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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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OFBF working on helping members deal with the Affordable Care Act

Published Dec. 19, 2013

With the introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, OFBF has been studying the intricacies of the act and how it affects the entire health care industry. In the works is a health benefits plan to help Ohio Farm Bureau members deal with ACA issues

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OFBF works to strengthen propane proposals

Published Oct. 13, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau worked with lawmakers to make two bills stronger that aim to prevent and respond to future propane shortages.

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OFBF Young Ag Professionals and AgriPOWER trip to D.C.

Published Sep. 8, 2014

Members of Ohio Farm Bureau's Young Ag Professionals and AgriPOWER programs are are traveling to Washington, D.C. Sept. 10-12. Check here for the latest updates from those on the trip while on the ground on Capitol Hill.

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OFBF's 'Town Hall Ohio' hosts discussion on economy

Published Aug. 16, 2012

Trying to get an idea of where the economy is headed? Two economics experts on Ohio Farm Bureau's radio show 'Town Hall Ohio' recently shared what financial indicators they look at and talked about the state of the economy in Ohio and across the country.

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Jack Fisher, OFBF executive vice president

OFBF's new Center for Food and Animal Issues

Published Jun. 12, 2009

An early look at Jack Fisher's editorial in the July/August Issue of Our Ohio magazine.

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OFBF, Bob Evans to host all-day seminar for members

Published May. 14, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau and Bob Evans are teaming up to present a how-to seminar for gardeners, food enthusiasts, property owners and animal lovers.

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Roehm and Utter reviewing the President's Manual.

OFBF, County Farm Bureau presidents working toward success

Published Jul. 5, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation works with new county Farm Bureau presidents every year to provide them with the skills needed to succeed at leading their organization.

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OFBF, Velvet partner to find new ice cream flavor

Published May. 17, 2010

A few scoops of ice cream have always been a great way to cool off on a hot summer day. This summer, Ohioans have the opportunity to help develop a flavor of ice cream that they’ll be able to enjoy year-round in the Ohio Farm Bureau and Velvet Ice Cream flavor contest.

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OFBF’s best programs

Published Jan. 15, 2009

President’s Award winners describe their successes, share award application tips

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Steve Hirsch, second from left, told U.S. House lawmakers that efforts to address food safety should be practical.

OFBF’s Hirsch testifies on Capitol Hill

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) First Vice President Steve Hirsch believes that a single, one-size-fits-all national food safety system simply won’t work in the United States. He made that point last month while testifying before a U.S. House Ag subcommittee.

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Office offers services when farms need migrant workers

Published Feb. 4, 2010

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has a wealth of information and services for ag employers who hire migrant workers.

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Ohio agencies launch Ohio Clean Lakes Initiative

Published Jul. 19, 2012

Three state agencies have jointly launched the Ohio Clean Lakes Initiative, a program geared to improve water quality and reduce harmful algal blooms across Ohio, with emphasis in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. As part of a joint press conference between the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the directors of each spoke about the initiative.

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Lester Lynd

Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame announces 2011 inductees

Published Jun. 23, 2011

The Ohio Ag Council will induct the late Edwin J. Carey of Marion, Lester Lynd of Pataskala, Dr. Thomas B. Turner of Somerset and Fred Yoder of Plain City into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame.

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Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame Inductees announced

Published May. 21, 2013

Four Ohioans who have committed their lives to working in, promoting and advocating for Ohio’s farm and agribusiness community will be honored Aug. 2 by the Ohio Agricultural Council, when they are inducted into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame.

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ODA Director Daniels presenting Bluegrass Farms and Feed the World with commendations at Ohio Agriculture Day

Ohio Agriculture Day focuses on state’s role in global agriculture

Published Mar. 15, 2012

Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Daniels and other agriculture leaders celebrated Ohio Agriculture Day Thursday with visits to three Ohio agribusinesses: Blue Grass Farms, Central Ohio Logistics Center, and Feed the World, LLC. All three play a large role in Ohio’s global agriculture reach.

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Cordray on Town Hall Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Cordray to appear on Town Hall Ohio

Published Aug. 20, 2009

State Attorney General Richard Cordray is this week’s featured guest on Town Hall Ohio. Elected Ohio Attorney General in November 2008, Cordray previously served as Ohio Treasurer of State, Franklin County Treasurer, State Representative, and as Ohio’s first Solicitor General.

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Ohio boasts best logger

Published May. 14, 2009

Redoutey Logging, Scioto County, recently accepted the 2009 National Outstanding Logger of the Year award.

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Ohio BWC extends group rating program filing date

Published Feb. 26, 2009

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is extending the filing date for group rating programs. As a result, OFBF members may submit AC-3 authorizations for group rating programs until April 1.

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Ohio Congressional delegation involved in Farm Bill progress

Published May. 16, 2013

The Senate Agriculture Committee and the House Committee on Agriculture have both marked up and reported out Farm Bills this week. Both bills passed respective committees. It is anticipated that the Senate bill will have floor consideration by the full Senate next week. The House has not yet scheduled the bill for a floor vote but the ultimate deadline is September 30 when the current 9-month extension of the 2008 Farm Bill expires.

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Ohio considering farm nutrient bill

Published Oct. 15, 2013

Farm Bureau weighing in, providing educational resources to members.

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A quick-thinking Farm Bureua member in Cuyahoga County helped these two dairy calves.

Ohio County Farm Bureau Round-Up

Published Nov. 4, 2010

A look at recent news and upcoming events with local Farm Bureaus throughout Ohio.

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Ohio Department of Agriculture launches 'Ag is Cool' state fair contest

Published Jun. 23, 2011

In addition to an educational program that will showcase Ohio agriculture for fourth-graders, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is launching an 'Ag is Cool!' multimedia contest.

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Ohio Environmental Education Fund offers grants

Published Apr. 17, 2012

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging Ohio agriculture organizations with environmental education projects to apply for grants from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund.

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Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally, left, joins Ohio Farm Bureau's Jack Fisher on a recent edition of Town Hall Ohio.

Ohio EPA director calls for improving the agency’s permitting process

Published Jul. 20, 2011

The head of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is determined to improve the permitting process at the agency, which has more than 1,300 rules.

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Ohio EPA office helps businesses comply with regulation

Published Mar. 23, 2011

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has created an office to help businesses comply with regulations and identify pollution prevention opportunities that can save money, increase efficiency and benefit the environment.

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Ohio experts discuss drought

Published Jul. 12, 2012

This weekend, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Town Hall Ohio radio show will feature several experts who will discuss drought preparedness.

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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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Ohio Farm and Country wins Telly Award

Published Jun. 24, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau's “Ohio Farm and Country,” television show, airing weekly on ONN-TV, has been awarded a coveted national Telly Award for agricultural issues-based television programming. The show is produced in conjunction with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and presented by Nationwide Insurance.

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Ohio Farm Bureau' s blogging workshop provided a chance for members to share information with each other.

Ohio farm bloggers meet offline to improve online relationships

Published Jul. 19, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s first-ever Farm Blogging Workshop, held in June, is helping Ohio farmers be part of a growing online conversation about food and farming.

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Ohio Farm Bureau 2010 Year in Review: Looking Back

Published Dec. 15, 2010

2010 brought new challenges and new opportunities.

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Ohio Farm Bureau advisory team will consider the future of Ohio State University

Published Jun. 10, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau also looking for member input.

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Gov. John Kasich

Ohio Farm Bureau AGGPAC names Kasich ‘Friend of Agriculture’

Published Aug. 21, 2014

Gov. John Kasich has been named a “Friend of Agriculture” by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Agriculture for Good Government Political Action Committee (AGGPAC).

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Ohio Farm Bureau and Bob Evans Recipe Contest Winners to be Announced

Published Aug. 5, 2009

Eight finalists named in competition to receive free Bob Evans grocery products for a year.

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Ohio Farm Bureau applauds passage of legislation to support livestock care

Published Mar. 25, 2010

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) thanks Ohio lawmakers for their unanimous support of legislation that will allow the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board to move forward.

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Ohio Farm Bureau appoints two seniors to Ohio State Junior Fair Board

Published Apr. 12, 2012

Two Ohio Farm Bureau youths have been selected to be on the Junior Fair Board of the Ohio State Fair.

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Campbell, Dorman, White, Bumgarner (seated)

Ohio Farm Bureau assembles team for new Center for Food and Animal Issues

Published Jul. 28, 2009

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) recently-created Center for Food and Animal Issues has assembled its team of professionals that will facilitate discussion over society’s relationship to animals.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Board supports Issue 3, neutral on Issue 1

Published Sep. 20, 2011

At issue: Should the state seek to exempt Ohioans from a federal requirement to purchase health care? Should the age limit for judges be raised from 70 to 75?

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More than 300 delegates from all Ohio counties debated and approved policies for the organization in 2012.

Ohio Farm Bureau celebrates counties, leaders, lifetime achievements

Published Dec. 2, 2011

Recap of achievements and awards from Ohio Farm Bureau's 93rd annual meeting Nov. 30 - Dec.2 in Columbus.

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Attendees of the Ohio Senate lunch enjoyed Ohio products from dairy to poulty and from lamb to pork.

Ohio Farm Bureau continues engagement in political events

Published Jan. 8, 2013

The first full week of the new year was a busy one for Ohio Farm Bureau, with its involvement in several political events and the appointment of several of Ohio’s elected officials to U.S. House and Senate agriculture committees.

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Ohio Farm Bureau counting on conversation in 2013

Published Feb. 19, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau is launching a pilot program this year to quantify the conversations its members have about building trust in food, farming and agriculture. “Project 155” will kick off in conjunction with “Conversation with EASE” training sessions this winter at various county Farm Bureau meetings.

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Delegates from county Farm Bureaus discussed, debated and voted on OFBF's policies for 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau delegates set policy for 2010

Published Dec. 7, 2009

Priorities include climate change, wildlife damage, Extension funding and challenges to dairy farmers.

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Brent Porteus was elected to serve his second one-year term as president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

Ohio Farm Bureau elects 2010 leadership

Published Dec. 9, 2009

President Porteus re-elected, three new members join board of trustees

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OFBF President Steve Hirsch

Ohio Farm Bureau elects new leaders

Published Apr. 20, 2011

Steve Hirsch has been elected president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation; Sparky Weilnau has been elected first vice president; Tim Willams elected to the executive committee.

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Ohio Farm Bureau endorses State Issue 1

Published Feb. 26, 2010

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its support for State Issue 1, which will renew Ohio's highly successful Third Frontier program.

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The Ohio River Basin credit trading project is one of several voluntary efforts across Ohio.

Ohio Farm Bureau explores water quality partnerships

Published Sep. 20, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is working with the agriculture community in Ohio to get a water quality program started in the Ohio River Basin, which extends from New York to Tennessee.

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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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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation announces scholarship recipients

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholar Award,
Darwin Bryan Scholarship Program, Women’s Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship Program

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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awards grants to local groups

Published Jan. 21, 2010

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has awarded a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for the 2010 program year.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awards scholarships for 2010-11

Published May. 19, 2010

Ten students receive $1,000

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