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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This weekend, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Town Hall Ohio radio show will feature several experts who will discuss drought preparedness.
Miami County Farm Bureau is working with several organizations to expand its annual fight against local hunger.
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.
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.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation works with new county Farm Bureau presidents every year to provide them with the skills needed to succeed at leading their organization.
Policyholders with storm damage should call the Nationwide and Allied claims hotline at 1-800- 421-3535 or contact their local agent.
Ann Frederick, a Hamilton County Farm Bureau member, writes a guest column for her fellow horse owners.
A group of agricultural researchers at Ohio State University may be finding ways to help fight cancer. They shared their work with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack during his visit to Ohio State University this week.
Gov. John Kasich signed into law this week legislation expanding funds to help Ohio farmers offset costs associated with feed, seed, fertilizer and fuel through the Agricultural Linked Deposit Program (Ag-LINK).
Applications are available for county Farm Bureaus to enter the County Activities of Excellence Awards (CAE) program. The CAE recognizes up to 25 successful county Farm Bureau programs from across the nation.
The Senate has passed the 2012 Farm Bill by a vote of 64-35. Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Senior Director of Legislative and Regulatory Policy Yvonne Lesicko prepared this report on the passage of the farm bill in the Senate.
Last week Gov. John Kasich signed into law Senate Bill 315, legislation that strengthens regulations for Ohio’s oil and gas industry. Introduced by Sen. Shannon Jones (R – Springboro), the bill establishes a regulatory framework for overseeing technologies allowing exploration of natural gas in deep shale rock formations, as well as other energy issues.
Rep. Bob Gibbs recently spoke with Ohio Farm Bureau Federation about the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) attempt to circumvent Congress and expand its regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act.
Franklin and Madison County Farm Bureaus held their first Breakfast on the Farm event Saturday, with more than 500 people attending. The breakfast, a Grow and Know event, was held at the Yutzy family dairy farm, Kramer Homestead, in Plain City. Attendees enjoyed a made-to-order omelet breakfast in the farm’s pasture and were able to get food and farming questions answered.
Summer is here, and the opportunities to get engaged with agriculture in your community are growing throughout Ohio Farm Bureau! Here is the latest comprehensive list of Farm Bureau tours, demonstrations, workshops, meetings and other happenings throughout the state.
Sen. Sherrod Brown recently called to chat about the Farm Bill with Ohio Farm Bureau's Joe Cornely. Check out what he had to say.
By encouraging a friend or neighbor to join Ohio Farm Bureau, more than 1,000 volunteers kicked off this year’s campaign to grow their organization and its efforts to connect Ohioans on important issues.
The next farm bill, whether it passes this year or next, will contain billions of dollars in cuts and eliminate some longstanding farm subsidy programs.
The passion of Ohio Farm Bureau members along with the use of some simple technology gave the organization momentum as it helped block an unpopular proposal on federal youth labor rules.
Farmers who use antibiotics in food producing animals are encouraged to submit comments regarding a new Food and Drug Administration proposal.
The MBR includes Clean Ohio Fund provisions for $6 million to the Agricultural Easement Purchase Program and $36 million to the Green Space Conservation program.
Over the years, the Ohio Department of Agriculture has been consistent in running and growing the state’s $107 billion agriculture industry, the department’s director said.
In today’s volatile marketplace, many insurance companies that provide farm coverage for families like yours are making changes to their policies. The worst time to find out you don’t have the right coverage is when you have a claim.
Jon Hobbs of Clarksburg was presented with a reward check of $2,500 for information he provided to the Fayette County Sheriff’s office that led to the arrest of two individuals convicted of receiving stolen property taken from Fayette County Farm Bureau member James Hobbs of Bloomingburg.