News & Events

AFBF: Fuel Costs for Ag to Skyrocket Under House Climate Bill

Published Oct. 22, 2009

A crop and livestock producer from Texas today said cap-and-trade climate change legislation could hike the cost of fuel used for farming to the point that it will have a devastating economic impact on his and similar family-owned businesses.

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Take Issue 2 to town

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Consumers need to hear from farmers during final days of livestock care campaign

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Small farmers would be hit hardest by USDA food safety proposal

Published Oct. 15, 2009

OFBF speaks out at hearing on leafy greens

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Balance of Power: Livestock Care Board checks and balances

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Issue 2 was designed to give Ohio voters the confidence that animal care questions are being effectively addressed and to give farmers the assurance that any animal care policies in Ohio will be reasonable and based on comprehensive debate.

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News briefs

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Climate change bill, pork market, dairy aid, Renewable Fuel Standards, retired dairy cows and producing more food

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Proposal would allow state-inspected meat to cross state lines

Published Oct. 15, 2009

A new U.S. Department of Agriculture program that would allow state-inspected meat to cross state lines is expected to have a big impact in Ohio.

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From left, county leaders Michael Terry and Cy Prettyman review policies with OFBF State Trustee Gale Betterly.

Policy Development Committee starts annual process

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual policy development process is well under way.

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OFBF's Young Ag Professionals stand on the steps of Capitol Hill during a recent trip to Washington.

Young Ag Professionals lobby members of Congress during D.C. trip

Published Oct. 15, 2009

More than two dozen Young Agriculture Professionals got an up close look at the political process when they visited the nation’s capital last month.

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Farm Bureau supporting restored funding to SWCDs

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau is supporting provisions in a bill to re-establish full funding for important services that are regularly rendered on behalf of agriculture.

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Answering questions about H1N1

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau’s Center for Food and Animal Issues recently issued a briefing to help farmers address the H1N1 influenza virus.

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Seneca County edamame grower Charles Fry

Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture's Story

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Upcoming events, coming in he next 'Our Ohio' magazine and 'Our Ohio' TV season five update

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County News

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Fairfield, Delaware and Stark County Farm Bureaus

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Nationwide News - Accident ‘forgiveness’ can mean significant savings

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Accidents can happen to the safest drivers. And when they do, safe drivers’ auto insurance rates can rise by as much as 30 percent. Plus, accidents and violations could affect your insurance rates for up to three years.

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May we introduce…

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Ron Warnock, volunteer and Betsy Anderson, staff

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On Your Behalf - Oct. 15

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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Advisory Councils have new platform to discuss issues

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Grassroots program now featured in Buckeye Farm News

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Voters to decide veteran compensation, gambling issues

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Two state issues that voters Nov. 3 will be deciding deal with compensation for military veterans and casinos in four Ohio cities.

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From left, Don Smith, Larry and Betsy Moore, Barbara Sinn, Kathy and Steve Frankenburg (front) and Michel family (back).

Farmers honored for conservation efforts

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Five farm families were honored for their long-standing dedication to natural resource conservation during ceremonies at the Farm Science Review.

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Moroschan receives crop advising award

Published Oct. 15, 2009

David Moroschan of Seneca County recently received Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual Excellence in Crop Advising Award.

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Young supporters showed their support for Issue 2 and Ohio farmers at the rally in Columbus

Farmers, supporters rally for Issue 2 in Columbus

Published Oct. 14, 2009

Broad support shown for Livestock Care

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Gordon Gee talks about State Issue 2

Published Oct. 9, 2009

Dr. Gee gave Ohio Farm Bureau his opinion on Issue 2 during recording of its Town Hall Ohio radio program. Here's what he had to say.

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Small farmers would be hit hardest by USDA food safety proposal

Published Oct. 8, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau speaks out at USDA hearing

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OSU’s Gee and new vet school dean to appear on Town Hall Ohio

Published Oct. 7, 2009

Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee and OSU’s new Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine Lonnie King are this week’s special guests on Town Hall Ohio.

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AFBF: Staple Food Prices Trending Down From Year Ago

Published Oct. 6, 2009

Retail food prices at the supermarket decreased slightly for the fourth consecutive quarter and are significantly lower than one year ago, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey.

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Issue 2 to hit airwaves in Cleveland on Tuesday

Published Oct. 5, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau's Jack Fisher, HSUS's Paul Shapiro to debate State Issue 2 live on Cleveland radio station. Listeners calls will be taken.

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These are the faces of Issue 2

The Faces of Issue 2

Published Oct. 5, 2009

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.

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Statement on governor's plan to deal with the budget shortfall

Published Oct. 2, 2009

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation recognizes the challenges facing Gov. Strickland and the Ohio General Assembly

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AFBF: Proposed Changes to Renewable Fuel Standard Bad for Farmers

Published Sep. 30, 2009

Changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would impede the growth of the U.S. biofuels industry, limit opportunity for American farmers and ranchers to grow their businesses and hinder American energy independence, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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Safe, Local Ohio Food launches Statewide Issue 2 outreach

Published Sep. 30, 2009

Ad campaign, Web site, rallies call for YES vote for Issue 2

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News Briefs

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Farm income & expenses forecast, broadband funds, new commission, pork support, value-added grants, new Web site for beginning farmers and country of origin labels.

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Gearhardt explains the CAUV formula

What's behind the recent increases in CAUV?

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Some rural landowners may be surprised when discovering their latest CAUV (Current Agricultural Use Valuation) values have increased some several hundred percent over the last three years.

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Ohioans signed their names to express opposition to House climate legislation during a rally in Lima last month.

Farmers want changes as climate bill goes to Senate

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Saying that it could reduce net farm income by more than $5 billion over the next 10 years, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) President Brent Porteus recently told a panel of lawmakers that farmers were concerned about cap and trade legislation passed by the U.S. House.

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Farmers of Ohio Unite

Published Sep. 24, 2009

“Now is the time for all farmers, regardless of what they produce, to come together in a unified effort to protect Ohio agriculture,”

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Three bills farmers need to watch

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Congress may take action this fall on three bills of critical importance to farmers. According to the American Farm Bureau, here is what you should know.

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Web site to match farmers with desired hunters

Published Sep. 24, 2009

It’s not quite E-harmony.com, but a new Web site is hoping to match farmers and hunters in four Ohio counties.

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Photo courtesy of Mercer County Farm Bureau.

County Farm Bureau News

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Updates from Mercer, Delaware and Wayne County Farm Bureaus.

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'Leadership Buffet' helps OFBF members improve leadership, public speaking skill

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau’s Leadership Buffet is continuing to grow with hundreds of members participating in seminars that work at improving their leadership skills.

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Marilyn Suzko, center, was a featured chef at the From Field to Table event.

Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Our Ohio out and about and Web site updates

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May We Introduce…

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Bill Johnson and Chip Nelson

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Nationwide News: Nationwide’s equine insurance addresses horse owner liabilities

Published Sep. 24, 2009

AgriChoice a new breed of equine insurance

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Four will head to Discussion Meet finals

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Pam Haley of West Salem, Cassandra Palsgrove of Pickerington, Andrew Spiker of Adamsville and Kelly Staley of Fredericktown have been named the four state finalists in OFBF’s 2009 Discussion Meet.

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Northwest county offices adjust locations, hours

Published Sep. 24, 2009

To make the best use of member resources, the Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood county Farm Bureaus have adjusted their operations.

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On your behalf

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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What’s in the Ohio Constitution and why Issue 2 is a good fit

Published Sep. 24, 2009

There a number of reasons why Ohioans should vote “Yes” for Issue 2. It ensures safe, quality, locally grown food, strong family farms and excellent care for animals.

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Bio-based toner resin offers eco-friendly alternative

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Advanced Image Resources Inc. (AIR) is giving consumers a choice to use their printers and copiers and be environmentally friendly while doing it.

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Council report aims to boost local, nutritious foods

Published Sep. 24, 2009

The Ohio Food Policy Council released its progress report that sets final recommendations and goals to help improve the local food system in Ohio and advance access to healthy food.

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Take breaks, keep phone and radio nearby when working alone

Published Sep. 24, 2009

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.

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Grants available through OFB Foundation

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) is inviting community service groups in rural, suburban and/or urban settings, as well as independent producers and agribusinesses, to apply for a series of grants to fund programs highlighting agriculture and its impact on the community.

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American Farm Bureau backs Health Insurance Tax Credit

Published Sep. 22, 2009

Health insurance costs are an ongoing and significant expense for farmers and ranchers and must be reduced so that they do not burden farm and ranch businesses with costs they cannot afford, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman told members of the Senate Finance Committee.

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What’s in the Ohio Constitution and why Issue 2 is a good fit

Published Sep. 18, 2009

Does Issue 2 fit in Ohio's Constitution?

Simply put, the answer is "Yes."

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