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Brochure available about state’s new nutrient application law

Published Jul. 10, 2015

Do you farm in the Western Lake Erie Basin? If you do, a new law went into effect earlier this month that changes how you apply nutrients.

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What you need to know about Ag Districts and Ag Security Areas. Full brochure download available.

Five things you should know about Ag Districts and Ag Security Areas

Published Jul. 9, 2015

Ohio’s Ag Districts and Agricultural Security Areas are important programs that help preserve farmland in Ohio. Here are five things you should know about Ag Districts and Ag Security Areas.

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Energy exploration has resulted in a large amount of new infrastructure in eastern Ohio.

LESSONS LEARNED Farmers talk about pros, cons of energy exploration

Published Jul. 7, 2015

Farmers hope others look to eastern Ohio to understand the opportunities and challenges it is facing and to prepare themselves as oil and gas development continues to expand westward.

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Eminent domain? Not so fast

Published Jul. 7, 2015

According to Dale Arnold, Ohio Farm Bureau's director of energy, utility and local government policy, pipelines being used to carry materials such as ethane and/or other natural gas liquids do not qualify for eminent domain as the laws are currently written and interpreted.

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Farm Bureau busy in the Statehouse, Congress

Published Jul. 7, 2015

State operating budget, transfer of nutrient management authority to ODA, agritourism, Trade Promotion Authority all being discussed before summer recess.

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Where we’re at with WOTUS

Published Jul. 7, 2015

American Farm Bureau said the 297-page final rule, which goes into effect 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register, broadened the scope of protected waters to include small streams and wetlands.

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Foundation announces scholarship recipients

Published Jul. 7, 2015

The foundation annually recognizes Ohio students for their academic effort, engagement in their communities and career interests that link agriculture to community service, education or scientific research.

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Water samples from Lake Erie.

Providing Input at Trends and Issues Conference

Published Jul. 7, 2015

Lake Erie provided the backdrop for Ohio Farm Bureau’s Trends and Issues Conference as OFBF members gathered to discuss how to improve the organization’s programs and policies.

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Legislators to go on the road to learn about ag issues

Published Jul. 7, 2015

House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger is convening an agricultural study committee that will travel around the state this summer to look at current ag issues.

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Youths encouraged to participate in state poultry skillathon contest

Published Jul. 7, 2015

Winners in the 10 age categories for the state poultry skillathon contest will represent the poultry industry in the Sale of Champions with one combined exhibit to represent all market and breeding chicken, turkey and waterfowl exhibitors.

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Ron Miller

In a pinch for a part, OFBF member turns to Grainger

Published Jul. 7, 2015

Not only did Grainger have the part and ship it overnight but Miller received a discount on the order because Farm Bureau members get 10 percent off catalog items.

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Nationwide News Nationwide to sponsor Ag Hall of Fame event

Published Jul. 7, 2015

The event, held during the Ohio State Fair, will attract about 500 guests to honor these individuals for their lifetime of service and dedication to Ohio’s agriculture community.

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OFBF members urge legislators to take action on CAUV

Published Jun. 26, 2015

Ohio Farm Bureau members helped get the word out to state legislators that they should take action to improve the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) formula.

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Ohio Youth Capital Challenge finalists to compete during state fair

Published Jun. 23, 2015

Four Ohio Youth Capital Challenge teams will compete Aug. 1 in the finals of the contest, which engages young people in community development citizenship. Sponsored by Ohio 4-H, Ohio FFA and Ohio Farm Bureau, the contest brings together youths age 14-18 from around the state to discuss community issues and concerns and then work together to propose policies and programs to solve the issues.

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County Farm Bureau annual meetings announced

Published Jun. 18, 2015

Every County Farm Bureau in Ohio holds an annual meeting to finish the county policy development process and vote on proposed policies to send on to the state level. Meetings are also a celebration of the past year and a great time to meet and catch up with other Farm Bureau members. Dates for the meetings have been announced. Contact you county for further details.

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Urgent: Action Needed Now on CAUV

Published Jun. 17, 2015

As the Ohio General Assembly considers the budget bill, there is an opportunity to put Ohio Farm Bureau's most recent recommendations into law.

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OFBF responds to high nitrate water warning in Columbus

Published Jun. 12, 2015

Farm Bureau members and staff responded quickly when the city of Columbus issued a high nitrate warning for water supplied by one of its three treatment plants.

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OFBF testifies about CAUV; tax department implements changes to formula

Published May. 29, 2015

With the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) rates for 2015 expected to be released in a couple of weeks, Ohio Farm Bureau was asked to testify about CAUV and describe its latest set of recommendations for changes to the formula.

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The Food Dialogues®: Toledo

Published May. 21, 2015

Balancing Food Production and Clean Water

Join us on May 28 at 10 a.m. for the Livestream discussion, moderated by Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist Gail Hogan, featuring diverse panelists discussing the environmental, agricultural, social and economic aspects of this critical topic.

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Media campaign highlights farmers’ efforts to improve water quality

Published May. 4, 2015

The media campaign, rolled out in time for Earth Day (April 22), was one piece of Ohio Farm Bureau’s comprehensive $1 million Water Quality Action Plan.

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OFBF supports compensation adjustment for judges

Published May. 4, 2015

Ohio Farm Bureau’s board voted recently to support pay increases for Ohio judges. In a briefing to the board, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Maureen O’Connor talked about her work to increase judicial pay.

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Status of Farm Bureau Priority Issues in Congress

Published May. 4, 2015

Updates on Waters of the U.S., Death Tax, GMO Labeling, Immigration Reform and Pesticide Regulation in or Near Water

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Opening global markets for Ohio farmers

Published May. 4, 2015

American Farm Bureau is advancing trade talks that could bring new market share for Ohio farm products.

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New e-newsletter for young ag professionals

Published May. 4, 2015

The “Growing Our Generation” e-newsletter will feature articles and insights put together by YAP guest editors with unique farms, jobs and perspectives.

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What you need to know about the commercial activity tax

Published May. 4, 2015

The CAT is an annual privilege tax levied “for the privilege of doing business in this state.” The CAT is a tax on gross receipts.

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