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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 Ohioís tax system
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Over the summer, Nationwideís new Commercial Farm and Agribusiness School made its debut to help claims associates develop technical expertise, as well as better establish relationships and the business confidence to drive improved outcomes for farm and agribusiness members.
Nationwide Insurance CEO Steve Rasmussen told delegates at Ohio Farm Bureau Federationís 91st annual meeting that the company cherishes the long-standing relationship with its founder.
As farming changed radically in recent decades, Nationwide Agribusiness has kept pace through innovation and by truly listening to its customersí needs.
Highland County Farm Bureau Vice President Nathan Brown shares his thoughts on Farm Bureau membership.
Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Jim Zehringer said he is looking at working with lawmakers to find a new name for his agency that will give Ohioans a better understanding of its work.
Ohio Farm Bureau member and AgriPOWER Class III graduate Brenda Hastings discusses her experience in AgriPOWER and encourages others to apply.
Muskingum County Farm Bureau has always held a summer picnic for its members, but this year there are plans to change it up. To add more value to the picnic, the organization will be providing opportunity for conversations about the farm and agriculture.
State officials from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky announced a water quality trading pilot project Aug. 9 in which farmers can sell their credits for pollution reduction to other industrial facilities, aiming to reduce water pollution in the Ohio River.
The patent on Round-Up Ready soybeans, a widely-used biotech seed that allows farmers to grow herbicide-resistant plants, is set to expire in 2014.
John Mossbarger of Washington Court House has been elected to the board of trustees for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He will represent Farm Bureau members from Clinton, Fayette, Greene and Warren counties in the governance of the stateís largest farm organization.
John Mossbarger of Washington Court House has been elected to the OFBF board of trustees. He will represent Farm Bureau members from Clinton, Fayette, Greene and Warren counties.
Bobby D. Moser, vice president for Agricultural Administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State University announced this month that he will step down as dean once his replacement is found.
David Moroschan of Seneca County recently received Ohio Farm Bureauís annual Excellence in Crop Advising Award.
Revised state rules extend the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to regulate vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 10,001 to 26,000 pounds that are operating on a not-for-hire basis within the state.
After being elected in their counties to finalize Ohio Farm Bureau Federationís (OFBF) policies, 343 family-farmers served as delegates to the groupís annual meeting.
A growing list of oil and gas issues briefings have been scheduled throughout Ohio. The briefings are sponsored by County Farm Bureau Public Policy Action Teams and other civic organizations, and are held to answer questions and concerns about a variety of issues oil and gas issues.
More changes could be in store for Ohioís deer hunting regulations. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife recently modified its 2014-2015 hunting regulation proposals after considering public input and reviewing data.
Ohio State University Extension has added more fertilizer certification classes for farmers. Under Senate Bill 150, anyone who applies fertilizer on more than 50 acres must be certified by 2017. Ohio Farm Bureau has set an aggressive goal of having all farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin certified by Earth Day 2015. That April 22 date is more than two years before the state required deadline.
Lance Hoffman was admiring a Union County farmerís 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.
During an interview on 'Town Hall Ohio', Monsanto's Janice Person described how she developed a passion for agriculture as she became something of a social media spokesperson for the agricultural science company, which has become a lightning rod among critics of large-scale farming.
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.
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 programís defined trigger price.
Miami County Farm Bureau is working with several organizations to expand its annual fight against local hunger.
Ohio Farm Bureau Senior Director of Field Services, Brian Peach gives an update on the recently launched 2013 membership campaign.
While Ohio Farm Bureau has achieved tremendous success in securing funding for the organizationís 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 Kasichís desk.
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.
Six counties participate in County Activities of Excellence Awards program; Young Ag Professionals compete in national contests
Farm Bureau members with agritourism enterprises have provided insight into policies they need to help their farms thrive. Farm Bureauís 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.
At the Feb. 11 launch meeting for the Membership Model Task Force, OFBF President Steve Hirsch laid out the work at hand.
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.
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.
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 Bureauís volunteers.growwithfb.org website, designed to be mobile ready, allows the membership to be paid on the spot with a credit card.
Latest member savings on GM vehicles, Grainger and Choice Hotels
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.
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.
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.
Visit Ohio Farm Bureau this year at the Ohio State Fair, at the "Land and Living" exhibit.
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.
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 nationís new health care law and an outlook on the politics surrounding it.
Are you feeling the pinch of the current economic downturn? Did you know Ohio Farm Bureauís health insurance partner, Medical Mutual, offers in-network preventive care at no additional cost and an opportunity to earn a $75 deductible credit?
The state could add people who donít 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.
Gene Phillips, Knox County?; Amy Hurst, Public Policy Department executive assistant?
Doug Hafer, Marion County; Allen Gahler, organization director for Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood counties.
Paul Davidson, Licking County; Dan Rapp, senior director of business development
Stephen Heppe, Portage County; Sandy Kuhn, director of commodity relations and executive director of the Ohio Livestock Coalition
Karen Debolt, Delaware County; Nick Kennedy, organization director for Columbiana, Portage, Stark and Summit counties.
Karen Neer, Clark County; Josh Henderson, organization director for Champaign, Clark and Madison counties