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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ohio farmers discuss agriculture issues with legislators in Columbus at Ohio Farm Bureau's annual
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.
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.
While antibiotic resistance is a natural biological phenomenon, some are questioning the impact that antibiotics used in livestock production might have on public health.
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.
Ohio Farm Bureau is supporting legislation to modify the Agricultural Linked Deposit Program.
Farmers call on FCC to protect GPS; Protection for trespassers raises concerns; Supreme Court sides with landowners
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.
American Sheep Industry honors Moore family, Don Van Nostran, Roger High and Henry Zerby.
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.
Congressman Steve Stivers who currently represents Ohioís 15th district comprising Madison, Union and parts of Franklin counties, is seeking re-election.
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.
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.
New series of articles looks at how being a Farm Bureau member helps build a resilient food community.
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.
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.
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.