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Many farmers are already counted – are you one? Complete the Ag Census

Published Mar. 13, 2013

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.

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Many issues for Congress to resolve after elections

Published Oct. 15, 2010

With the November election just around the corner, Congress has been more focused on campaigns than pending legislation.

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Check out how you can join in the activities of your county Farm Bureau

March 2012 County Farm Bureau Round-Up

Published Mar. 1, 2012

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.

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March is among the busiest times of year for county Farm Bureaus.

March is busy time for county Farm Bureaus

Published Mar. 10, 2011

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.

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Marketing legislation creates opportunities

Published Oct. 9, 2012

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.

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Massive Carrot Harvest Feeds Ohio's Hungry

Published Nov. 30, 2009

A carrot farmer and volunteers in northwest Ohio harvest and donate more than 180,000 pounds of carrots to Ohio food banks.

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May 2012 County Farm Bureau Round-Up

Published May. 4, 2012

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.

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May 2013 County Farm Bureau Round-up

Published May. 14, 2013

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.

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Weck, Baldwin

May We Introduce

Published Mar. 29, 2010

Gary Weck, Jennifer Baldwin

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Birney, Everman

May We Introduce

Published May. 17, 2010

John Birney, Rebecca Everman

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Thomas, Petzel

May We Introduce

Published Jun. 11, 2010

Bill Thomas, Pat Petzel

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Hastings, Montoya

May We Introduce...

Published Mar. 12, 2010

Lucille Hastings, Christy Montoya

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Rhude, Lotus

May we introduce...

Published Apr. 19, 2010

Roger Rhude, Karen Lotus

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Jayne Wallace

May We Introduce......

Published Aug. 12, 2010

Jayne Wallace, Harrison County

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May We Introduce…

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Gene Phillips, Knox County?; Amy Hurst, Public Policy Department executive assistant?

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May We Introduce…

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Doug Hafer, Marion County; Allen Gahler, organization director for Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood counties.

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May We Introduce…

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Paul Davidson, Licking County; Dan Rapp, senior director of business development

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May We Introduce…

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Stephen Heppe, Portage County; Sandy Kuhn, director of commodity relations and executive director of the Ohio Livestock Coalition

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May We Introduce…

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Karen Debolt, Delaware County; Nick Kennedy, organization director for Columbiana, Portage, Stark and Summit counties.

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May We Introduce…

Published May. 14, 2009

Karen Neer, Clark County; Josh Henderson, organization director for Champaign, Clark and Madison counties

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May We Introduce…

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Carol Wagner and Chris Henney

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May We Introduce…

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Bill Johnson and Chip Nelson

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May we introduce…

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Ron Warnock, volunteer and Betsy Anderson, staff

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May We Introduce…

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Jeff Mason - Henry County and Amanda Denes - organization director for Erie, Huron and Lorain counties

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May We Introduce…

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Richard Shelton, Adams County; Dale Arnold, director of OFBF’s Energy Services and Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation

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May we introduce…

Published Nov. 12, 2009

Mary Ellen Grafton, volunteer and David White, staff

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Bob Ebie and Gayle Lewis

May we introduce…

Published Jan. 21, 2010

Portage County's Bob Ebie & Gayle Lewis, publications production and advertising coordinator

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Fitch, Dunaway

May we introduce…

Published Feb. 5, 2010

Doug Fitch, Robert Dunaway

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Morrison, Roush

May we introduce…

Published Feb. 22, 2010

Marilyn Morrison; Judy Roush

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Alt and Allison discuss Medicaid expansion in Ohio. Should we or shouldn't we?

Medicaid expansion: Should we or shouldn't we?

Published Oct. 17, 2013

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.

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Medical Mutual health plans save Farm Bureau members money

Published Mar. 26, 2009

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?

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Medical Mutual of Ohio details new health care law

Published Dec. 16, 2010

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.

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by George Stadtlander, Chief Managed Care Officer, Medical Mutual of Ohio

Medical Mutual of Ohio’s view of healthcare reform

Published Dec. 17, 2009

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.

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Climb the giant corn wall at the Ohio State Fair.

Meet Farm Bureau at the Ohio State Fair

Published Jul. 16, 2010

Visit Ohio Farm Bureau this year at the Ohio State Fair, at the "Land and Living" exhibit.

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OFBF will help connect consumers to Ohio agriculture at our state fair exhibit.

Meet Ohio Farm Bureau at the fair

Published Jul. 20, 2011

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.

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Visitors can see chicks hatch as they learn about egg production in Ohio. File Photo

Meet us at the fair

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Be sure to stop by the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort Building at the 155th Ohio State Fair July 29 through Aug. 9. Features include a giant corn climbing wall, kiddie tractor course, chicks, ducklings, poults, the Our Ohio art display and a free plant for children under age 12.

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Meetings to cover animal disease traceability

Published Oct. 15, 2013

USDA is holding meetings for anyone who transports livestock across state lines, has their own livestock, veterinarians and their staff, OSU Extension personnel, licensed livestock dealers, haulers or others interested in learning about the new Animal Disease Traceability rule.

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Member Savings

Published Feb. 12, 2013

Latest member savings on GM vehicles, Grainger and Choice Hotels

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Member sign up made simple

Published Feb. 13, 2014

Volunteers working membership have a new option to sign up new members that is as easy as pulling a phone out of your pocket. No more carrying around forms that can be a hassle and hard to decipher later on. Ohio Farm Bureau’s volunteers.growwithfb.org website, designed to be mobile ready, allows the membership to be paid on the spot with a credit card.

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Members continue to pull in discounts

Published Sep. 8, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau members continue to pull in valuable discounts and promotions through the first year of a new partnership between two organizations with strong rural Ohio roots.

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Members discuss Farm Bureau model

Published Apr. 15, 2014

March was a busy month for the 42-member Membership Model Study Group as it met in Columbus for three full days of discussion plus held additional small group online and phone conversations.

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Lane Osswald, a Preble County Farm Bureau member and State Trustee, shares his views during a recent task force meeting.

Members discuss OFBF's future

Published Mar. 21, 2014

At the Feb. 11 launch meeting for the Membership Model Task Force, OFBF President Steve Hirsch laid out the work at hand.

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Members identify policies to promote agritourism

Published Apr. 15, 2014

Farm Bureau members with agritourism enterprises have provided insight into policies they need to help their farms thrive. Farm Bureau’s public policy staff have identified a number of ways Ohio can promote more of these businesses. Among these are issues related to reducing burdensome regulations and minimizing liability when the farm is opened to the public.

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Members saved money in ‘09

Published Dec. 23, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau members have a number of benefits available to them ranging from money savings to property protection. Here are a few of the benefits that members took advantage of (as of November) in 2009.

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Members urged to continue state budget advocacy efforts

Published Jun. 20, 2013

While Ohio Farm Bureau has achieved tremendous success in securing funding for the organization’s priority items thus far in the House and Senate versions of state budget, it must still make it past the conference committee and Gov. John Kasich’s desk.

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Carroll County Farm Bureau members enjoy themselves at the membership kickoff.

Membership drive re-invigorated in 2013

Published Jan. 30, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau Senior Director of Field Services, Brian Peach gives an update on the recently launched 2013 membership campaign.

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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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MILC program helps dairy farmers cope with falling milk prices

Published Feb. 26, 2009

The Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC), which was initially authorized in the 2002 Farm Bill, provides monthly payments to producers when market prices drop below the program’s defined trigger price.

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Ohio Farm Bureau was among groups that asked to exempt milk from oil spill rules.

Milk exempted from oil spill rules

Published May. 25, 2011

For the first time, the U.S. EPA will ensure that all milk and milk products will be formally exempted from the Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule.

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Some NRCS programs were expanded under the 2008 Farm Bill while others are targeted for specific areas of Ohio.

More conservation funding opportunities available through NRCS programs

Published Jun. 10, 2010

Lance Hoffman was admiring a Union County farmer’s new concrete heavy use pad this spring when he shook his head in disbelief. He had just learned that federal conservation funding had paid most of the cost of the pad.

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