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Influenza and county fairs

Published Aug. 8, 2012

Recently, there have been several cases of influenza in pigs (H3N2) at the Butler County Fair as well as at the Ohio State Fair. With additional county fairs coming up or going on, Farm Bureau members may encounter questions from exhibitors and consumers.

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The Grand Champion Barrow was exhibited by Lea Kimley.

Bob Evans Farms, Ohio Farm Bureau, JD Equipment Purchase Grand Champion Barrow

Published Aug. 6, 2012

Companies partner to support local youth at Ohio State Fair's 2012 Sale of Champions

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Children complete farm chores each morning at Stratford Ecological Center's Farm Camps

Summer youth camps provide opportunities to experience farm life

Published Aug. 6, 2012

Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware County offers several summer camps for children and youth that provide the opportunity for them to experience life on a farm. Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awarded an Agricultural Action and Awareness Grant to Stratford Ecological Center for its childrenís program.

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State Fair ambassadors and interns with Ohio's First Lady Karen Kasich

Ohio State Fair activities

Published Aug. 2, 2012

Photos and other coverage of activities at the Ohio State Fair activity in Ohio Farm Bureau Federationís ďLand and LivingĒ exhibit in the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort Building.

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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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Three top tips for memberships

Published Jul. 31, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau members share pointers to increasing memberships

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Rep. Bob Gibbs

EPA seeks to expand authority to all water

Published Jul. 19, 2012

Virtually all waters of the United States could fall under regulatory control of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) if the agency is successful in expanding the scope of the Clean Water Act.

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OLC annual meeting provides forum for livestock farmers

Published Jul. 19, 2012

Communicating with consumers and improving transparency within animal agriculture are among the topics that will be discussed at the Ohio Livestock Coalitionís 15th annual meeting and industry symposium.

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Donít miss out on the chance to shape the issues that impact you

Published Jul. 19, 2012

County annual meetings are a time for the community to connect.

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Kristin Reese, second from left, was among the farmers, chefs and media, who gathered to discuss food and farming.

Farmers take on Tinsel Town

Published Jul. 19, 2012

The two-day event brought a handful of farmers to Beverly Hills to discuss perceptions and realities of food and farming. It included entertainment movers and shakers, chefs, academics, large restaurant operators, journalists and more.

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Hord sharing his story with CU Lead and local high school students

Crawford County farm works to reach out to community

Published Jul. 19, 2012

Recently Pat Hord, the companyís CEO, partnered with Ohio Farm Bureau in an educational program for his employees to continue that outreach.

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Nationwide News: Keeping your employees safe

Published Jul. 19, 2012

Taking precautions to prevent employee injuries and proactively promoting an environment of safety every day are some of the best investments a business can make.

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Ohio Farm Bureau' s blogging workshop provided a chance for members to share information with each other.

Ohio farm bloggers meet offline to improve online relationships

Published Jul. 19, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau Federationís first-ever Farm Blogging Workshop, held in June, is helping Ohio farmers be part of a growing online conversation about food and farming.

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Ohio agencies launch Ohio Clean Lakes Initiative

Published Jul. 19, 2012

Three state agencies have jointly launched the Ohio Clean Lakes Initiative, a program geared to improve water quality and reduce harmful algal blooms across Ohio, with emphasis in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. As part of a joint press conference between the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the directors of each spoke about the initiative.

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A few of the "Agriculture in Our Backyard" horticulture contest entries

State Fair exhibit connects community with farmers

Published Jul. 18, 2012

Fun, hands-on agricultural experiences are the centerpiece of Ohio Farm Bureauís exhibit at the Ohio State Fair. Last year the 'Land and Living' exhibit located in the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort Building drew an estimated 350,000 visitors who learned about agricultureís link to everyday life.

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Should pistol caliber rifles be legalized for deer hunting in Ohio?

Published Jul. 18, 2012

There is a debate taking place in Ohio's hunting community. Ohio Farm Bureau currently doesn't have a position on this issue. What do you think?

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Now is the time to weigh in on proposed severance tax changes

Published Jul. 18, 2012

Gov. John Kasich has introduced a proposal that would make significant changes in the Ohio severance tax system, which applies to oil and natural gas wells.

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Groups debate federal animal care standards for egg laying hens

Published Jul. 18, 2012

'Buckeye Farm News' presents a brief look at two important issues being discussed by Farm Bureau members. The first is concerning federal animal care legislation that has been introduced in line with an agreement between the Humane Society of the United States and the United Egg Producers.

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'Farm Factor' is one of many upcoming opportunities to enjoy a meal on a local farm.

July 2012 County Farm Bureau Round-up

Published Jul. 17, 2012

The dry weather and heat continues this summer, but that doesnít mean the opportunities to get involved with Ohio agriculture have dried up! Check out the latest list of activities, opportunities, events and more happening within county Farm Bureaus throughout the state.

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The 2012 Ohio Drought: Latest resources, links and updates

Published Jul. 16, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau is monitoring and sharing the latest resources for members to stay up to date on drought conditions, decision-making options, expert analysis and more. OFBF also wants to hear Ohio farmers share their stories and give them access to network as dry conditions continue.

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House moves on Farm Bill

Published Jul. 12, 2012

This week the House Agriculture Committee passed the 2012 Farm Bill by a vote of 35-11. At this time it is not known when or if the Farm Bill will be taken up by the entire House for consideration. Ohio Farm Bureau will continue to push for passage before the September expiration of the 2008 Farm Bill.

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Ohio experts discuss drought

Published Jul. 12, 2012

This weekend, Ohio Farm Bureau Federationís Town Hall Ohio radio show will feature several experts who will discuss drought preparedness.

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Havenar presenting a check from the Bushels for Hunger program to First Place Food Pantry

Miami County Farm Bureau, partners, fighting local hunger

Published Jul. 12, 2012

Miami County Farm Bureau is working with several organizations to expand its annual fight against local hunger.

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Ohio farms, businesses urged to report water usage under Great Lakes Compact

Published Jul. 11, 2012

Ohio farmers and related businesses that are withdrawing large amounts of water from streams, ponds, lakes or groundwater are encouraged to register and report their water usage to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) so that they will be "grandfathered" prior to the effective date of the newly signed Great Lakes Compact implementing legislation.

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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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