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Riding the wind

Published Feb. 4, 2010

In northwest Hardin County, a large farm covering 40,000 acres has been in the works for about 2 ½ years. This farm, however, doesn’t raise crops or animals – it captures the wind.

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Gubernatorial running mates Yvette McGee Brown (D) and Mary Taylor (R)

The Message Board

Published Feb. 4, 2010

Yvette McGee Brown and Mary Taylor were recently selected as the running mates of gubernatorial candidates Gov. Ted Strickland (D-Lisbon) and John Kasich (R-Westerville), respectively.

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AFBF President Bob Stallman reviews national policy with delegates in Seattle.

Policies go up for a vote

Published Feb. 4, 2010

Three-hundred and sixty-nine Farm Bureau delegates from across the country came together in Seattle in January to determine the policies guiding the grassroots organization in 2010. Among their priorities are national climate change legislation and the federal deficit.

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Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association supports OFBF’s $2,500 Reward Program

Published Feb. 4, 2010

The Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association (BSSA) has announced it is supporting Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) $2,500 Reward Program.

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Livestock care bill introduced

Published Feb. 4, 2010

Legislation (HB 414) to determine the specifics by which the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will operate has been introduced.

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Ohio Farm Bureau responds to HSUS Power Grab

Published Feb. 1, 2010

Out-of-state activists have begun their efforts to undo Ohioans’ overwhelming passage of Issue 2.

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Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs shared the Ohio Department of Agriculture's plans for the Board

Livestock care bill introduced

Published Feb. 1, 2010

Lawmakers consider program's enforcement, funding

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Peach joins Ohio Farm Bureau

Published Jan. 29, 2010

Brian Peach has been named vice president, organization for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).

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AFBF President statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Published Jan. 29, 2010

AFBF President welcomes president's call for Congress to pass energy legislation including more production of renewable fuels and nuclear power, and more.

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WNCO-AM airing Town Hall Ohio

Published Jan. 28, 2010

Town Hall Ohio, the award-winning public affairs radio program produced by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), has been added to the programming lineup of WNCO-AM in Ashland.

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Conference set for young adults involved in agriculture

Published Jan. 22, 2010

Young people ages 18 to 35 who work in Ohio agriculture are invited to join Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Young Agricultural Professionals for a weekend of personal and professional development during the group’s Leadership Conference March 12 to 13 in Dublin, Ohio.

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Mossbarger joins OFBF board

Published Jan. 22, 2010

John Mossbarger of Washington Court House has been elected to the board of trustees for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He will represent Farm Bureau members from Clinton, Fayette, Greene and Warren counties in the governance of the state’s largest farm organization.

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OFBF lends support to Annie’s Project

Published Jan. 21, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau is partnering with Ohio State University Extension to help expand Annie’s Project, a risk management program for women in agriculture that will be held throughout Ohio in 2010.

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Free materials available for teachers

Published Jan. 21, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau is offering a complete set of teaching materials to K-12 full-time teachers who are Farm Bureau members.

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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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Nominate your neighbor for annual award

Published Jan. 21, 2010

County Farm Bureau members, community leaders and members of the Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) have an opportunity to recognize the efforts neighbors have made in rural Ohio to positively develop and enhance relationships and communications.

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For your InFARMation

Published Jan. 21, 2010

The Ohio Livestock Coalition is sponsoring “For Your InFARMation” a new, free online resource for third-grade students to learn where food comes from and the important role agriculture plays in Ohio’s economy.

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New program aims to help Ohio’s equine industry

Published Jan. 21, 2010

OFBF is helping to get the word out about a new Ohio State University Extension program that will provide helpful and up-to-date information to horse owners and enthusiasts.

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On Your Behalf - Jan. 21, 2010

Published Jan. 21, 2010

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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Nationwide News: Personalized auto insurance can help in today’s economy

Published Jan. 21, 2010

As more Americans are forced to make tough choices to balance the monthly checkbook, it’s becoming more important than ever to have auto insurance coverage that is personalized to your needs. Nationwide, with its On Your Side Review and new On Your Side Rewards, can help you get the best value possible.

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Everitt named marketing communications specialist

Published Jan. 21, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named Seth Everitt marketing communications specialist.

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Vance retiring after 36 years with OFBF, Nationwide

Published Jan. 21, 2010

For as long as Bob Vance can remember, Ohio Farm Bureau has been a part of his life. He grew up on a dairy farm

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Bob Ebie and Gayle Lewis

May we introduce…

Published Jan. 21, 2010

Portage County's Bob Ebie & Gayle Lewis, publications production and advertising coordinator

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FarmerHaley on Twitter

Online 'agvocacy,' 140 characters at a time

Published Jan. 21, 2010

Wayne County farmer Mike Haley answers some questions commonly asked by farmers about online social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook.

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Last year, OFBF held its first Grow and Know event.

Grow and Know this year with Ohio Farm Bureau

Published Jan. 21, 2010

Whether they own a patio downtown or 50 acres in rural Ohio, animal lovers, foodies, gardeners and more are invited to get in touch with their inner-farmer and make the most of their property through OFBF's 2010 Grow and Know series.

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EPA clarifies oil spill prevention rules for farms

Published Jan. 21, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized changes to oil spill prevention rules that will apply to some farms and ranches with on-farm fuel storage. The deadline for farms to comply with the new rules is November 2010.

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In order to pay taxes on inherited land, families can be forced to sell off parts of their farms.

Proposals look to offer relief from Ohio’s estate tax

Published Jan. 21, 2010

Legislation being considered by Ohio lawmakers would reduce Ohio’s estate tax rate and allow local governments to do away with the tax for residents in their jurisdictions.

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Food prices for consumers are significantly lower than they were a year ago, according to an American Farm Bureau survey

News Briefs - Jan. 21, 2010

Published Jan. 21, 2010

The Agriculture Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are partnering up to reduce fraud in farm programs.

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At a glance - Jan. 21, 2010

Published Jan. 21, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jack Fisher has received accolades for his work at the helm of the state’s largest farm organization.

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Many farmers already engage in environmentally-friendly practices.

Climate change legislation could support farmers' efforts - But at what cost?

Published Jan. 21, 2010

The debate over climate change is continuing to heat up in Congress and on farms across the country.

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Farm Bureau pleased with Supreme Court ruling in zoning case

Published Jan. 21, 2010

A recent Ohio Supreme Court decision, which had implications for property rights and farmland preservation, protected the ability of local governments to manage growth.

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The next step is underway in establishing the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.

Livestock care board begins to take shape

Published Jan. 21, 2010

In the months since voters approved Issue 2, creating a Livestock Care Standards Board, the state’s coalition of livestock groups and others who worked for its passage have been preparing to take a serious look at how livestock and poultry are raised in the state.

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American Farm Bureau Supports Halt to EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

Published Jan. 21, 2010

The American Farm Bureau Federation supports legislative efforts by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to stop an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

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Stallman delivers his annual address to members (AFBF photo)

Farm Bureau president delivers pointed & passionate address to farmers & critics

Published Jan. 19, 2010

Issues call to action for Farm Bureau members, and warns critics that farmers and ranchers will no longer tolerate opponents' efforts to change the landscape of American Agriculture.

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Fisher shares Issue 2 success, provides advice to livestock producers

Published Jan. 18, 2010

Farm Bureau Exec calls Issue 2 victory "one step" in ongoing battle during Agri Pulse radio broadcast.

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Neighbor of the Year Award nominations being accepted

Published Jan. 18, 2010

County Farm Bureau members, community leaders and members of the Ohio Livestock Coalition have opportunity to recognize neighbors' outstanding rural communications efforts.

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Ohio farmers may apply for reduced-interest loans through Ag-Link program

Published Jan. 15, 2010

Ohio Treasury's annual program provides an interest rate reduction on operating loans and lines of credit to Ohio's farming community.

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From left, High, and Distinguished Service Award Winners Miller, Johnson, Cessna, Highfield, Irvin and Shultz.

Producers flock to Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium

Published Jan. 14, 2010

Sheep Industry celebrates acheivements, elects leaders for 2010.

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OSIA and OSU Extension Announce District Sheep and Goat Programs

Published Jan. 13, 2010

Series of programs educate sheep and goat producers throughout Ohio.

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AFBF President Bob Stallman looks over policy resolutions with delegates. (AFBF Photo)

That’s a Wrap

Published Jan. 13, 2010

Policy session, among other items, marks end of American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Seattle.

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Climate Bill, Federal Debt Top Concerns of AFBF Delegates

Published Jan. 13, 2010

Delegates at the 91st American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting voted to oppose cap-and-trade climate legislation and to support balancing the federal budget over the next eight years.

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Ohio Farm Bureau's Adam Sharp shares what went into Issue 2 with Farm Bureau members in Seattle

OFBF shares Issue 2 successes at AFBF annual meeting

Published Jan. 11, 2010

Agricultural unity key to taking ownership of animal welfare debate.

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OFBF President Brent Porteus shared experiences of Issue 2 with Farm Bureau members in Seattle

Stallman: OFBF shows agriculture’s “new attitude”

Published Jan. 11, 2010

American Farm Bureau President calls on American agriculture to unite during annual address.

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OFBF President Brent Porteus (left) accepts the Pinnacle Award from AFBF President Bob Stallman

Success in Seattle

Published Jan. 11, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau racks up honors at annual meeting

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Fisher named Rea & Associates Nonprofit Executive Director of the Year

Published Jan. 4, 2010

Smart Business Columbus outlines how Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Director John C. Fisher maintains the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's relevancy.

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A groundswell of support for Issue 2 saw tens of thousands of yard signs posted in fields & yards across the state.

Looking back on Issue 2

Published Dec. 23, 2009

A brief history of one of the largest grassroots campaigns in Ohio agriculture.

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Farmers work locally

Published Dec. 23, 2009

County Farm Bureaus across the state regularly contribute to their local communities.

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Livestock display travels to Delaware County

Published Dec. 23, 2009

Delaware County Farm Bureau took notice when an animal activist group displayed anti-animal agriculture information in the Delaware Library. In an effort to help educate the public about the positives of animal agriculture, the board formed a committee to put together its own display for the library.

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Seneca County’s coats from the Heartland

Published Dec. 23, 2009

Seneca County Farm Bureau collected new and gently used coats in all sizes as part of its “Coats from the Heartland” initiative. Collected coats were distributed to the needy throughout northwest Ohio.

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Stark County Farm Bureau partner in jail garden to benefit community

Published Dec. 23, 2009

An innovative project at the Stark County Jail resulted in an educational opportunity for inmates and a long-term benefit for the clients of Meals on Wheels in Stark and Wayne counties.

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