An updated report on the science surrounding Chesapeake Bay water quality confirms that serious and significant differences exist between the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Bay Model” and the model authored by the Agriculture Department.
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- Farm Bureau helping farmers meet their water quality goals
- Restructured Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has $10 million goal
- Protecting, improving agritourism
- Ohio Supreme Court case examines how grain bins are taxed
- A broader look at Ohio’s tax system
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Get informed and get involved could be the rallying call of the Tea Party, says two leaders of the Tea Party movement in Ohio.
With just a few computer clicks, Farm Bureau members can provide their input on how Ohio’s congressional districts and state legislative districts should be redrawn.
Farmers who offer agritourism activities need to discuss their specific types of businesses with their insurance agent.
OFBF has selected 19 Ohioans interested in becoming future leaders and advocates for Ohio agriculture to participate in its 2011-2012 AgriPOWER Institute.
Most woodland owners only have one or two timber sales in their lifetime, and it is important that they are well informed before they make these long-term decisions.
It’s an effort to show that America’s farmers and ranchers share consumers’ values, to emphasize dedication to continuous improvement and to engage key customer decision makers in the dialogue about the value of modern food production.
The annual award recognizes the many accomplishments made by family farmers to protect Ohio’s land, air and water quality and to conserve the state’s natural resources.
The scheduled workshops will help both beginners and advanced social media users learn more they can apply when lending their voices to online conversations about Ohio food and farming or when promoting agriculture or their business.
Show how you are connected to Ohio agriculture in a short video for a chance at $500 or $1,000. Contest submissions accepted Sept. 30 – Oct. 14
Bob Evans, Ohio Farm Bureau work together to support Ohio youth at the Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions
Ohio Farm Bureau is looking for people who want to add their voice to the conversation about Ohio food.
Jason Stasiulewicz has been named systems administrator for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
Spencer Waugh has joined Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) as director of legislative relations.
Five Ohio farmers are featured in a statewide radio campaign from the Ohio Livestock Coalition about animal care, food safety, the environment, communities and generations.
Congressman Steve Austria shares the importance of GPS to Ohio's farmers, and why he's concerned about a new technology that threatens to severely disrupt GPS signals.
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.
Bob Evans Farms, in partnership with Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, purchased the Reserve Grand Champion Barrow for $20,000 at the Ohio State Fair's 2011 Sale of Champions.
The Ohio Livestock Coalition named five Ohio farmer as recipients of the 2011 Ohio Environmental Stewardship Award for their many accomplishments made to protect Ohio's land, air and water quality, and to preserve the state's natural resources.
The Animals for Life Foundation has approved more than $30,000 in grants for fiscal year 2011 projects that help improve the human-animal bond, including a therapy dog program for children with autism and a farm animal handling program for first responders.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s recent success in shaping the affairs of our state can be seen for what it is: The dividends of engaging government in the Farm Bureau way – years of relationship building, civil communication and grassroots cooperation resulting in a remarkable string of accomplishments.
Bill redirects biofuel spending; Dannon investment in Minster; manure application in Indiana
Farmers and ranchers who believe that the United States Department of Agriculture has improperly denied them farm loan benefits between 1981 and 2000 because they are Hispanic or because they are women may be eligible to apply for compensation.
The Asian longhorned beetle has the potential to eat away more than $2.5 billion in standing timber as well as Ohio’s $5 billion nursery industry that employs nearly 240,000 people, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
Congressional committees advance Free Trade Agreements; Tariffs lifted as truck dispute resolved; Supreme Court says states can’t enforce greenhouse gas rules
Farm Bureau has long advocated for the expansion of broadband in rural areas but the organization is concerned about a new service that could disrupt global positioning system (GPS) signals.
Gov. John Kasich’s administration is determined to make Ohio a state to do business in again and that means making drastic, and sometimes controversial, changes, says the state’s lieutenant governor.
The head of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is determined to improve the permitting process at the agency, which has more than 1,300 rules.
Visit Ohio Farm Bureau this year at the Ohio State Fair, July 27 to Aug. 7, where the organization will be inviting consumers to connect with agriculture at the 'Land and Living' exhibit.
The United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the United States have agreed to support national legislation addressing housing for laying hens and abandon state-by-state ballot initiatives.
OFBF President Steve Hirsch recently hosted Sen. Sherrod Brown on his farm for a roundtable listening session on the upcoming farm bill.
The worst time to find out you don’t have the right coverage is when you have a claim.
Ohio Farm Bureau members are invited to free workshops that will help them better use social media to add their voice to online conversations about Ohio food and farming or who simply want to become involved in promoting agriculture or their business via social media.
A growing body of evidence suggests that Americans who do not farm or ranch really don’t give a rip that America’s farmers and ranchers are striving to feed the world.
After Ohio Farm Bureau Federation successfully advocated for elimination of the Ohio estate tax, legal professionals and farm transition planning experts say farmers shouldn't neglect sound transition planning, according to Ohio State University Extension.
If you have an old vehicle on your land that has been sitting there for years, or a used car to get rid of, the Ronald McDonald House can help.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will hold five informational sessions in August and September to provide an overview of the state's new livestock care standards.
Visit Ohio Farm Bureau's "Land and Living" exhibit at the Ohio State Fair.
Pending free trade agreements (FTA) between the United States and Korea, Panama and Colombia would amount to more than $2.5 billion in additional exports, economic development and jobs.
Two elementary school classes recently received a field trip to Price Farms Organics in Delaware County after winning a statewide essay contest from the Ohio Livestock Coalition.
Ohio Farm Bureau continues to work closely with lawmakers and state officials on issues such as the Ohio Estate Tax, state budget, transportation, on-farm energy production, farmers markets and eminent domain.
It was a matter of circumstance that lent a title to a movement. One hundred years ago, in Broome County, N.Y., the chamber of commerce added a new department and the first “farm bureau” was born.
Ohio Farm Bureau President Steve Hirsch was recently in Washington, D.C. to visit with several lawmakers and their staff. | The Fertilizer Institute announced that between 1980 and 2010, U.S. farmers nearly doubled corn production using slightly fewer fertilizer nutrients than were used in 1980.
AGGPAC is Ohio Farm Bureau's political action committee that monitors the voting records and political campaigns of Ohio’s elected officials at the state and national levels. Lawmakers who have a positive voting record on Ohio Farm Bureau’s key issues receive “Friend of Agriculture” designations
Knowing what’s 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.
The record rainfall this spring in Ohio created not only a planting headache for farmers but major manure storage challenges.
Continuing to grow its ability to increase public acceptance & recognition that animals bring value to human life in a number of ways for a number of reasons, the AFL Foundation recently upgraded its website for individuals and organizations to make financial donations at the click of a mouse.
Nationwide News: Feeding livestock requires careful management. Mold and mildew can be producers’ worst enemies as they work to keep livestock healthy.
Steve Berk has been named organization director for Ohio Farm Bureau in Clinton, Fayette, Greene and Warren counties.
Teenagers from Ohio Farm Bureau member families and their parents are invited to apply to iLead, a new one-day leadership training. Young Ag Professionals are invited to apply and participate in the Discussion Meet.