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Ag spending bills, feeding the hungry, Senate Ag Subcommittee, AFBF Task Force and cancer study
Virtual PTO study, Farm land values drop, CSP sign-up, and USDA offers financial restructuring
Climate change bill, pork market, dairy aid, Renewable Fuel Standards, retired dairy cows and producing more food
Food Safety, atrazine, estate tax legislation, DCPACRE program sign-up, new institue and health care bill
Land use, organic farming, honeybee colony decline, USDA fruit and vegetable advisory committee, EPA Agricultural Advisor and fumigant pesticide restrictions.
broadband, ag exports and imports, food safety bill farm bill and Ohio FSA.
BFN Corrections; Farm Bureau backs effort to stop EPA regulation of greenhouse gases; Ag groups file Supreme Court brief in biotech alfalfa case
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
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
Final H-2A rules not good for agriculture; Farm Bureau urges passage of business relief act; AFBF opposes government procurement legislation
AFBF calls on Congress to nullify EPA’s greenhouse gas proposal; AFBF launches ‘Legal Affairs’ Web site
Call goes out for immediate estate tax reform; GREEN Jobs Act gets AFBF support; EPA blog post causes concern
House bill contains vital tax provisions; Child employment act could affect farm youth
Progress made toward Columbia FTA; lawmakers seek to eliminate Form 1099 requirement; AFBF comments on federal budget
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
In his blog, David White discusses Ohio Farm Bureau's newly formed Ohio State advisory team and why the team has been formed.
OFBF continued to add to its improved Web presence in May with the launch of the completely redesigned and upgraded Web site.
Innovative policies rather than funding may provide solutions to the loss of productive land in Ohio.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Director of Leadership Development, Chip Nelson, discusses his recent experience working with a group of leaders at Ohio Farm Bureau's new presidents training.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Advisory councils are now called community councils. New council format to begin in January.
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.
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.
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.
A new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule would require farms to have a spill prevention plan in place later this year.
A district court judge has upheld most of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) new rules for dairy labels.
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.
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.
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?
More than 55 property and liability enhancements have been added to the base policy at no additional cost.
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.
County Farm Bureau members, community leaders and members of the Ohio Livestock Coalition have opportunity to recognize neighbors' outstanding rural communications efforts.
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.
Farmers who offer agritourism activities need to discuss their specific types of businesses with their insurance agent.
Policyholders with storm damage should call the Nationwide and Allied claims hotline at 1-800- 421-3535 or contact their local agent.
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.
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.
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.
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.