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Voters made solid statements in two ballot measures vital to the success of agriculture.
Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs today issued a statement regarding the passage of Ohio’s Issue 2 ballot initiative.
The Ohioans for Livestock Care Political Action Committee (PAC) today released the following statement in response to the passage of State Issue 2.
“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."
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation recognizes the challenges facing Gov. Strickland and the Ohio General Assembly
Nationwide is looking out for our policyholders with the help of a Special Investigations Unit (SIU), a team of over 250 professional investigators who detect, investigate and help prevent fraud. SIU also trains claims associates to identify fraud schemes.
Former U.S. Rep. Charles Stenholm will be the keynote speaker at OFBF’s 2009 Leadership Conference. Stenholm, who represented Texas residents in Congress for 13 terms, now advocates in Washington on behalf of the agriculture industry.
Stimulus package investments in infrastructure, broadband and renewable energy are of particular interest to Ohio farmers.
Farmer says conversation with consumers needs a change in tone.
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.
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).
Ohio Farm Bureau is teaming up with 4-H and FFA on a program that will teach high school students how to take action in the government process.
Two elementary school classes recently received a field trip to Price Farms Organics in Delaware County after winning a statewide essay contest from the Ohio Livestock Coalition.
Ohio Farm Bureau racks up honors at annual meeting
Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware County offers several summer camps for children and youth that provide the opportunity for them to experience life on a farm. Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awarded an Agricultural Action and Awareness Grant to Stratford Ecological Center for its children’s program.
During a gathering to recognize retiring Ohio State University Dean Bobby Moser and his wife Pat, Ohio’s food and farm community raised more than $900,000 to support students in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
Ohio Farm Bureau is pleased with a recent ruling from the Ohio Supreme Court that upholds the private property rights of landowners along Lake Erie.
In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recently sided with landowners who were denied their day in court after the EPA ordered them to stop construction on what the agency said was a wetland.
Consumer confidence in food safety is at its highest point in seven years, with 88 percent of shoppers 'completely' or 'somewhat' confident in the safety of food at the supermarket, according to the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report released earlier this month.
Meat and poultry prices are expected to drop over the next few months before jumping to possible record-high prices. This year’s drought — the worst in half a century -— is the reason for the bouncing around of prices.
All Jim Westfall wanted to do was clean up his tractor and get the lime off it. But the way he did it almost killed him.
As Ohio faces the question of how to set standards for farm animal treatment, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is supporting an effort that would ensure all sides of the issue are heard.
Consumers need to hear from farmers during final days of livestock care campaign
Dr. Leah C. Dorman shares her thoughts about her first time hosting a web meeting, and how Ohio farmers can get all the details on the new Animal ID requirements.
Ear-catching quotes from the past few weeks
Ear-catching quotes ?from the past few weeks
Ear-catching quotes from the past few weeks.
Farm Science Review visitors are invited to stop by the Ohio Farm Bureau building at the corner of Friday Ave. and Beef St. to talk with fellow members and staff about current programs and policy issues.
Talks about the 2012 Farm Bill are already underway, and Ohio Farm Bureau members need to start thinking now about what policies they want to see implemented at the national level.
Ohio Farm Bureau is offering two options for Ag in the Classroom training this summer.
Six Ohio teachers recently took to the farm with Ohio Farm Bureau for the benefit of their classrooms and students.
Help spread the word about OFBF’s new teacher newsletter.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) recently created Center for Food and Animal Issues has assembled its team of professionals that will facilitate discussion over society’s relationship to animals.
Policy session, among other items, marks end of American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Seattle.
Ohio Farm Bureau is monitoring and sharing the latest resources for members to stay up to date on drought conditions, decision-making options, expert analysis and more. OFBF also wants to hear Ohio farmers share their stories and give them access to network as dry conditions continue.
Animal care decisions off the ballot, in the hands of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. A feature story in the July 15, 2010 Buckeye Farm News.
Knowing what’s on the minds of voters and consumers can be a valuable tool. Getting that knowledge can be as simple as doing a poll. But doing the right type of poll & doing it correctly is both an art & science, longtime pollster Martin Saperstein tells Town Hall Ohio.
A report released this spring detailed the benefits of having a thriving local food system, saying it can help boost an area’s economy and make it less reliant on outside food sources. On the other hand, some say that placing too much emphasis on local food systems and not large scale food production can hurt efforts to feed the world.
Ohio has been spared from the drought’s most extreme damage, but many of the state’s farmers are expecting losses more severe than in recent memory.
Out of state animal rights activists say Issue 2 is about “big ag” and not family farms. With nearly 60,000 family farmers in its membership, Ohio Farm Bureau knows this isn’t true. Meet some multigenerational family farmers who agree.
A guest editorial by Robert Boggs, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture
Farmers determine direction as animal group moves in
What do you think? Ohio Farm Bureau has been an organization that brings people together to build relationships, share ideas and ultimately solve problems. Are you being represented in this conversation?
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.
Town Hall Ohio, Ohio Farm Bureau’s award-winning public affairs radio show, has been added to the programming lineup of WNCO-AM in Ashland.
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