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Gov. Strickland signed HB 414 on Wednesday, immediatiely enacting the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.

Strickland signs bill to implement livestock care board

Published Mar. 31, 2010

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.

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Who is Ohio Farm Bureau? Find out in this video & in the I am Farm Bureau Contest

Ohio Farm Bureau launches "I am Farm Bureau" contest

Published Mar. 31, 2010

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.

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Ohio Farm Bureau to host Grow and Know Day at Malabar Farm

Published Mar. 30, 2010

Attendees can learn skills to manage their property

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Endsley named OFBF Director of Agricultural Law

Published Mar. 30, 2010

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has named Chad Endsley director of agricultural law.

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'I am Farm Bureau'

Published Mar. 29, 2010

Campaign will highlight the diversity of membership.

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Brown County receives soil education grant

Published Mar. 29, 2010

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.

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On Your Behalf

Published Mar. 29, 2010

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

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Peach named Farm Bureau vice president

Published Mar. 29, 2010

Brian Peach has been named vice president of organization for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

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Weck, Baldwin

May We Introduce

Published Mar. 29, 2010

Gary Weck, Jennifer Baldwin

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Pearle Burlingame, organization director, Tim Hume, communications key leader, Sen. Joe Schiavoni, Rich Mendenhall

Mahoning County Farm Bureau talks with foodies

Published Mar. 29, 2010

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.

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Coshocton County Farm Bureau invests in future of farming

Published Mar. 29, 2010

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.

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Gov. Strickland signs SB 131, joined by bill sponsors Sens. Cafaro (left) and Gillmor.

Bill directs state to use bio-products

Published Mar. 29, 2010

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.

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Farmers have expressed concern about bad lease agreements with oil and gas companies.

OFBF helps property owners deal with oil, gas well issues

Published Mar. 29, 2010

Many companies do it right, but be on the lookout for those that don’t.

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News Briefs

Published Mar. 26, 2010

Final H-2A rules not good for agriculture; Farm Bureau urges passage of business relief act; AFBF opposes government procurement legislation

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What CBS got wrong

Published Mar. 26, 2010

Ag expert sets record straight about misleading news report on antibiotics

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The Message Board

Published Mar. 26, 2010

Census Season; Figured Up; Center on the Web; Their Words

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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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House passes livestock bill 98-0; Senate vote expected soon

Published Mar. 26, 2010

The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board came one step closer to getting its feet on the ground when the Ohio House unanimously passed legislation to establish the required guidelines for the voter-approved entity.

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Auglaize County Farm Bureau President Tom Fisher talks with Rep. Jim Jordan as a congressional staff member takes notes.

Farmers travel to Washington to take on regulation, spending

Published Mar. 26, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's (OFBF) 64th annual county president’s trip to Washington, D.C. sent farmers to meet with national policymakers on behalf of their peers back home.

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Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs will chair the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

At a glance: A brief look at how the Ohio Livestock Care Board will operate

Published Mar. 26, 2010

A breakdown of what's included in the enabling legislation for the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, as passed by the General Assembly.

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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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Statement from the Center for Food and Animal Issues regarding egg farm fire

Published Mar. 25, 2010

“We applaud the efforts of public safety personnel, volunteers and those in the agricultural community who rallied in response to the recent devastating fire at Ohio Fresh Eggs in Marseilles."

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Livestock Care Board to be focus of Town Hall Ohio

Published Mar. 19, 2010

Progress toward establishing the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will be discussed this week on Town Hall Ohio. Additionally, efforts by out-of-state animal rights activists to take over the Care Board's duties will be explained.

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Farm Bureau supports resolutions to stop EPA regulation of greenhouse gases

Published Mar. 12, 2010

Is the "cow tax" back on the table? EPA regulation of greenhouse gasses could open the door to taxing emissions produced naturally by farm animals.

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On Your Behalf

Published Mar. 12, 2010

Here are a few additional ways OFBF staff has worked on behalf of members in recent weeks.

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Nationwide News: Farm umbrella insurance protects you when accidents happen

Published Mar. 12, 2010

Farm umbrella insurance is designed to protect you when accidents happen and your existing liability insurance is not enough to cover all of the loss sustained by another party.

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Hastings, Montoya

May We Introduce...

Published Mar. 12, 2010

Lucille Hastings, Christy Montoya

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(L-R) OFBF regional supervisor Tiffany Pattison, Jackie Metzger, Lois Sipes, Knox County FB's Diana and Gene Phillips

Property protection is paying off

Published Mar. 12, 2010

OFBF's $2500 reward program has been a good deal for Farm Bureau members and their watchful neighbors in recent months. Here are a few examples.

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Tips from Ohio Farm Bureau’s Leadership Buffet program

Published Mar. 12, 2010

When you need to recruit someone new to help with a local activity, what’s your strategy?

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OFBF taking applications for next AgriPOWER Institute

Published Mar. 12, 2010

The deadline to apply for Ohio Farm Bureau’s next AgriPOWER Institute is June 1.

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Our take: The undoing of HSUS

Published Mar. 12, 2010

The saying in politics is that if you’re explaining, you’re losing. As the grassroots uprising mounts against the Humane Society of the United States, the group is finding it has a lot of explaining to do.

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OFBF sets priorities for upcoming year

Published Mar. 12, 2010

OFBF recently laid out its state policy priorities for 2010. Here’s a glimpse at some of the ways OFBF will be working on behalf of its members.

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Farm owner successfully battles city in eminent domain case

Published Mar. 12, 2010

For almost six years Farm Bureau member Elaine Irwin has been fighting a plan to run a storm-water drainage pipe across her horse farm in northeastern Ohio.

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News Briefs

Published Mar. 12, 2010

EPA announces final renewable fuel standard rules; New guidelines for National Animal Identification System; Farm Bureau opposes EPA’s spray drift regulations; OLC Meeting; Farm Bureau families raise record funds for America’s hungry

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If this was all you knew about farming, what questions would you have?

Forgive them for asking

Published Mar. 12, 2010

Addressing consumers’ concerns could pay off for farmers.

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The Message Board

Published Mar. 11, 2010

Following Up; Children's Literature Award; Figured Up; Their Words; Standard Practice

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Legislative process continues to shape livestock board

Published Mar. 11, 2010

As the House Agriculture Committee approved implementing legislation for the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, the Senate began work on its version of the bill.

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OFBF endorses Issue 1

Published Mar. 11, 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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Chris Redfern (D), Kevin DeWine (R)

Party leaders offer opposing views on Town Hall Ohio

Published Mar. 11, 2010

Ohio’s acceptance of more than $8 billion in federal stimulus money is “not only wise, it’s appropriate,” said Chris Redfern, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party. But Kevin DeWine, chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, disagreed, saying that it does not solve the state’s future budget shortfalls.

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John Kasich (R), Gov. Ted Strickland (D)

Ohio governor, challenger address 300 farmers at OFBF’s Ag Day

Published Mar. 11, 2010

Many farmers aren’t happy with the move of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to overturn the will of Ohio voters. Neither are Gov. Ted Strickland and his 2010 Republican gubernatorial opponent John Kasich.

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Farmers Michael Sprang , Matt Boyert and Michael Vallery hear from several Ohio lawmakers on Capitol Hill

Ohio farmers continue meetings with nation's lawmakers

Published Mar. 10, 2010

Ohio farmers continued their efforts in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, meeting with several top lawmakers, including Ohio Sen. George Voinovich.

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District 1 OFBF Trustee Keith Truckor welcomed county presidents to Washington, D.C. on Monday.

County Farm Bureau Presidents bringing Ohio agriculture to Capitol Hill

Published Mar. 9, 2010

For the 64th year, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s county presidents are visiting Washington, D.C. to discuss agricultural issues with their lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

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Farmers’ messages heard at Ag Day at the Capitol

Published Mar. 3, 2010

A video recap of Ohio Farm Bureau's 2010 Ag Day at the Capitol.

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An Open Letter to Mr. Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of HSUS

Published Mar. 2, 2010

Congressman Zack Space, representing Ohio's 18th District, tells the Humane Society of the United States that when it comes to livestock care, Ohioans have already spoken.

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Ohio Sheep Improvement Association wins American Sheep Industry Membership Award

Published Mar. 2, 2010

The Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) recently received recognition by the American Sheep Industry (ASI) for having the largest increase in membership among 25 state associations with dues of more than $2,000.

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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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Strickland (left) and Kasich addressed farmers at Ag Day at the Capitol on Tuesday

Strickland, Kasich denounce HSUS ballot plan

Published Feb. 25, 2010

Ohio Democratic Governor Ted Strickland and his GOP rival candidate John Kasich both declared their opposition to a ballot measure being planned by the out-of-state activist organization the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

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Conference set for young adults involved in agriculture

Published Feb. 22, 2010

Young people ages 18 to 35 who work in Ohio agriculture are invited to join OFBF’s Young Agricultural Professionals for a weekend of personal and professional development during the group’s Leadership Conference March 12 to 13 in Dublin. The theme is “Be an ‘Agvocate’: Speak Up for Agriculture.”

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A trail camera captures a herd of feral swine visiting a bait station on public land in southeastern Ohio.

Hog wild: Feral swine a growing problem in Ohio

Published Feb. 22, 2010

The feral swine population is growing in Ohio and ending up in areas outside southeastern Ohio where the jumbo-sized creatures typically dwell.

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Clean your credit

Published Feb. 22, 2010

Think of your credit report as a report card and your credit score as the grade that indicates how you’ve handled your bills in the past. Getting high marks is important. After all, lenders use your credit (or “FICO”) score to set rates for loans and credit cards. Insurers use it when determining rates on some policies. And some employers even check it when screening employees.

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