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What you need to know about Chronic Wasting Disease in deer

Published Nov. 5, 2014

The first case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was recently documented in Ohio in a captive deer herd in Holmes County. There is no evidence the disease has affected the state's wild deer population. Ohio Farm Bureauís Senior Director of Policy Outreach Dr. Leah Dorman met with state officials to talk about Ohioís first case of the disease. Sheís compiled a list of some frequently asked questions about CWD and suggestions for deer hunters when they dress the animals.

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What you need to know about 2014 Farm Bill implementation

Published Sep. 26, 2014

Starting Monday, producers and landowners can start visiting their local Farm Service Agency to update their yield history and/or reallocate base acres. For those farmers planting crops, this is the first of three important decisions they will need to make as implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill starts. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is switching from traditional farm subsidy programs to a new risk management program created under the farm bill.

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What to know about Worker Protection Standard revisions

Published Oct. 6, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has made revisions to the Worker Protection Standard. The changes affect how the nationís 2 million agricultural workers and families are protected when working with pesticides.

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What to do when approached about pipeline easements

Published Apr. 3, 2015

An estimated 38,000 miles of new or upgraded pipelines are in the works. Here are some helpful tips from Dale Arnold, Ohio Farm Bureauís director of energy, utility and local government policy on what to do if you are approached by leasing agents about pipeline work planned to cross your property.

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What to do about CAUV -- state PD committee to discuss taxes next week

Published Nov. 6, 2014

The stateís Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program is one of the top items to be discussed during Ohio Farm Bureauís state policy development committee meeting next week. OFBFís policy department has been gathering resources and input for the committee by meeting with tax experts and legislators, attending CAUV meetings statewide and examining the results of a recent CAUV survey conducted by OFBF.

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