Farm Bureau’s grassroots process of policy development continued at the American Farm Bureau Resolution Committee meeting this week. Several of Ohio’s policy suggestions were accepted and will come before the voting delegates at American Farm Bureau annual meeting.
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For nearly 70 Ohioans, a recent trip to the Bob Evans Farm in southeast Ohio was all about getting back to basics.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation members are invited to help build our organization's strength by talking about Farm Bureau membership and programs with non members at OFBF’s building at this year’s Farm Science Review. Visitors are invited to stop by and talk with fellow members and staff about current Farm Bureau programs and policy issues.
While Congress and the Ohio General Assembly have both been on “break” over the last few weeks, Farm Bureau policy advocacy has been in full swing. Ohio Farm Bureau members have been busy attending town hall meetings, farm tours and discussions with their elected officials, sharing their personal farm stories and how policy is impacting them.
Five farmers, two rural residents receive awards.
Farm Bureau members who live near the turnpike have been busy attending local meetings, building coalitions and advocating against the possibility of privatizing it.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation members are joining farmers nationwide to ask Congress to extend the current estate tax exemption and rate, which are set to expire Jan. 1.
Farmers will elect the leaders of their organization during Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual meeting. This year, there are two contested races that will be decided by delegates from those regions.
The ODA is holding Certified Livestock Manager training June 19-20 at their offices in Reynoldsburg. Part of the training will address nutrient management and water quality issues currently under consideration by a statewide working group that is jointly led by ODA, Ohio EPA and ODNR.
Farm Bureau members are urged to review recent changes to an EPA rule prior applying pesticides this year.
In Northeast Ohio, as part of this year’s membership campaign, each county Farm Bureau in the region donated $100 to establish a $2,000 membership renewal promotion. In Paulding County, $2,500 was awarded as part of Farm Bureau's Property Protection program.
Family fun and a connection to rural Ohio are just two of the many reasons for visitors to stop by the “Land and Living” exhibit at the Ohio State Fair, July 28 to Aug. 8.
Legislation could jeopardize food safety
Farm Bureau opposes merging the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Department of Health and Human Services into a single entity.
Measure could put U.S. farmers at international disadvantage
A recent Ohio Supreme Court decision, which had implications for property rights and farmland preservation, protected the ability of local governments to manage growth.
Have you ever wondered what it means that Farm Bureau is a “grassroots organization?” This is the time of year to be reminded of the organization’s grassroots policy development process and to get involved in it. Butler County Farm Bureau's work on policy development serves as an example of the beginning of the Farm Bureau grassroots policy development process.
A Pike County man recently received a $2,500 reward from Farm Bureau for information he provided to the Pike County Sheriff’s office that led to the arrest and conviction of an individual who committed a crime on the property of a Pike County Farm Bureau member.
Issues call to action for Farm Bureau members, and warns critics that farmers and ranchers will no longer tolerate opponents' efforts to change the landscape of American Agriculture.
Ohio Farm Bureau priority issues have been addressed in both the House and Senate versions of the state budget bills. Yesterday, the Ohio Senate passed its version of the budget which will now be sent on to conference committee, to iron out differences with the House version. Listen to Brandon Kern discuss the budget bill and Farm Bureau priorities in them.
Ohio Farm Bureau has several state priority issues for 2012, but one can already be marked off the list. With bipartisan support in the Ohio House and Senate, HB 276 will be sent to the governor’s office to be signed.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following statement following the launch of a new Ohio initiative by the Washington D.C. -based Humane Society of the United States.
Farm Bureau believes that to be economically viable agriculture must be environmentally responsible. That was the theme of two joint letters sent by Ohio Farm Bureau and the Auglaize and Mercer county Farm Bureaus to farmers in the Grand Lake St. Marys watershed.
Based on policies developed by its members, OFBF’s board of trustees has set seven public policy priority issues for 2009. These issues will help focus OFBF’s legislative efforts in the coming year.
Ohio Farm Bureau is supporting provisions in a bill to re-establish full funding for important services that are regularly rendered on behalf of agriculture.