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May We Introduce…

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Carol Wagner and Chris Henney

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Farm certified agents show commitment to customers

Published Aug. 13, 2009

The better your insurance agent knows and understands your farming operation, the more he or she can act as your trusted partner helping ensure you have the insurance coverages you need while helping keep your farm insurance costs reasonable.

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Five Northwest County offices shuffle locations, hours

Published Aug. 13, 2009

To make the best use of member resources, OFBF has adjusted operations in Allen, Hancock, Hardin, Logan and Wyandot counties.

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On Your Behalf

Published Aug. 13, 2009

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

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Four inducted into Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Irv Bell of Zanesville, John Foltz of Columbus, Andrew Stevens of Ostrander and the late Roy Wallace of Pemberville

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Southeast Ohio farm wins environmental award

Published Aug. 13, 2009

An Ohio farm is among seven national winners of the cattle industry’s 2009 Environmental Stewardship Award.

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Manure applied to small fraction of farmland

Published Aug. 13, 2009

About 5 percent of all U.S. cropland is fertilized by manure, according to a new USDA report.

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Discover your social Web with OFBF’s Guide to Social Media

Published Aug. 13, 2009

“Find us on Facebook.” “Follow us On Twitter.” By uttering these phrases, countless organizations expect people to go online and find out what all the social media fuss is about. But most don’t take the time to show how to go about finding somebody on Facebook or following them on Twitter.

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AgriPOWER’s second class in session

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Twenty-two Ohioans interested in becoming future leaders, advocates and activists for Ohio agriculture

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AFBF: Gridiron Great Bradshaw to address Farm Bureau

Published Aug. 12, 2009

Terry Bradshaw, four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, two-time Super Bowl “Most Valuable Player” and Pro Football Hall of Fame member, will deliver the keynote address at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 91st annual meeting on Jan. 11, 2010, in Seattle, Wash.

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Gail Lierer (Butler), Cy Prettyman (Marion), Mike Yoder (Tuscarawas), Jayne Wallace (Harrison) & John Davis (Carroll)

County Farm Bureaus receive awards for outstanding programming

Published Aug. 11, 2009

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) recognized county Farm Bureaus for their outstanding activities and achievements during the past year at the organization’s annual leadership conference held in Columbus Aug. 10 and 11.

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Ohio Farm Bureau and Bob Evans Recipe Contest Winners to be Announced

Published Aug. 5, 2009

Eight finalists named in competition to receive free Bob Evans grocery products for a year.

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State Fair kicks off with visit from Governor

Published Jul. 29, 2009

The Ohio State Fair got off to a soggy start on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of eager fairgoers and the activity in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) “Land and Living” exhibit.

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Campbell, Dorman, White, Bumgarner (seated)

Ohio Farm Bureau assembles team for new Center for Food and Animal Issues

Published Jul. 28, 2009

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.

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Farm Bureau members get Back to Basics

Published Jul. 24, 2009

For nearly 70 Ohioans, a recent trip to the Bob Evans Farm in southeast Ohio was all about getting back to basics.

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Dr. Dorman

Dorman named Director of Food Programs for Center for Food and Animal Issues

Published Jul. 23, 2009

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has named Leah Dorman, D.V.M., as director of food programs for its Center for Food and Animal Issues.

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Children learned how to milk cows at last year's fair

Town Hall Ohio looks ahead to the Ohio State Fair

Published Jul. 22, 2009

Ohio Expo Center and State Fair General Manager Virgil Strickler and Marketing and Public Relations Director Christina Leeds, will discuss the vast variety of attractions for fairgoers at the 156th Ohio State Fair.

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AFBF: Tax Code Change Would Benefit America's Hungry

Published Jul. 20, 2009

The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging members of Congress to support a change to the tax code that makes it more feasible for farmers and ranchers to donate food they grow to charitable organizations.

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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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Stenholm to speak at Leadership Conference

Published Jul. 16, 2009

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.

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May We Introduce…

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Jeff Mason - Henry County and Amanda Denes - organization director for Erie, Huron and Lorain counties

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Nationwide News - How Safe Is Your Farm?

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Because farming and ranching are as much a lifestyle as an occupation, the entire family – including children and seniors – are often exposed to the many hazards associated with an agricultural workplace.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Golf Outing

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation's recent annual golf outing

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On Your Behalf

Published Jul. 16, 2009

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

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Rick Chiricosta, President & CEO Medical Mutual of Ohio

A message to Ohio Farm Bureau members

Published Jul. 16, 2009

There is an old saying that suggests, “There is strength in numbers.” If that is true, our partnership with Ohio Farm Bureau is as solid as a rock. In these rough economic times, it is comforting to know that together we are meeting challenges head-on.

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Plan for the future now with a wealth transfer plan

Published Jul. 16, 2009

In the mid 1980s when he was still chairman of Nationwide Insurance, Frank Sollars started working on an estate plan to pass on the farm to his five children. He wanted to make sure his family was taken care of and the process made as simple as possible.

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Our Take: Livestock Care Standards Board offers better approach

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Good public policy will allow Ohio farmers to continue provide safe, local foods and proper care for their animals.

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Turfgrass industry pumps $3 billion into Ohio

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Ohio’s turfgrass industry is growing, providing billions of dollars in economic output for the state, according to a recently released study.

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News Briefs

Published Jul. 16, 2009

broadband, ag exports and imports, food safety bill farm bill and Ohio FSA.

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Visitors can see chicks hatch as they learn about egg production in Ohio. File Photo

Meet us at the fair

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Be sure to stop by the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort Building at the 155th Ohio State Fair July 29 through Aug. 9. Features include a giant corn climbing wall, kiddie tractor course, chicks, ducklings, poults, the Our Ohio art display and a free plant for children under age 12.

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Taken at their word

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Ear-catching quotes from the past few weeks.

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AFBF to recognize local innovation

Published Jul. 16, 2009

County Farm Bureaus and local Farm Bureau members are invited to apply for an opportunity to be recognized by American Farm Bureau Federation for outstanding Farm Bureau programs and innovations.

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Farm Bureau communications receive national awards

Published Jul. 16, 2009

OFBF’s communication projects recently received recognition through the American Farm Bureau Public Relations award.

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OFBF's Southeast Region Ambassador Club

County News

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Perry, Stark, Huron, Hocking County Farm Bureaus and the Southeast Region.

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Growing a Masterpiece project & upcoming events

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Local action protects area farmers from road restriction

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Harrison County Farm Bureau took immediate action when a village council talked about enforcing the weight limit on a road used by chicken producers.

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Take Care: Farmers say proposed livestock board is good for ag & consumers

Published Jul. 16, 2009

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.

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OFBF is working closely with lawmakers to protect farmers from national legislative efforts that could hinder operations

Climate change, water bills pose threat

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Despite an amendment to improve the measure for agriculture, Farm Bureau believes climate change legislation approved by the U.S. House still falls short.

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The line above indicates the divide between the Lake Erie and Ohio River drainage basins.

Advisory board working to develop recommendations on Lake Erie water use

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Last year, Ohio was among the eight Midwest states and two Canadian provinces to ratify the Great Lakes Compact — an agreement that governs the use and prevents the diversion of water from the Great Lakes.

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Fisher spoke in support of a bill introduced by Sen. Karen Gillmor (r) that aims to increase the use of bioproducts Ohio

Senator, farm groups urge state to choose bio-products

Published Jul. 16, 2009

A bill introduced by Sen. Karen Gillmor, R-Tiffin, would implement a program in Ohio to expand the use of bio-products by state agencies.

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AFBF: Climate Bill Embarks on a Fool's Errand

Published Jul. 15, 2009

AFBF President Bob Stallman said House-passed climate legislation will have little to no impact on global temperatures. Testifying before a Senate Committee, he said without the adoption of similar actions by other countries, the U.S. "will be embarking on a fool's errand."

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General Assembly Approves Livestock Care Standards Board Resolution

Published Jul. 13, 2009

Farm and Commodity Groups Applaud General Assembly's Action to Approve Resolution Authorizing Livestock Care Standards Board Ballot Measure

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U.S. corn production was estimated at 12.29 billion bushels

AFBF: Conditions Point to Big Corn Crop, Lower Prices

Published Jul. 13, 2009

Ideal growing conditions across much of the Corn Belt so far this summer point to the second-largest corn crop ever, which is bringing a bearish tone to the market, according to Terry Francl, senior economist with the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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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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AFBF: Nationwide, Food Prices Trending Down

Published Jul. 7, 2009

Retail food prices at the supermarket decreased slightly for the third consecutive quarter, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey.

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HSUS President Wayne Pacelle addresses issues relevant to Ohio

Published Jul. 1, 2009

HSUS President Wayne Pacelle visited with AgriTalk host Mike Adams Wednesday, addressing numerous issues, specifically Mr. Pacelle's visit to Ohio, HSUS's ballot measure and his reaction to the effort to create an Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. Read and listen to the interview here.

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Contact legislative leaders on this important issue for agriculture

ACTION ALERT! - Urge final passage of Livestock Care Standards Board Resolution

Published Jun. 30, 2009

The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Proposed Constitution Amendment, which received broad bipartisan support in both the House and Senate last week is currently awaiting critical final action by lawmakers. Contact your legislative leaders today to urge final passage.

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AFBF to recognize outstanding programs, innovative farmers

Published Jun. 29, 2009

County Farm Bureaus and local Farm Bureau members are invited to apply for an opportunity to be recognized by American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) for outstanding Farm Bureau programs and innovations.

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Senate joins House in support of Livestock Care Standards Board

Published Jun. 25, 2009

Lawmakers vote to give Ohioans an opportunity to support farm animal care in November.

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AFBF President Bob Stallman statement on Climate Change

Published Jun. 25, 2009

“Climate change legislation working its way to a vote on the House floor this week continues to be seriously flawed. The bill’s provisions and omissions are very problematic for U.S. agriculture, our national economy and domestic energy security.

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