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Farmers become advocates

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Participants in OFBF's AgriPOWER Institute delve into a broad spectrum of information during a trip to Washington, D.C.

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Farmers can now enroll in new dairy Margin Protection Program

Published Sep. 10, 2014

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.

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Farmers can now enroll in new Dairy Margin Protection Program

Published Oct. 13, 2014

Farmers have until Nov. 28 to enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program for 2014 and 2015.

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Farmers challenged to take on their critics

Published Dec. 17, 2009

Jay Lehr kicked off Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s 91st annual meeting with a challenge to the farmers in attendance.

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Farmers consider consumer trust, animal care, regulations at OLC annual meeting

Published Apr. 21, 2011

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.

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Farmers encouraged to use social networking sites

Published May. 14, 2009

Many farmers are finding social media to be a key tool in educating consumers and combating animal rights activists.

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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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OFBF Communications Specialist Dan Toland shares the impact of social media on agriculture.

Farmers feeding off impact of social media

Published Dec. 17, 2010

Social media has benefited agriculture in many ways, according to Ohio Farm Bureau Communications Specialist Dan Toland.

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Paul Morrison of Darke County shares his thoughts with fellow farmers during a Farm Bureau Advisory Team meeting.

Farmers hear about consumer, climate issues

Published Apr. 19, 2010

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.

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From left, Don Smith, Larry and Betsy Moore, Barbara Sinn, Kathy and Steve Frankenburg (front) and Michel family (back).

Farmers honored for conservation efforts

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Five farm families were honored for their long-standing dedication to natural resource conservation during ceremonies at the Farm Science Review.

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Farmers invited to build trust at 16th annual Ohio Livestock Coalition meeting

Published Aug. 6, 2013

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.

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Farmers may have grain in the bin before farm bill details are out

Published Apr. 15, 2014

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.

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The downturn in the economy has led to a spike in demand from food banks of more than 68 percent.

Farmers meet needs of hungry through Ohio Agricultural Clearance program

Published May. 25, 2011

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.

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Rep. Jim Zehringer, center, talks with Farm Bureau members from his district. Photo by Seth Teter

Farmers meet with state lawmakers

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Ohio farmers met face to face with their lawmakers during Farm Bureau's Ag Day at the Capitol.

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Medina County Farm Bureau shows off their County Activity of Excellence Award Display at the annual meeting.

Farmers Navigating Waves of Change at Annual Meeting

Published Jan. 9, 2012

Farmers recognized for 2011 accomplishments at American Farm Bureau's annual meeting in Hawaii, urged to create more across the U.S. in 2012.

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Farmers of Ohio Unite

Published Sep. 24, 2009

“Now is the time for all farmers, regardless of what they produce, to come together in a unified effort to protect Ohio agriculture,”

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Knipp, 2nd from left, with other farmers speaking to Congressman Bob Latta about immigration reform.

Farmers rally in D.C. for immigration reform

Published Oct. 31, 2013

Daryl Knipp, a produce farmer and an Ohio Farm Bureau trustee, joined nearly 60 other farmers and agricultural leaders from 14 states in Washington, D.C. this week to advocate for immigration reform. Here are a few clips from Knipp about the fly-in and immigration reform.

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Click the video to watch clips from the rally and hear why farmers are supporting a repeal.

Farmers rally to repeal Ohio estate tax

Published Feb. 16, 2011

Hundreds of farmers & other Ohioans rally at Ohio Statehouse to repeal estate tax.

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Farmers say ‘no’ to Clean Water Act expansion

Published Oct. 9, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau is helping hundreds of Ohio farmers express their concerns to the U.S. EPA on a guidance document that would expand the agency’s interpretation of the Clean Water Act.

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Farm Bureau members gathered to discuss and vote on the organization's policies.

Farmers set national policy on agricultural issues for 2011

Published Feb. 24, 2011

Delegates at American Farm Bureau Federation’s 92nd Annual Meeting voted to maintain a strong farm income safety net, address dairy price volatility and urge greater oversight of regulatory actions by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Farmers share why membership matters

Published Feb. 24, 2011

Thanks to the farmers on our Facebook page who shared the reasons that they would encourage other farmers to join Farm Bureau. You can join in the conversation at www.facebook.com/ohiofarmbureau.

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David Lierer Sr. looks back as his son David Lierer Jr. (l) and and Bryan Crosier (r) repair a trencher.

Farmers show daily life, hard work in online diary

Published Jan. 19, 2011

“Monday: All this snow is pretty but I could do without it. It makes life on a farm more work.” That’s a post on the Farmer’s Diary blog from Butler County Farm Bureau member and dairy farmer Rosemary Beeler, as she tells about her day on the farm.

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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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South Dakota rancher Troy Hadrick's YouTube protest helped fuel outcry against Yellow Tail for its donation to HSUS.

Farmers sway companies to end HSUS sponsorship

Published Mar. 26, 2010

In February, fifth-generation South Dakota rancher Troy Hadrick discovered Yellow Tail Wine was donating $100,000 to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

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Kristin Reese, second from left, was among the farmers, chefs and media, who gathered to discuss food and farming.

Farmers take on Tinsel Town

Published Jul. 19, 2012

The two-day event brought a handful of farmers to Beverly Hills to discuss perceptions and realities of food and farming. It included entertainment movers and shakers, chefs, academics, large restaurant operators, journalists and more.

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