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OFBF members now save on zoo tickets

Published May. 17, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau members can receive savings on admission tickets to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay water park.

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OFBF members consider policies to deal with budget gap

Published Jul. 15, 2010

This spring, the OFBF Board of Trustees authorized the creation of a State of Ohio Budget Task Force.

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OFBF lends support to Annie’s Project

Published Jan. 21, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau is partnering with Ohio State University Extension to help expand Annie’s Project, a risk management program for women in agriculture that will be held throughout Ohio in 2010.

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OFBF Legal Information Series available in online magazine

Published May. 5, 2014

Eminent domain, oil and gas leasing, open burning and all purpose vehicle use are just some of the topics covered in Ohio Farm Bureau’s Legal Information Series brochures, which are being redesigned and made available electronically, for Ohio Farm Bureau members only.

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OFBF Executive Vice President Jack Fisher told farmers that HSUS would not give up without a fight.

OFBF leaders celebrate Issue 2, realize work ahead

Published Dec. 17, 2009

OFBF President Brent Porteus and Executive Vice President Jack Fisher addressed annual meeting delegates, focusing on State Issue 2, its significance and what lies ahead.

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OFBF leaders attend Nationwide Conference

Published Sep. 10, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau participants joined representatives of Farm Bureaus from seven other states at Nationwide’s National Policyholder Conference held this summer in Columbus.

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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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OFBF helps develop recommendations for improving state’s waterways

Published Apr. 18, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau helped out on a state report that makes dozens of recommendations on how to decrease the impact of agricultural nutrients entering Ohio’s streams and water resources.

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OFBF expresses concerns about food safety procedures

Published Jun. 10, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau is urging the Food and Drug Administration to prepare an agricultural cost/benefit analysis before moving forward with plans to enact new food safety procedures.

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OFBF Executive Vice President thanks Ohio voters

Published Nov. 12, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jack Fisher thanked Ohio voters this week through a letter to editors of newspapers around the state.

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OFBF examining CAUV formula

Published Oct. 13, 2014

For those 41 counties that underwent reappraisals and updates in 2014, record high crop prices combined with record low interest rates in recent years have created a significant spike in farmland values under the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program.

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OFBF examining Ohio's metal theft law

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Members say more needs to be done

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OFBF endorses Issues 1 and 2

Published Apr. 19, 2010

Two statewide issues that will appear on the May 4 ballot have received the support of Ohio Farm Bureau’s board of trustees.

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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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Hundreds of farmers gathered to evaluate and vote on policy proposals that were developed throughout the year.

OFBF delegates establish 2012 policy

Published Dec. 13, 2011

Energy, water quality, farm policy and Ohio State University Extension services were the primary topics delegates discussed during the 93rd annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

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OFBF continues to focus on water issues

Published Aug. 29, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau is continuing to concentrate on addressing issues brought up by the Toledo drinking water problem in early August. The harmful algal bloom issue is complex, and many groups and institutions are working to understand all of the factors involved. Ohio Farm Bureau has been in constant contact with lawmakers, media and agriculture/commodity groups to not only explain agriculture’s commitment to conservation and water quality but to also correct misconceptions about current regulations.

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Dale Arnold in Wyandot County helping landowners protect themselves when leasing their land for natural gas exploration.

OFBF continues to equip landowners on gas leasing

Published Mar. 1, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau continues to speak to landowners regarding opportunities and challenges they may experience as interest in gas exploration spreads across the state.

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OFBF condemns abuse, stands up for Ohio farmers

Published Jun. 10, 2010

There is no excuse for the mistreatment of the animals in a video recently released by an animal rights group, but there is also no reason to think that abuse is common on Ohio farms.

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OFBF comments on veal farm video

Published Aug. 31, 2010

It is disappointing that as Ohio’s farm community demonstrates a willingness to engage in constructive dialogue, activists continue divisive attacks that threaten to undermine important progress Ohio is making in its consideration of animal care issues.

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OFBF by the numbers

Published Dec. 23, 2009

OFBF is a federation of county Farm Bureaus representing all 88 counties. The organization reached a record membership of 235,064 in 2009. Nearly 60,000 of those members are farmers who each get one vote on the organization's polices. The retention rate for membership in the Ohio Farm Bureau this year was 89.86 percent.

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OFBF applauds Ohio Congressmen, Appeals Court for reducing regulatory burdens

Published Apr. 4, 2011

Ohio Reps. Jean Schmidt and Bob Gibbs have been commended by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) for their sponsorship of H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011.

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Stimpert (left) and Shapiro in the Town Hall Ohio Studios

OFBF and HSUS on the air to debate animal issues

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Representatives of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will debate a wide range of animal care issues on this week's broadcast of Town Hall Ohio.

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OFBF's Keith Stimpert

OFBF and HSUS discuss animal care on WOSU Radio

Published Jul. 7, 2009

Keith Stimpert of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society of the United States discussed animal care issues on WOSU Radio's "Open Line" on Wednesday, July 8.

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OFBF adds additional incentive to ‘Faces of Farming and Ranching’ search

Published Aug. 22, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is awarding an additional $2,500 to a member if selected in the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) “Faces of Farming and Ranching” search. The deadline to enter is Sept. 8.

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OFB Foundation scholarships available in 2011

Published Jan. 3, 2011

Ohio students pursuing an agricultural-related degree are invited to apply for a set of $1,000 scholarships available through three program areas supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.

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