 'Our Ohio' Buying Local Directory.
The Mahoning County Farm Bureau was a key sponsor with Meridian Services for the “Our Valley Cooks Food Expo” featuring Celebrity Chef Melissa D’Arabian.
About 5 percent of all U.S. cropland is fertilized by manure, according to a new USDA report.
The deadline for submitting Ag Census forms was Feb. 4, and 1.4 million census forms have already been returned. However, those farmers who did not respond by the original due date will receive another copy of the form in the mail to give them another opportunity. USDA reminds farmers that their farm is important and needs to be counted. It is required by law to respond to the census if you receive a form. NASS will start following up with nonrespondents by March 14 through either a phone call or visit.
With the November election just around the corner, Congress has been more focused on campaigns than pending legislation.
Local ag scholarships, ag breakfasts, oil & gas informational meetings and more can be found through Ohio's county Farm Bureaus this month. Here's the complete run-down.
From hearty breakfasts and scholarships, to workshops for beginning farmers and getting back to basics, to new online projects and initiatives to connect with your local farmers, Ohio’s county Farm Bureaus are certainly busy this month. Here's an overview of what's happening across the state.
Gov. John Kasich recently signed Senate Bill 309 into law, establishing a framework for voluntary marketing agreements that set production standards for certain agricultural products.
A carrot farmer and volunteers in northwest Ohio harvest and donate more than 180,000 pounds of carrots to Ohio food banks.
The warmer weather means fields and gardens are being planted, and Ohio’s county Farm Bureaus are gearing up for a summer full of activities. Here’s a look at current and future events and opportunities being shared by our county Farm Bureaus this month.
Farmers are in fields, neighbors are in gardens, and Ohio's county Farm Bureaus are gearing up for a summer full of activities. Catch up with what's happening this month.
Gary Weck, Jennifer Baldwin
John Birney, Rebecca Everman
Bill Thomas, Pat Petzel
Lucille Hastings, Christy Montoya
Roger Rhude, Karen Lotus
Jayne Wallace, Harrison County
Gene Phillips, Knox County?; Amy Hurst, Public Policy Department executive assistant?
Doug Hafer, Marion County; Allen Gahler, organization director for Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood counties.
Paul Davidson, Licking County; Dan Rapp, senior director of business development
Stephen Heppe, Portage County; Sandy Kuhn, director of commodity relations and executive director of the Ohio Livestock Coalition
Karen Debolt, Delaware County; Nick Kennedy, organization director for Columbiana, Portage, Stark and Summit counties.
Karen Neer, Clark County; Josh Henderson, organization director for Champaign, Clark and Madison counties
Carol Wagner and Chris Henney
Bill Johnson and Chip Nelson
Ron Warnock, volunteer and Betsy Anderson, staff
Jeff Mason - Henry County and Amanda Denes - organization director for Erie, Huron and Lorain counties
Richard Shelton, Adams County; Dale Arnold, director of OFBF’s Energy Services and Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation
Mary Ellen Grafton, volunteer and David White, staff
Portage County's Bob Ebie & Gayle Lewis, publications production and advertising coordinator
Doug Fitch, Robert Dunaway
Marilyn Morrison; Judy Roush
The state could add people who don’t qualify for subsidized insurance under the Affordable Care Act to Medicaid. But should they? On the next Town Hall Ohio, airing this weekend, this tricky topic is discussed.
Are you feeling the pinch of the current economic downturn? Did you know Ohio Farm Bureau’s health insurance partner, Medical Mutual, offers in-network preventive care at no additional cost and an opportunity to earn a $75 deductible credit?
Representatives from Medical Mutual of Ohio provided farmers at Ohio Farm Bureau's annual meeting with an overview of a number of new provisions in the nation’s new health care law and an outlook on the politics surrounding it.
As healthcare reform legislation makes it way through Congress, you should know that Medical Mutual of Ohio is not opposed to reform. We agree that some sort of reform, which will affect rural Ohio as much as urban Ohio, is necessary.