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HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle provided public comments during a recent meeting of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

HSUS recognizes authority of Livestock Care Board

Published Aug. 25, 2010

Ohio is serious about the care and treatment of its livestock, and the Livestock Care Standards Board is the authority on the issue in the state. That’s part of the message Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society of the United States delivered to the board Tuesday.

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The 20 Ohioans in AgriPOWER's third class.

Ohio Farm Bureau Kicks-off Third AgriPOWER Institute

Published Aug. 18, 2010

Twenty Ohioans interested in becoming future leaders and advocates for Ohio agriculture have been selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in its 2010-2011 AgriPOWER institute.

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Action: Spokesperson Training

Published Aug. 12, 2010

Dwight Beougher, a Franklin County Farm Bureau member, delivers a speech in front of a television camera as part of a recent spokesperson training program held by Ohio Farm Bureau’s Center for Food and Animal Issues.

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Langes named outstanding tree farmers

Published Aug. 12, 2010

Earlier this year, Fulton County Farm Bureau members Donna and Walt Lange were recognized as Ohio Tree Farmers of the Year.

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Cuyahoga Horse Owners Reach Out

Published Aug. 12, 2010

The Cuyahoga County Equine Advisory Committee is comprised of individuals who come from various backgrounds, but who all share a love of horses. The committee is fervent in sharing its passion with others.

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A Learning Experience

Published Aug. 12, 2010

A young visitor to Ohio Farm Bureau's Land and Living exhibit at the Ohio State Fair gets a hand planting a flower. The display was one of many opportunities for visitors to learn about Ohio agriculture.

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Farms that provide agritourism opportunities can face unique legal risks that can be managed through liability insurance

Nationwide News: Inviting the public onto your farm can increase liability

Published Aug. 12, 2010

There are lots of ways to attract visitors and extra income to farms in the autumn. However, it’s also important for farmers to understand the increased liability that comes with inviting the public onto their premises.

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David Rule

On Your Behalf

Published Aug. 12, 2010

Through your support, here are some of the day-to-day activities Farm Bureau staff engage in to promote agriculture and strengthen rural Ohio.

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Jayne Wallace

May We Introduce......

Published Aug. 12, 2010

Jayne Wallace, Harrison County

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You posted, we listened. Others will too

Published Aug. 12, 2010

In the summer of 2008, Ohio Farm Bureau staff considered what needed to be included in a redesign of an OFBF.org website that, in terms of Internet standards, was stuck in 1998. Sitting atop that list was the voice of the Ohio Farm Bureau member.

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Work for farmers continues on many fronts

Published Aug. 12, 2010

Livestock care issues have been receiving a lot of attention in Ohio recently. But OFBF has continued to represent its members on a host of other issues.

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If others put agreements in place before the U.S., farmers could lose opportunities to export.

Stalled trade deals could lead to loss of market share

Published Aug. 12, 2010

After years of being a leader in world trade negotiations, the United States is now sitting on the sidelines.

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Get your cameras rolling for a chance at $1,000!

Because I Care

Published Aug. 12, 2010

What could you or your organization do with an extra $1,000? That's what's up for grabs in the “Because I Care” video contest, coordinated by OFBF’s Center for Food and Animal Issues.

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THE MESSAGE BOARD

Published Aug. 12, 2010

The gubernatorial election, Rising CAUV values, In their words, and Save the Date for Farm Science Review.

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Mike Townsley (in red), of Bob Evans is seated next to OFBF's Steve Hirsch at the 2010 Sale of Champions.

Bob Evans, OFBF invest in youth with hog purchase

Published Aug. 12, 2010

Bob Evans Farms returns to Sale of Champions.

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Debbie and Brent Porteus

Remembering Debbie Porteus

Published Aug. 12, 2010

The Farm Bureau family expresses its condolences to the family of Debbie Porteus, wife of OFBF President Brent Porteus, who lost her valiant battle with cancer Aug. 9.

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Livestock Care Board members discussed the agreement to keep animal care issue of the ballot at a recent meeting

Agreement doesn't get rubber stamp from livestock board

Published Aug. 12, 2010

Members of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board welcomed a recent agreement to keep animal care issues off of the fall ballot but said it is just one of the factors it will consider.

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Lake Effect

Published Aug. 12, 2010

Farmers taking action to help long-troubled Grand Lake St. Marys.

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Mike Townsley, right, of Bob Evans Farms and OFBF First Vice President Steve Hirsch are welcomed by Dr. Bobby Moser.

Bob Evans Farms, OFBF invest in youth programs at Sale of Champions

Published Aug. 9, 2010

Bob Evans Farms, in partnership with Ohio Farm Bureau, purchased this year’s reserve grand champion market barrow at the Ohio State Fair, which will help support youth involvement in agriculture.

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Gov. Strickland posed for a fun shot at the State Fair on Wednesday. Click photo for a video interview.

'Land and Living' celebrating 10 years at State Fair

Published Jul. 28, 2010

Governor's visit highlights opening day of Ohio State Fair.

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Questions and Answers about the Ohio Ag Agreement

Published Jul. 21, 2010

A listing of OFBF.org links to posts regarding the agreement reached between Ohio agriculture groups, Gov. Ted Strickland and the Humane Society of the United States.

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Click the video above to learn more about how to win

Ohio’s Farmers Offer “Free Breakfast for a Year”

Published Jul. 19, 2010

Ohio farmers and Ohio-based Bob Evans Farms are teaming up to provide two Ohio families with “Free Breakfast for a Year.”

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County annual meetings are an important step in Ohio Farm Bureau's policy process. Click video to learn more.

County Farm Bureaus to vote on policies

Published Jul. 16, 2010

During county Farm Bureau annual meetings, local farmers gather to take action on the issues facing their communities.

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Find them online

Published Jul. 16, 2010

New online sites make it easy for visitors to find topics of interest dealing with livestock and other Farm Bureau issues.

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Greg and Rose Harstchuh received the most online votes.

Crawford County Farm Couple wins 'I am Farm Bureau' contest

Published Jul. 16, 2010

Rose and Greg Hartschuh of Crawford County have been selected as winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s ‘I Am Farm Bureau’ contest.

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OFB Foundation honors Baker, Erven

Published Jul. 16, 2010

Dr. David Baker, professor emeritus in environmental studies at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, and Dr. Bernie Erven, professor emeritus in agricultural communications at Ohio State University in Columbus, were honored during the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation’s 2010 Golf Invitational.

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Nationwide News: Financial strength rating shows Nationwide makes the grade

Published Jul. 16, 2010

That “B” average may have served you well in school. But when it comes to choosing your insurer, it’s better to go for an A+.

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Enter the Because I Care contest for a chance to win $1,000!

Video contest shows that farmers care

Published Jul. 16, 2010

Want to see more positive videos about animal agriculture? You can help do something about it, and win up to $1,000 in the process!

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Small meat processors could face tens of thousands of dollars in new costs

Published Jul. 16, 2010

Farm Bureau outlines concerns with the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

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Climb the giant corn wall at the Ohio State Fair.

Meet Farm Bureau at the Ohio State Fair

Published Jul. 16, 2010

Visit Ohio Farm Bureau this year at the Ohio State Fair, at the "Land and Living" exhibit.

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OFBF members consider policies to deal with budget gap

Published Jul. 15, 2010

This spring, the OFBF Board of Trustees authorized the creation of a State of Ohio Budget Task Force.

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Conklin cleared of animal abuse

Published Jul. 15, 2010

After viewing an unedited video of a dairy farmer caught up in an animal cruelty case, a Union County Grand Jury has cleared Gary Conklin of wrongdoing.

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Bob Scott sits in his truck above the Little Darby Creek, which flows through his Union County Farm.

Farmers engage on water issues

Published Jul. 15, 2010

Talks with EPA yield positive results.

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Our Take: The Agreement

Published Jul. 15, 2010

Integrity of the Livestock Care Standards Board was worth protecting.

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Fisher

Fisher answers frequently asked questions about the Ohio Ag Agreement

Published Jul. 15, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jack Fisher answered more questions about the Ohio Agriculture deal with HSUS in an exclusive conversation with Ohio's Country Journal.

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Ohio veterinarians, farmers, consumer advocates, food safety experts and others will set the state's animal care policy

The Agreement

Published Jul. 14, 2010

Animal care decisions off the ballot, in the hands of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. A feature story in the July 15, 2010 Buckeye Farm News.

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Climb the corn wall at the Land and Living exhibit

Farm Bureau offers agriculture experience at the Ohio State Fair

Published Jul. 7, 2010

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.

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Jack Fisher details the Ohio agriculture agreement

Published Jul. 1, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau's Executive Vice President answers questions about Wednesday's agreement between Ohio farm organizations and the Humane Society of the United States.

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Agreement Validates Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

Published Jun. 30, 2010

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its support for the agreement announced today between the Ohioans for Livestock Care coalition and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

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The Hartschuhs spend a lot of time together in the tractor.

Crawford County Farm Couple wins “I am Farm Bureau” contest

Published Jun. 29, 2010

Rose and Greg Hartschuh of Crawford County have been selected as winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s I Am Farm Bureau contest. The grain and dairy farming couple won the contest by receiving the most online votes among five finalists on the I am Farm Bureau contest website.

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Animals For Life Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications

Published Jun. 21, 2010

The Animals for Life Foundation, which was created last year to increase public acceptance and understanding of human-animal interdependency, has just made available its first-ever Request for Proposals (RFPs).

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Boggs

The Facts About Egg Safety in Ohio

Published Jun. 21, 2010

A guest editorial by Robert Boggs, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture

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The benefits of local food production and the need to feed the world

Published Jun. 11, 2010

A report released this spring detailed the benefits of having a thriving local food system, saying it can help boost an area’s economy and make it less reliant on outside food sources. On the other hand, some say that placing too much emphasis on local food systems and not large scale food production can hurt efforts to feed the world.

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Nationwide News: Don’t forget your retirement

Published Jun. 11, 2010

While the economic crisis may still linger, there is good news: Consumers are spending less and reducing their debt. Smart moves, especially now. This recession has demonstrated the value of a healthy household balance sheet.

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Thomas, Petzel

May We Introduce

Published Jun. 11, 2010

Bill Thomas, Pat Petzel

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Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau President Jerry Lahmers, Sheriff Walt Wilson

County rewards $2,500

Published Jun. 11, 2010

The Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau recently presented a $2,500 reward check to a county resident for his help in capturing a person who stole a vehicle belonging to Shook Auto Inc. of New Philadelphia.

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Third graders win a free trip to dairy farm

Published Jun. 11, 2010

The Ohio Livestock Coalition has announced the winner of a statewide essay contest for third graders in response to the question “How do Ohio farmers make sure we have good, safe food to eat?”

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AFBF creates online resource for rural community building

Published Jun. 11, 2010

A new blog created by American Farm Bureau Federation provides a forum for county and state Farm Bureaus to share resources, ideas and information on improving the quality of life in rural communities.

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The Hocking County Farm Bureau helped start the Hocking Hills Farmers Market in Logan.

County Farm Bureaus help launch farmers markets

Published Jun. 10, 2010

The goal of a partnership between farmers and consumers became a reality for the Hocking County Farm Bureau.

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Coalition kicks off campaign in response to D.C. lobbyists

Published Jun. 10, 2010

As the nation’s largest animal rights organization gathers signatures to place constitutional restrictions on livestock farming in Ohio, farmers are organizing in response.

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