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Call goes out for immediate estate tax reform; GREEN Jobs Act gets AFBF support; EPA blog post causes concern
Earlier this year, a Los Angeles Times columnist tried to navigate a “long-overdue” national discussion about food and farming.
Working with Hunters; Their Words; Save the Date; A Matter of Fact?
Representatives of the American Humane Association, which is supporting the efforts of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, recently addressed a record crowd of more than 200 individuals at the Ohio Livestock Coalition annual meeting.
“A very historic occasion,” is how Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs described the first official meeting of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.
During the last Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) county presidents trip to Washington D.C., farmers sat down with members of Congress and explained why a federal proposal on leafy greens would not work in Ohio. Not only did the lawmakers listen but they took action.
Learn how to grow and preserve food from your own backyard or patio and how to go green at Ohio Farm Bureau’s daylong Grow and Know seminar at Franklin Park Conservatory.
Modern livestock agriculture and its adversaries are highlighted on this week’s episode of Town Hall Ohio.
Nominations for the Excellence in Crop Advising Award are now being accepted by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) and the Ohio Certified Crop Advising Program.
Conferences to help Ohio teens develop quality leadership, teamwork and communications skills.
Opportunities across the state in May for the public to provide input on how and what factors should be considered in creating livestock care standards.
“A very historic occasion,” is how Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director Robert Boggs described Tuesday’s first official meeting of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) and the National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) are teaming up in a new partnership that includes discounts and promotions for OFBF members.
Issues 1 and 2 in the May 4 Primary Election are the featured topics on this week's episode of Town Hall Ohio.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is seeking applicants for its third AgriPOWER Institute.
Farm Bureau members honored by Ohio's First Lady and Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named Chad Endsley as director of agricultural law.
Ohio Farm Bureau is hosting a series of meetings to help humane officers and others who deal with animal care complaints have a better understanding of farm animal care and production practices.
The heavy snowfall that hit eastern states in February, or “Snowmageddon” as some called it, served as a reminder to many farmers that it’s a good policy to review farm insurance coverages on a regular basis.
Roger Rhude, Karen Lotus
Guernsey County Farm Bureau blooming in membership; Operation: FarmSafe; Biomass big issue in Belmont County;
Some county Farm Bureaus are building partnerships with companies that have connections to agriculture, and it looks as if it will pay off in terms of new long-term memberships.
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.
Here’s a brief look at some agriculture-related legislation in which Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is involved and/or continues to monitor at the Statehouse.
AFBF calls on Congress to nullify EPA’s greenhouse gas proposal; AFBF launches ‘Legal Affairs’ Web site
Two statewide issues that will appear on the May 4 ballot have received the support of Ohio Farm Bureau’s board of trustees.
If you were to draft a 100-page plan of what agriculture and rural Ohio should look like, what would you write? More importantly, how would you put it into action? That’s exactly what Ohio farmers consider each year as they review and update Ohio Farm Bureau’s policy book.
Helping Hand; Figured Up; Hunting for Answers; In Their Words
The people and culture of rural Ohio will be showcased through a new promotion, which allows Farm Bureau members to win prizes for sharing photos and stories about how they are tied to agriculture.
A class of 22 recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Institute, an intensive leadership training program launched in 2008 to help farmers and agricultural professionals gain influence over public policy issues.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is expected to begin meeting in the coming weeks as almost all members have been appointed.
The naming of the members of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is “a great step toward Ohioans taking control of animal care issues,” according to John C. (Jack) Fisher, executive vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).
13-member Care Board is set
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Board of Trustees has voted to support passage of State Issue 2 on the May ballot. Issue 2 would authorize a change in location for the Columbus casino, which was approved by Ohio voters last November.
Calling it the right approach for Ohioans, Gov. Ted Strickland today signed H.B. 414 which will allow the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board to move forward.
Farmer? Gardener? Foodie? Wine Enthusiast? How are you Farm Bureau? Ohio Farm Bureau members are invited to tell their story in the “I am Farm Bureau” contest. Prizes include pre-paid Nationwide Bank®Visa® gift cards, plus a chance to be featured in a Farm Bureau advertising campaign.
Attendees can learn skills to manage their property
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has named Chad Endsley director of agricultural law.
Campaign will highlight the diversity of membership.
Brown County Farm Bureau has received a $500 mini-grant from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee.
Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.
Brian Peach has been named vice president of organization for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
Gary Weck, Jennifer Baldwin
The Mahoning County Farm Bureau was a key sponsor with Meridian Services for the “Our Valley Cooks Food Expo” featuring Celebrity Chef Melissa D’Arabian.
Agriculture education students at River View High School in Coshocton County have a unique opportunity to learn how to produce and market a quality product thanks in part to a partnership with a county Farm Bureau.
Gov. Ted Strickland has signed Senate Bill 131, sponsored by Sens. Karen Gillmor, R-Tiffin, and Capri Cafaro, D-Hubbard, which will establish a bio-products preferred purchasing program, making Ohio the first state in the country with such a program in statute.
Many companies do it right, but be on the lookout for those that don’t.
Final H-2A rules not good for agriculture; Farm Bureau urges passage of business relief act; AFBF opposes government procurement legislation
Ag expert sets record straight about misleading news report on antibiotics