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Stimulus money has positive impacts for farmers

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Stimulus package investments in infrastructure, broadband and renewable energy are of particular interest to Ohio farmers.

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Senate bill aims to incentivize biogas

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, D, joined a bipartisan group of seven senators in introducing the bill, which seeks to reduce billions of gallons of fossil fuels through renewable energy sources produced from animal waste.

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Taken at their word

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Ear-catching quotes from the past few weeks

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MILC program helps dairy farmers cope with falling milk prices

Published Feb. 26, 2009

The Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC), which was initially authorized in the 2002 Farm Bill, provides monthly payments to producers when market prices drop below the program’s defined trigger price.

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Farm Bureau sets legislative priorities

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Based on policies developed by its members, OFBF’s board of trustees has set seven public policy priority issues for 2009. These issues will help focus OFBF’s legislative efforts in the coming year.

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Read about 4-H PetPALS in the next Our Ohio magazine. Photo by Bryan Rinnert

Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Feb. 26, 2009

The March/April issue of Our Ohio will feature a story on two produce auctions and how they can be a travel destination to visit or maybe an event to make a purchase.

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Ryan and Nikki McClure

Paulding County couple appointed to AFBF young farmer committee

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Ryan and Nikki McClure of Grover Hill were recently appointed by AFBF President Bob Stallman to serve on the organization’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.

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Centenarian shares Farm Bureau history. Photo courtesy Mahoning County Farm Bureau

County News

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Mahoning, Seneca

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Coming next on Ohio Farm & Country

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Ohio Farm and Country in March will share stories of people telling their stories.

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Nationwide News

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Two Northeast state Farm Bureaus become sponsors of Nationwide

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Ohio BWC extends group rating program filing date

Published Feb. 26, 2009

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is extending the filing date for group rating programs. As a result, OFBF members may submit AC-3 authorizations for group rating programs until April 1.

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On Your Behalf

Published Feb. 26, 2009

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

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Opinion: Animal ID column leaves questions unanswered

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Savery Rorimer, Cuyahoga County

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Opinion: Article's intent was educating farmers, creditors

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Larry Gearhardt, OFBF senior director, local affairs

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A mobile slaughterhouse could serve farmers interested in raising poultry on a small scale. Photo by iStockphoto.com

Ohio looking into mobile or regional poultry slaughterhouse

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Currently, Ohio only has one small poultry processor in the northwestern area of the state, making it inconvenient and expensive for farmers who live far away.

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Teacher’s Lounge

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Help spread the word about OFBF’s new teacher newsletter.

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$2,500 reward

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Vic Fisher of Union County recently received Ohio Farm Bureau's $2,500 reward for submitting information that led to the conviction of criminals who stole property from Farm Bureau members.

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May We Introduce…

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Doug Hafer, Marion County; Allen Gahler, organization director for Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood counties.

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Opinion: Members should have supported Premise ID policy

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Bill McKarns, Columbiana County

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Ohio farmers take political award

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Last month, American Farm Bureau recognized Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's (OFBF) policy team and grassroots activity as among the nation's best.

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OFBF believes that the costs of regulating rual dust in would likely outweigh any benefit. Photo by istockphoto.com

Ag dealt a blow in dust case

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Court ruling creates potential for more regulations on dust produced by farmers.

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Role of local government in question

Published Mar. 12, 2009

As a state commission rethinks local government in Ohio, some township trustees are bristling at notions to consolidate or eliminate the office they hold.

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Healing the cuts

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau is encouraging lawmakers to restore funding that was cut from Ohio State Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in the proposed state budget.

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News Briefs

Published Mar. 12, 2009

U.S. Senate candidates, NAFTA, corn coalition, COOL, farm income, ethanol, farm bill

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Domenick, Sayre, Wagner, Schuring, Gibbs and Wilson

A look at the new state legislature

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Several key Ohio House and Senate committees for agriculture have new chairmen and many have been strong supporters of agriculture.

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