For almost six years Farm Bureau member Elaine Irwin has been fighting a plan to run a storm-water drainage pipe across her horse farm in northeastern Ohio.
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- Ohio Farm Bureau to make $1 million investment in water quality action plan
- Farmers can now enroll in new dairy Margin Protection Program
- House passes bill against EPA’s proposed water rule change
- OFBF Young Ag Professionals and AgriPOWER trip to D.C.
- OFBF continues to focus on water issues
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency announced that farm payments, which had been temporarily suspended due to sequestration, resumed May 8.
OFBF's AgriPOWER Institute explored emerging areas of research during three days of leadership training at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).
Ohio Farm Bureau's Darrell Rubel provides his thoughts on a unique and engaging conversation about food hosted by Ohio State University's Collegiate Young Farmers.
Participants will explore the food system from the “farm to the table” while considering various aspects of animal health and welfare, food safety, food protection and security, and public health.
A growing body of evidence suggests that Americans who do not farm or ranch really don’t give a rip that America’s farmers and ranchers are striving to feed the world.
Farmer input is needed on a recently announced approach to tax reform in the U.S. Senate, and Farm Bureau members have been asked to contact their representatives and senators to voice opinions about what should and shouldn't be part of a rewritten tax code.
When farmers learned that Oprah Winfrey was doing a show promoting a vegan lifestyle there was more than a little concern. But to the surprise of much of the agricultural community, the show may actually have done farmers a favor.
Local leaders make trip as federal issues mount
Farmers and ranchers are headed to Los Angeles – the entertainment capital of the world – for the second Food Dialogues event, June 20-21. Four separate discussions – held over two days – will bring together entertainment movers and shakers, chefs, academics, large restaurant operators, journalists, local leaders, farmers and ranchers for an in-depth conversation about food. Ohio Farm Bureau member Kristin Reese will serve as a panelist at one of the four discussions.
Ohio Farm Bureau leaders have taken in active role in helping to shape the state's future.
Participants in OFBF's AgriPOWER Institute delve into a broad spectrum of information during a trip to Washington, D.C.
Farmers have until Nov. 28 to enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program for 2014 and 2015. Established by the 2014 Farm Bill, the program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer. The program replaces the Milk Income Loss Contract program and gives dairy producers the flexibility to select coverage levels best suited for their operations.
Jay Lehr kicked off Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s 91st annual meeting with a challenge to the farmers in attendance.
Ohio farmers discussed consumer trust, animal care, regulations and more at the 2011 Ohio Livestock Coalition Annual Meeting in April. Here's a recap of the conversations and presentations.
Many farmers are finding social media to be a key tool in educating consumers and combating animal rights activists.
Talks with EPA yield positive results.
Social media has benefited agriculture in many ways, according to Ohio Farm Bureau Communications Specialist Dan Toland.
Winning consumer trust is ultimately more important than defeating the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), according to a food industry expert who recently spoke at OFBF’s Trends and Issues Conference.
Five farm families were honored for their long-standing dedication to natural resource conservation during ceremonies at the Farm Science Review.
Ohio farmers are invited to learn more about animal welfare, consumer concerns and building trust in agriculture during the Ohio Livestock Coalition's industry symposium and annual meeting Sept. 6.
With a long awaited farm bill signed into law, it’s now time to start putting the programs to work. Yvonne Lesicko, Ohio Farm Bureau’s senior director of state and national policy, noted the legislation is significantly different than past bills.
For more than a dozen years, the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks’ Ohio Agricultural Clearance Program (OACP) has been the perfect partnership between farmers and food banks.
Ohio farmers met face to face with their lawmakers during Farm Bureau's Ag Day at the Capitol.
Farmers recognized for 2011 accomplishments at American Farm Bureau's annual meeting in Hawaii, urged to create more across the U.S. in 2012.