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Ohio Farm Bureau President Steve Hirsch shows off the GM member benefit

Three new vehicles added to successful General Motors Farm Bureau member benefit

Published Feb. 27, 2012

One of the most popular Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) member benefits is the $500 General Motors discount. Three new cars were recently added to the growing list of qualifying vehicles for this successful member benefit: The Chevrolet 2013 Malibu, Camaro ZL1 and the new Buick Verano.

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Ohio Farm Bureau weighs in on electric rates affecting members

Published Feb. 27, 2012

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.

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Ohio Statehouse

Farm Bureau priority issue ready for governorís signature

Published Feb. 23, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau has several state priority issues for 2012, but one can already be marked off the list. With bipartisan support in the Ohio House and Senate, HB 276 will be sent to the governorís office to be signed.

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Pat O'Brien Chevrolet Truck with banners at the

County Farm Bureau and Local GM dealership work together for their community

Published Feb. 23, 2012

When the new $500 General Motors discount for Ohio Farm Bureau members was recently announced, Pat OíBrien Chevrolet reached out to partner with the Medina County Farm Bureau. The partnership has resulted in up to a $5,000 assist to the local community through the ďFarmers Feed Our NeedsĒ program.

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Gary Wilson (at corner of the table), OFBF member, participating in the hay and forage commodity meeting

Ohio Farm Bureau members helping shape national policies on ag commodities

Published Feb. 23, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau members recognize policy development as one of the most important grassroots activities within Farm Bureau. This week, Farm Bureau membersí voices are being heard at the national level during American Farm Bureauís commodity advisory committee meetings.

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Farmers interact with customers at Clintonville Farmers' Market

Clintonville Farmersí Market continues building community in 10th Season

Published Feb. 20, 2012

A community of farmers and nonfarmers is growing in a Columbus neighborhood. Clintonville Farmersí Marketís goal is to develop relationships between farmers and emerging underserved populations in the Clintonville area.

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Schriver, Bird and Fox discuss CSAs on Town Hall Ohio

Exploring Community Supported Agriculture in Ohio

Published Feb. 16, 2012

On this weekendís Town Hall Ohio radio program: Two Ohio Community Supported Agriculture farms -- Bryn Bird of Birdís Haven Farms and Todd Schriver of Rock Dove Farms, as well as Ohio State University Extensionís direct marketing expert Julie Fox and Ohio Farm Bureauís Cara Lawson.

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Sen. Dave Daniels was introduced as the new Director of Ohio Agriculture during Ag Day at the Capitol.

Ohio Farm Bureau members meet legislators during annual Ag Day at the Capitol

Published Feb. 15, 2012

Ohio farmers discuss agriculture issues with legislators in Columbus at Ohio Farm Bureau's annual

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Farmers voice concerns on child labor rules

Published Feb. 15, 2012

While farmers recently welcomed news that the U.S. Department of Labor will reconsider rules regarding
youth working on farms, concerns about the proposal remain.

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From left, OFBF President Steve Hirsch, First Vice President Sparky Weilnau and state trustee Keith Truckor.

American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting: Farmers develop national policy

Published Feb. 15, 2012

As Congress prepares to write a new farm bill, farmers at American Farm Bureauís annual meeting laid out a plan to preserve the core purpose of the federal legislation while recognizing the nationís fiscal situation.

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Farmers weigh questions about use of antibiotics

Published Feb. 15, 2012

While antibiotic resistance is a natural biological phenomenon, some are questioning the impact that antibiotics used in livestock production might have on public health.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown talks politics, economics

Published Feb. 15, 2012

When new Republican members of Congress are elected, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown does more than welcome his new Ohio counterparts Ė he sits down with them to talk about how to improve Ohio.

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Rep. Robert Sprague (speaking) is joined by OFBF's Beth Vanderkooi (left) and lawmakers in support of expanding Ag-LINK.

State lawmakers want to expand agricultural loan program

Published Feb. 15, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau is supporting legislation to modify the Agricultural Linked Deposit Program.

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Policy Update: Protecting GPS, Trespassing Concerns, Court takes landowners side

Published Feb. 15, 2012

Farmers call on FCC to protect GPS; Protection for trespassers raises concerns; Supreme Court sides with landowners

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Dr. Ronald Kensinger

Ohio Stateís new animal sciences chair lays out priorities

Published Feb. 15, 2012

The college has identified key areas important to the general public and needs to continue working on them, he said. Those areas include research, biofuels and high fiber materials, animal welfare and Extension.

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Ohioans recognized for contributions to sheep production

Published Feb. 15, 2012

American Sheep Industry honors Moore family, Don Van Nostran, Roger High and Henry Zerby.

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Winter Worry: Excessive snow load can cause barn collapse

Published Feb. 15, 2012

When heavy snow meets fierce winds even the best-engineered buildings can collapse. Thatís why itís important to be adequately insured for this type of peril.

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Rep. Steve Stivers addresses farmers and ag leaders during a visit to the farm of Farm Bureau member Norman Dresbach.

Pickaway County Farm Bureau hosts congressional visit

Published Feb. 15, 2012

Congressman Steve Stivers who currently represents Ohioís 15th district comprising Madison, Union and parts of Franklin counties, is seeking re-election.

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Program guides first responders on farm animal handling

Published Feb. 15, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau is teaming up with Ohio State University to help law enforcement, local humane officers, wildlife officers, firefighters, animal control officers and other first responders gain a basic understanding of farm animal behavior and handling.

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The Farm Bureau Property Protection Service proved to be a benefit to Butler County Farm Bureau member Tom Theobald.

$2,500 reward presented in Butler County

Published Feb. 15, 2012

The Farm Bureau Property Protection Service proved to be a benefit to Butler County Farm Bureau member Tom Theobald when a John Deere Gator was stolen from his property.

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Class members have learned from each other while touring local farms, research sites and meeting government officials.

Being an Ohio Farm Bureau member helps build a resilient food community

Published Feb. 15, 2012

New series of articles looks at how being a Farm Bureau member helps build a resilient food community.

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Preble County Farm Bureau's Grow It Know It seminar

Preble County workshops focus on food, families, community

Published Feb. 10, 2012

Preble County Farm Bureau is building a community of farmers and nonfarmers with its Grow It Know It seminars, designed to help people grow their skills in areas such as gardening, food preservation, cooking and sewing.

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Knollman Farms, of Hamilton, Ohio, received the 2011 Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) Neighbor of the Year Award.

Neighbor of the Year Award nominations being accepted

Published Feb. 3, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau members, community leaders and members of the Ohio Livestock Coalition have the opportunity to recognize efforts neighbors have made in rural Ohio to positively develop and enhance relationships and communications with the annual Neighbor of the Year Award.

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Ohio Farm Bureau's ďFarmerís Guide to Truck and Farm Implement Laws and Regulations

New Farm Bureau guide helps keep Ohio farmers trucking

Published Feb. 2, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau's ďFarmerís Guide to Truck and Farm Implement Laws and Regulations" is a 38-page spiral bound notebook outlining laws and regulations that rule the road as farmers and truckers travel across the state.

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A large number of scholarships headline opportunities for county Farm Bureau members in February.

County Farm Bureau Round-up - February 2012

Published Jan. 31, 2012

Scholarships, Oil and Gas leasing informational meetings, more activities and events highlight Farm Bureau happenings for the month of February.

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