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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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
Census Season; Figured Up; Center on the Web; Their Words
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).
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.
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.
A breakdown of what's included in the enabling legislation for the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, as passed by the General Assembly.
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.
“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."
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.
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.
Here are a few additional ways OFBF staff has worked on behalf of members in recent weeks.
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.
Lucille Hastings, Christy Montoya
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.
When you need to recruit someone new to help with a local activity, what’s your strategy?
The deadline to apply for Ohio Farm Bureau’s next AgriPOWER Institute is June 1.
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.
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.
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.
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
Addressing consumers’ concerns could pay off for farmers.
Following Up; Children's Literature Award; Figured Up; Their Words; Standard Practice
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.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its support for State Issue 1, which will renew Ohio’s highly successful Third Frontier program.
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.
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.
Ohio farmers continued their efforts in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, meeting with several top lawmakers, including Ohio Sen. George Voinovich.
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.
A video recap of Ohio Farm Bureau's 2010 Ag Day at the Capitol.
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.
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.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its support for State Issue 1, which will renew Ohio's highly successful Third Frontier program.
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).
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.”
The feral swine population is growing in Ohio and ending up in areas outside southeastern Ohio where the jumbo-sized creatures typically dwell.
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.
Marilyn Morrison; Judy Roush
Ohio Farm Bureau is a sponsor of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s BEST program, which is dedicated to youth education and leadership development.
With 125 yards of fleece and more than 7,000 knots, the Wyandot Wranglers Farm Bureau Youth has put Warmth Where Needed in Wyandot County. Members of the group made 25 fleece blankets that were donated to the county sheriff's department to be given to children and adults who could use the warmth and comfort of a blanket.
When people see a friend post an update that says, “Eating a cookie with a glass of milk,” it often leaves them wondering a number of things, including why did he tell us this?
Ohioans will be voting in May whether to expand funding for a program that has created jobs through investment in research and development of new technologies, including advanced projects involving agriculture.
The Ohio Livestock Coalition will hold its 13th Annual Meeting and Industry Symposium on April 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the All Occasions Catering and Banquet Center in Waldo. The symposium will feature four speakers who will cover a variety of topics and issues facing animal agriculture.
Arkansas Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s support for a resolution to disapprove the Environmental Protection Agency’s effort to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act could not have come at a better time and reflects true bipartisan concern, according to AFBF President Bob Stallman.
SWCD funding was significantly cut last year to balance the state’s budget. Language in Senate Bill 155 directs a portion of the state’s existing fee on the sale of new tires to help restore funding to local SWCDs.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual Trends and Issues conference will feature presenters on animal agriculture and consumer issues, climate change and an update on livestock care and the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.
AFBF pushes for continued use of atrazine; Application period opens for 2010 - Agriculture Easement Purchase Program; Divisions merge and conservation partnership established; New association to promote Ohio ethanol
So much more than cows and plows.