Planting season is fully underway in Ohio. Here's a peek at updates directly from Ohio farmers as they work to get their crops in the ground.
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Ohio Farm Bureau members and staff traveled to Nashville for the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting to celebrate the previous year’s achievements and represent Ohio as Farm Bureau policy priorities are set for the coming year. Nationwide Insurance also showed its support for Farm Bureau.
Last month, American Farm Bureau recognized Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's (OFBF) policy team and grassroots activity as among the nation's best.
The Ohio Livestock Coalition named five Ohio farmer as recipients of the 2011 Ohio Environmental Stewardship Award for their many accomplishments made to protect Ohio's land, air and water quality, and to preserve the state's natural resources.
Ohio Treasury's annual program provides an interest rate reduction on operating loans and lines of credit to Ohio's farming community.
Pending free trade agreements (FTA) between the United States and Korea, Panama and Colombia would amount to more than $2.5 billion in additional exports, economic development and jobs.
More than 250 people, along with members of the media, traveled to the Nichols farm near Cygnet to listen to Dr. Temple Grandin as she presented her views on how livestock farmers should be working with the nonfarm public on animal care education.
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Ohio farmers continued their efforts in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, meeting with several top lawmakers, including Ohio Sen. George Voinovich.
American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Pat Wolff calls this time of year “Farm Bureau season” in Washington, D.C. The annual late winter and early spring migration of more than 4,000 Farm Bureau members from across the country to Capitol Hill brings the voice of farmers to lawmakers.
Ohio farmer and Franklin County Farm Bureau member Lisa Schacht of Schacht Family Farm and Market testified before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Nutrition and Horticulture during a hearing held to receive input on agricultural programs in preparation for writing the 2012 Farm Bill.
Ohio Farm Bureau State Trustee Lane Osswald from Preble County recently traveled to Chicago to comment on proposed produce food safety rules, at one of three public hearings, on behalf of Ohio farmers.
Ohio’s top conservation farm families for 2011 were honored for their long-standing dedication to natural resource conservation on the land they farm during ceremonies at the Farm Science Review.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources recently recognized five families representing each region of the state as winners of the 2015 Conservation Farm Family Awards. The families each received $400 from Ohio Farm Bureau.
Five of Ohio's top conservation farm families for 2012 were recognized during a ceremony at Farm Science Review in London Sept. 20 for their long-standing dedication to natural resource conservation on their farms. The annual Conservation Farm Family Award is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Soil and Water Resources, Ohio Farmer magazine and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).
Ohio Farm Bureau and other agricultural groups have been involved in the Toledo water crisis story since the first news alert. Joe Cornely, OFBF’s senior director of corporate communications, was on site in Toledo the day after the drinking water ban and stayed until the day after the ban was lifted. Cornely answered reporter questions, helped farmer spokespersons and conducted media outreach.
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.
Ohio Farm Bureau and The Longaberger Company have partnered to create a commemorative canning basket featuring Farm Bureau’s consumer brand 'Our Ohio'.
Four Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) members will receive Bob Evans grocery products for a year and more after having been named winners of a recipe contest hosted by Ohio’s largest general farming organization and the Ohio-based restaurant chain.
Starting at the grassroots level, Ohio Farm Bureau has set six state priority issues with a goal of promoting agriculture and having workable legislation that preserves farmers’ livelihoods.
Ohio Farm Bureau delegates from around the state will convene to determine policy for coming year and compete for awards during annual meeting.
Ohio Farm Bureau recently outlined its policies on water quality and nutrient management in a letter to the Department of Natural Resources as the agency considers new rules that impact farmers.
Ohio Farm Bureau was recently honored during the American Farm Bureau’s annual public relations conference for several of its communications programs, including editorial and feature writing, social media programming and graphic design.
In response to more than 1,000 complaints filed about increased rates, including comment from Ohio Farm Bureau, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has disapproved of AEP's electric security plan and has ordered that rates be returned to similar levels to those in place in December 2011.
Brent Porteus of Coshocton has been re-elected president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and to serve as District 12 trustee, serving members from Coshocton, Holmes, Knox and Licking counties.