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The Message Board - Save the date | Grandin to speak at animal welfare conf.

Published Oct. 15, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau's annual meeting is Dec. 1-3 | Temple Grandin to speak at animal welfare symposium | By the Numbers | In their words...

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This graphic explains CAUV & why values are increasing. View this story & click the link below the photo for details.

A guide to CAUV

Published Oct. 15, 2010

Farmers who are enrolled in the Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) program have been seeing sharp increases in the taxable value of their land. This story/graphic explains why.

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Our Ohio TV series takes new shape

Published Oct. 15, 2010

After five successful seasons, nearly 400 segments and nearly 100,000 miles traveled across more than 70 counties, the Our Ohio TV series will be transitioning this season.

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Many issues for Congress to resolve after elections

Published Oct. 15, 2010

With the November election just around the corner, Congress has been more focused on campaigns than pending legislation.

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Five Ohio farm families were reconginzed during Farm Science Review for their efforts to protect natural resources.

Farm families recognized for conservation

Published Oct. 15, 2010

Five Ohio farm families, each members of Ohio Farm Bureau, were recognized with the Ohio Conservation Farm Family Award.

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OFBF leaders met with members of Nationwide board and staff.

NATIONWIDE NEWS - Farm Bureau members share ideas at Nat'l Policyholders Conf.

Published Oct. 15, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau leaders share ideas with Nationwide at national policyholder conference.

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Volunteers help harvest a field of watermelons, which were later donated to a food bank.

County Farm Bureaus help meet food needs

Published Oct. 15, 2010

County Farm Bureau members take the lead in helping to meet food needs in both Fulton and Mahoning County.

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OFBF weighs in on Supreme Court property rights case

Published Oct. 15, 2010

Concerned that it could have implications for farmers across Ohio, Ohio Farm Bureau recently filed a brief with the Supreme Court in a case affecting the rights of landowners along Lake Erie.

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Farmers still sorting out EPA’s spill prevention rules

Published Oct. 15, 2010

Some farms storing oil required to have a spill prevention control plan in place soon.

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Talks underway about next farm bill

Published Oct. 15, 2010

Talks about the 2012 Farm Bill are already underway, and Ohio Farm Bureau members need to start thinking now about what policies they want to see implemented at the national level.

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Former OFBF Presidents,Bob Gibbs (left) and Bob Peterson are running for elected office this fall.

Former OFBF presidents hope to extend leadership in public office

Published Oct. 14, 2010

Two former Ohio Farm Bureau presidents are running for elected office this fall.

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Livestock board proposes euthanasia standards

Published Oct. 14, 2010

The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board unanimously voted in favor of proposed euthanasia standards for farm animals.

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Young Agricultural Professionals recently delivered 1,576 postcards from Ohio farmers to lawmakers.

Delivering a message

Published Oct. 14, 2010

A group of Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals recently delivered 1,576 postcards from Ohio farmers to lawmakers urging them to “Put death taxes to rest.

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Victoria Deam of the Kountry Buddies 4-H Club explains how she cares for her dairy heifer.

Contest draws dozens of positive farm-made videos

Published Oct. 14, 2010

Vote online by Oct. 28 for your favorite of 43 "Because I Care" videos by Ohio farmers, county Farm Bureaus, youth and other ag organizations. The winner will receive $1,000.

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2010 Buckeye Shepherds Symposium to Focus on Marketing

Published Oct. 13, 2010

Traditional & online marketing methods to be covered in December conference

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“What to do in Winter” will be held Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland.

Ohio Farm Bureau to host Grow and Know Day at Lake Metroparks Farmpark

Published Oct. 13, 2010

Learn how to make your own cheese, yogurt and other dairy products from scratch, and how to identify and obtain different meat cuts, at Ohio Farm Bureau’s Grow and Know day at Lake Metroparks Farmpark.

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Cast your vote for the winning video by Oct. 28, 2010

Eight finalists seeking online votes in “Because I Care” video contest

Published Oct. 11, 2010

Eight finalists are competing for the most online votes to win $1,000 in the “Because I Care” video contest, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Center for Food and Animal Issues.

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Town Hall Ohio recap: Trade is important to Ohio

Published Oct. 6, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s weekly Town Hall Ohio radio program recently focused on trade, why it’s often portrayed negatively in political ads, and what Ohioans need to know. Joe Cornely hosts this video recap.

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The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board voted on the state's first-ever livestock care standards.

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Passes Vote on Euthanasia Standards

Published Oct. 6, 2010

Proposed euthanasia rules will be filed with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) to begin the rule making process.

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OFBF Opinion: Stop Factory Musicians!

Published Sep. 28, 2010

The annual Farm Aid concert tells us corporate agriculture drives small farmers from the land, ruins food & harms the environment. Ohio Farm Bureau communicator & music fan Joe Cornely, with tongue firmly in cheek, applies the same criticisms to to the music industry.

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News Briefs - Paying the Price for inaction

Published Sep. 24, 2010

U.S. agriculture is paying the price for inaction on Mexican Trucks. | American Farm Bureau supports Microbusiness Credit Act

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THE MESSAGE BOARD - Agriculture Grants Available

Published Sep. 24, 2010

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is offering a new series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for 2010.

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In the Mercy for Animals video, Bob Barker delivered the less than earth-shattering news that vegans don't like veal.

How an animal rights group invented a scandal and the media’s response

Published Sep. 24, 2010

Claims made by Mercy for Animals at a recent press conference drew challenges from journalists.

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Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe to speak at AFBF annual meeting

Published Sep. 24, 2010

Mike Rowe, the creator and executive producer of Discovery Channel’s series "Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe," will deliver the keynote address at American Farm Bureau Federation’s 92nd annual meeting on Jan. 10, in Atlanta.

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Young professionals advance in OFBF contests

Published Sep. 24, 2010

Several young agricultural professionals recently earned recognition through their success in Farm Bureau competitions.

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Animals for Life Foundation awards grants

Published Sep. 24, 2010

The Animals for Life Foundation recently awarded its first set of grants to develop and implement the Foundation’s mission, vision and goals.

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Members of the Answer Council of Jackson County tour the large animal hospital at Ohio State University.

Advisory Council takes trip

Published Sep. 24, 2010

The Answer Council of Jackson County decided to use a daytime trip to Ohio State University to learn more about animal health and meat safety issues.

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More vehicles will fall under PUCO regulation

Published Sep. 24, 2010

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.

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Trade crucial to Ohio economy

Published Sep. 24, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau continues to share the message that job growth and a strengthened economy would result from expanding Ohio’s position in international trade.

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Who do you want telling your story?

Published Sep. 24, 2010

More Ohio farmers finding social media fruitful in engaging a non-farming public.

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A lot to consider

Published Sep. 24, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau's Policy Development Committee holds first meeting.

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The Ohio Egg Quality Assurance program includes several measures to prevent and detect incidences of salmonella.

From farm to plate, how to manage salmonella risk

Published Sep. 24, 2010

Experts discuss recent food safety issues.

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Ohio Farm Bureau works to implement policy on water quality regulations

Published Sep. 24, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau recently outlined its policies on water quality and nutrient management in a letter to the Department of Natural Resources as the agency considers new rules that impact farmers.

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Proposed climate legislation fell short

Published Sep. 24, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau opposed climate change legislation that had come before Congress because it failed to meet several key principles.

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Fisher: Ohio's export dependence is unquestionable

Published Sep. 22, 2010

In a letter to editors of Ohio's major newspapers, Ohio Farm Bureau's executive vice president stresses the importance of trade and how it relates to this autumn's election.

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OFBF President Brent Porteus, left, congratulates Rob Portman.

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation announces support for Rob Portman

Published Sep. 17, 2010

"Rob Portman has been a strong friend to Ohio's farmers, and we're proud to support him as Ohio's next U.S. Senator," said Brent Porteus, president of Ohio Farm Bureau.

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OFB Foundation offering Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for 2010-2011

Published Sep. 14, 2010

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is offering a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for the 2010-11 program year. The $1,000 - $3,000 grants support programs and projects focusing on agricultural education, environmental and/or economic development.

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Animals For Life Foundation Awards First Set of Grants

Published Sep. 14, 2010

The Animals for Life Foundation, which was created earlier this year, recently awarded its first set of grants.

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THE MESSAGE BOARD

Published Sep. 10, 2010

For almost six years Farm Bureau member Elaine Irwin had been fighting a plan to run a storm-water drainage pipe across her horse farm in northeastern Ohio.

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Time to start thinking about 2012 Farm Bill

Published Sep. 10, 2010

At a Congressional hearing in July, American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman said the 2012 Farm Bill must continue to provide a dependable safety net while also being fiscally responsible.

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Rather than immediately pursue a ballot initiative, HSUS President Wayne Pacelle (right) said he wants the livestock boa

HSUS offers testimony to livestock board

Published Sep. 10, 2010

Ohio is serious about the care and treatment of its livestock, and the voter-approved Livestock Care Standards Board is the authority on the issue in the state.

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Nationwide News: ROPS and rollovers, lifesavers and life-takers

Published Sep. 9, 2010

Tractor rollover accidents are among the most frequent causes of farm fatalities. Rollovers also result in serious injuries that leave farmers disabled and many farm families in dire straits.

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Join or renew your membership in Farm Bureau during the Review and receive this free T-shirt.

Visit OFBF at the Farm Science Review

Published Sep. 9, 2010

Visitors to the Farm Science Review who join Farm Bureau or renew their membership will receive a free “I am Farm Bureau” T-shirt.

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License plates issued for all-purpose vehicles

Published Sep. 9, 2010

Rules designed to curb trespassing, provide public trails.

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Concerns continues over estate tax increase

Published Sep. 9, 2010

Unless Congress acts this year, the federal estate tax, commonly called the “death tax,” is scheduled to increase to 55 percent with a $1 million exemption at the beginning of 2011.

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Ohio faces difficult choices as it seeks to balance budget

Published Sep. 9, 2010

Ohio's constitution requires the state to pass a balanced budget. To do that, lawmakers are going to have to fill an $8.4 billion hole in the next fiscal cycle.

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OFBF's policy to better control deer damage helped lead to the hunter access program, which is expanding.

Program to connect hunters and farmers is growing

Published Sep. 9, 2010

A pilot program created by Ohio Farm Bureau, the Division of Wildlife and hunting groups to address deer damage and give hunters access to land is being expanded.

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Members of AgriPOWER Class Three

AgriPOWER Institute developing new leaders

Published Sep. 9, 2010

Since 2008, Ohio Farm Bureau's AgriPOWER Institute training program has been developing future advocates for agriculture.

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Jerry Lahmers shared that the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is making good progress. Lahmers, a farmer and veterin

Farmers team up to take action

Published Sep. 9, 2010

More than 400 Ohio Farm Bureau members met in Columbus last month, for the annual Leadership Conference, where President Brent Porteus stressed that the organization relies on their involvement.

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Members continue to pull in discounts

Published Sep. 8, 2010

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.

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