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News Briefs

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Land use, organic farming, honeybee colony decline, USDA fruit and vegetable advisory committee, EPA Agricultural Advisor and fumigant pesticide restrictions.

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News Briefs

Published Jul. 16, 2009

broadband, ag exports and imports, food safety bill farm bill and Ohio FSA.

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News Briefs

Published Feb. 4, 2010

BFN Corrections; Farm Bureau backs effort to stop EPA regulation of greenhouse gases; Ag groups file Supreme Court brief in biotech alfalfa case

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News Briefs

Published Feb. 22, 2010

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

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News Briefs

Published Mar. 12, 2010

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

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News Briefs

Published Mar. 26, 2010

Final H-2A rules not good for agriculture; Farm Bureau urges passage of business relief act; AFBF opposes government procurement legislation

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AFBF's Legal Affairs Web site

News Briefs

Published Apr. 19, 2010

AFBF calls on Congress to nullify EPA’s greenhouse gas proposal; AFBF launches ‘Legal Affairs’ Web site

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News Briefs

Published May. 17, 2010

Call goes out for immediate estate tax reform; GREEN Jobs Act gets AFBF support; EPA blog post causes concern

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News Briefs

Published Jun. 10, 2010

House bill contains vital tax provisions; Child employment act could affect farm youth

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News Briefs

Published Apr. 20, 2011

Progress made toward Columbia FTA; lawmakers seek to eliminate Form 1099 requirement; AFBF comments on federal budget

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News and Notes Sept. 18, 2014

Published Sep. 17, 2014

Brief updates on EPA's Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure rule, 'Town Hall Ohio' shows, Ohio Food and Farm Leadership Forum Dec. 10, CAUV, and webinars for rural entrepreneurs

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Newly formed Ohio State advisory team

Published Jul. 17, 2014

In his blog, David White discusses Ohio Farm Bureau's newly formed Ohio State advisory team and why the team has been formed.

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The new Ohio Farm Bureau site is found at www.ofbf.org.

New Web site connects Farm Bureau to members and the public

Published Jun. 11, 2009

OFBF continued to add to its improved Web presence in May with the launch of the completely redesigned and upgraded Web site.

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New strategies can save farmland

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Innovative policies rather than funding may provide solutions to the loss of productive land in Ohio.

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The Envisioned Future Report gathered input from more than 2,800 Ohio Farm Bureau members

New strategic plan will guide Ohio Farm Bureau

Published Dec. 17, 2009

A 250-page strategic plan titled Ohio Farm Bureau's Envisioned Future — The New Era was developed in 2009 to guide the organization in coming years.

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Catch the "Agriculture is Cool" program at the Ohio State Fair.

New state fair program links kids to the farm

Published May. 25, 2011

This year the Ohio State Fair is launching a new program called “Agriculture is Cool” that would provide a fun and educational experience to fourth graders.

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New severance tax bill, how Farm Bureau members say the money should be used

Published Jan. 30, 2014

House Bill 375 was recently introduced in an effort to make changes to the state’s severance tax (the tax that applies when natural resources are “severed” from the earth).

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New program aims to help Ohio’s equine industry

Published Jan. 21, 2010

OFBF is helping to get the word out about a new Ohio State University Extension program that will provide helpful and up-to-date information to horse owners and enthusiasts.

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Ohio Farm Bureau's Director of Leadership Development Chip Nelson

New presidents searching for new direction

Published Aug. 13, 2013

Director of Leadership Development, Chip Nelson, discusses his recent experience working with a group of leaders at Ohio Farm Bureau's new presidents training.

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Bruce McPheron discusses his plans as he prepares to become the new leader for Ohio State's agricultural programs..

New Ohio State dean shares thoughts on research, Extension

Published Oct. 9, 2012

Bruce McPheron is the incoming dean of Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and vice president for agricultural administration. He recently visited Ohio Farm Bureau’s offices for a recording of 'Town Hall Ohio.'

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The Grand Lake St. Marys watershed was designated as a

New Ohio rules establish ‘watersheds in distress’

Published Feb. 24, 2011

Rules recently adopted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) allow the agency to take additional action to address water quality issues, such as those that have occurred at Grand Lake St. Marys.

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New Ohio Livestock Care Standards become effective Sept. 29

Published Aug. 11, 2011

Ohio Department of Agriculture Director James Zehringer announced animal care rules developed by the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will become effective Sept. 29, 2011. Farm community encouraged to attend five regional informational meetings.

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New membership model and dues structure proposed for Ohio Farm Bureau

Published Nov. 14, 2013

In order to support a transparent discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing the organization, here is a look at what is being considered and why.

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Local volunteers are the backbone of Farm Bureau’s membership campaigns.

New membership campaign will offer more flexibility, opportunities

Published Nov. 12, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau is moving toward a seasonal approach to its membership campaign in order to allow volunteers to contribute in ways that best suit their schedule, interests and talents.

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Senate President Tom Niehaus

New look legislature: Change at Statehouse could have implications for farmers

Published Jan. 19, 2011

More than two dozen new faces were sworn into the legislature earlier this month, with the House of Representatives switching to a Republican majority and the Senate gaining two Republican majority seats.

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New law, reporting system, battles Ohio scrap metal theft

Published Jul. 10, 2012

Ohio has the most scrap metal thefts in the nation. Gov. John Kasich recently signed a bill into law which aims to curb the growing problem.

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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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New federal tax reform proposal

Published Mar. 13, 2014

Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) released a comprehensive tax reform proposal Feb. 26. The proposal lowers tax rates for individuals and businesses and broadens the tax base by eliminating over 220 tax credits, deductions and exclusions. It also would simplify and streamline the tax code.

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Ohio Farm Bureau's “Farmer’s Guide to Truck and Farm Implement Laws and Regulations

New Farm Bureau guide helps keep Ohio farmers trucking

Published Feb. 2, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau's “Farmer’s Guide to Truck and Farm Implement Laws and Regulations" is a 38-page spiral bound notebook outlining laws and regulations that rule the road as farmers and truckers travel across the state.

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New farm bill may soon become a reality

Published Nov. 15, 2011

The current farm bill, which is set to expire in 2012, is something that is always at the top of the priority list of issues for Ohio Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau.

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Starting in November, some farmers who store oil products must have a written plan for preventing and addressing spills.

New EPA rule requires farms to have spill prevention plan

Published May. 17, 2010

A new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule would require farms to have a spill prevention plan in place later this year.

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New dairy labels withstand initial challenge

Published May. 14, 2009

A district court judge has upheld most of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) new rules for dairy labels.

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New COSI on Wheels program takes off

Published Nov. 12, 2009

A new COSI on Wheels program has been launched following the successful run of “Agriculture Adventures,” an OFBF-sponsored program that has reached an estimated 482,333 participants over nine years.

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AgriPOWER Institute Class V

New AgriPOWER class kicks off

Published Aug. 2, 2012

Twenty Ohioans interested in becoming future leaders and advocates for Ohio agriculture gathered in Columbus to meet for the first time after being selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in its 2012-2013 AgriPOWER Institute.

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A dairy cow greets visitors to the new Web site

New ad campaign focuses on real-life stories of Ohio’s dairy industry & farmers

Published Jun. 17, 2009

Did you know that cows are fed 100 pounds of feed a day? Or that dairy farmers use recycled water to wash barns and irrigate fields? Or that nearly all farms in Ohio are family operations?

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New & Improved: AgriChoice Farm Insurance Policy

Published Jun. 11, 2013

More than 55 property and liability enhancements have been added to the base policy at no additional cost.

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Network with fellow Young Agricultural Professionals

Published May. 9, 2013

Networking and staying involved in the farming community are key for young people in the agriculture industry. Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals (YAP) program for 18 to 35-year-olds, provides many opportunities for young people in agriculture to further develop themselves.

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Neighbor of the Year Award nominations being accepted

Published Jan. 18, 2010

County Farm Bureau members, community leaders and members of the Ohio Livestock Coalition have opportunity to recognize neighbors' outstanding rural communications efforts.

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Knollman Farms, of Hamilton, Ohio, received the 2011 Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) Neighbor of the Year Award.

Neighbor of the Year Award nominations being accepted

Published Feb. 3, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau members, community leaders and members of the Ohio Livestock Coalition have the opportunity to recognize efforts neighbors have made in rural Ohio to positively develop and enhance relationships and communications with the annual Neighbor of the Year Award.

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Natiowide News: Offering agritourism? Be sure you’re covered

Published Aug. 23, 2011

Farmers who offer agritourism activities need to discuss their specific types of businesses with their insurance agent.

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Nationwide, Allied Insurance weekend severe weather claims top more than 4,800

Published Jul. 3, 2012

Policyholders with storm damage should call the Nationwide and Allied claims hotline at 1-800- 421-3535 or contact their local agent.

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Nationwide Insurance CEO Steve Rasmussen addressing farmers at OFBF's annual meeting.

Nationwide sees future in services for farmers

Published Dec. 16, 2010

Nationwide Insurance was started to help farmers and it wants to continue to be in the marketplace to do just that, according to CEO Steve Rasmussen.

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Nationwide offers member discounts and extra coverages

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Members may qualify for up to a 10 percent discount on Nationwide insurance for cars and home, as well as for savings on other coverages.

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Nationwide news: Why farm certification differentiates Nationwide Agribusiness

Published Apr. 15, 2014

Your banker. Your accountant. Your attorney. Three people you trust with a significant amount of detail about you and your operation. The more information you provide them, the better they understand you and your needs, and the better they can partner with you to help you and your farm operation thrive.

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Farmers with assets tied up in land, buildings and equipment can face unique succession planning challenges.

Nationwide News: Succession planning helps farmers prepare for the future

Published Sep. 6, 2011

All family-owned businesses are important to our economy, but few are as critical to the future strength and stability of our nation as family-owned farms.

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Nationwide News: Staying ahead of the technology curve: Insuring drones

Published Aug. 12, 2014

Nationwide Agribusiness officially rolled out drone coverage in March 2014.

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Nationwide News: ROPS and rollovers, lifesavers and life-takers

Published Sep. 9, 2010

Tractor rollover accidents are among the most frequent causes of farm fatalities. Rollovers also result in serious injuries that leave farmers disabled and many farm families in dire straits.

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Nationwide News: Personalized auto insurance can help in today’s economy

Published Jan. 21, 2010

As more Americans are forced to make tough choices to balance the monthly checkbook, it’s becoming more important than ever to have auto insurance coverage that is personalized to your needs. Nationwide, with its On Your Side Review and new On Your Side Rewards, can help you get the best value possible.

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Nationwide News: Passing the farm to the next generation

Published Nov. 14, 2013

Have you developed a transition plan for when you retire or when it’s time to pass the farm on? When family members enter into the equation, planning can become more complicated.

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Nationwide News: New product helps farmers provide benefits to their employees

Published Dec. 19, 2013

Nationwide has a new program called benefits that can help you offer your employees a competitive benefits package that supplements their regular health insurance program.

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