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Ohio's county Farm Bureau presidents will be taking their annual trip to Washington, D.C. March 4-6. Check here for the latest updates from Ohio Farm Bureau, media across the state, and the farmers on the ground on Capitol Hill.
Hundreds of Ohio Farm Bureau members from throughout the state will converge in Columbus on Feb. 12 to discuss the organization's priority issues for the year and meet with their legislators. Follow all the updates here.
Many Ohio Farm Bureau members and staff will travel to San Antonio Jan. 11-15 to celebrate this past year's achievements and represent Ohio as Farm Bureau policy priorities are set for the coming year. Follow along here as we share the story from the digital eyes and ears of those in attendance.
Follow the latest updates from American Farm Bureau's 94th Annual Meeting, Jan. 13-16, 2013.
Ohio Farm Bureau's Jack Fisher discusses the new "Every Member Sign a Member" sweepstakes, in which members can enter to win a truck and several other prizes.
For Ohio Farm Bureau's Jack Fisher, a trip to the grocery store's bread aisle highlights the variety of food choices available in the United States, the price we pay for our food here and abroad, and who ultimately has control over food prices.
Preview Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Executive Vice President Jack Fisher's "Up Front" editorial column for the March/April issue of Our Ohio magazine.
Despite poring through studies, reports and opinions, Ohio Farm Bureau's Jack Fisher says instinct rather than intellect tells him there is something wrong with Ohio's estate tax. .
Ohio Farm Bureau’s grassroots policy development process gives all active members an equal say in directing the organization. While you’re encouraged to bring up any issues important to you, here are a few current policy issues for you to consider.
'Let loose to die in the woods.' 'Starved to death.' 'Tied to a stranger’s trailer.' All of these are write-in comments from horse owners responding to the 2009 Unwanted Horse Survey about the neglect and abuse of horses that they have seen nationwide.
A recent inspection of an Ohio farm by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration raised qustions about the scope of the agency's oversight. Leah Curtis, Ohio Farm Bureau's Director of Agricultural Law, explains the exemption that has typically applied to small farms.
The Ohio Produce Marketing Agreement, which will set voluntary standards for farmers, has been considered for several years. Legislation passed in 2012 paved the way for voluntary programs such as this.
JEDD and JEDZ projects have become quite popular with local governments, but what do they really do?
There will be a Young Agriculture Professionals leadership conference on March 6-7.
America’s appetite for lamb and wool is outpacing the supply provided by American sheep farmers.
It’s an effort to show that America’s farmers and ranchers share consumers’ values, to emphasize dedication to continuous improvement and to engage key customer decision makers in the dialogue about the value of modern food production.
Hamilton and Wayne County Farm Bureaus are two of the 25 county Farm Bureaus nationwide recognized by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) for innovative program ideas in this year’s County Activities of Excellence (CAE) Awards program.
Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau took the idea of hosting a barbecue burnoff and turned it into an event that pulled together the community, raised money for a local hospice and promoted Farm Bureau, Nationwide and OSU Extension.
As the combined turnpike legislation and transportation budget head to the Governor for his signature, Ohio Farm Bureau Director of State Policy Brandon Kern takes a look back at the success Farm Bureau has had in working with lawmakers throughout the process to include provisions addressing concerns raised by Farm Bureau members during policy development.
Ohio’s turfgrass industry is growing, providing billions of dollars in economic output for the state, according to a recently released study.
As Ohio Farm Bureau reflects on another year of accomplishments, it is appropriate to revisit this fundamental question: "Who is Ohio Farm Bureau?"
Hint: It's not a team of hired professionals in an office building in Columbus.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is wrapping up listening sessions regarding rule changes placing regulatory burdens on vehicles traveling within Ohio with a 10,000- to 26,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating.
Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Legal Education Leah Curtis has received several calls recently about variances for gross vehicle weight, axle weight and tire weight limits. Here are six reminders from Curtis to clear up any confusion.
By encouraging a friend or neighbor to join Ohio Farm Bureau, more than 1,000 volunteers kicked off this year’s campaign to grow their organization and its efforts to connect Ohioans on important issues.
The Wayne County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a Family Farm Trivia Contest in which listeners have the opportunity to win grocery gift cards by answering a daily agricultural trivia question.
The purpose of Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual county presidents’ trip to Washington, D.C. is for local Farm Bureau leaders to have conversations with their lawmakers about legislation and regulation and to represent the voices of Farm Bureau members in their counties.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation was successful in advocating for amendments to the transportation bill that align with several of the organization’s priority issues and general policy positions.
When one of the nation’s largest meatpackers opened its beef slaughter plant to a camera crew from The Oprah Winfrey Show, few were predicting the company would earn a pat on the back from a leading food system critic and positive words from Winfrey herself.
Ohio Farm Bureau continues to share the message that job growth and a strengthened economy would result from expanding Ohio’s position in international trade.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s weekly Town Hall Ohio radio program recently focused on trade, why it’s often portrayed negatively in political ads, and what Ohioans need to know. Joe Cornely hosts this video recap.
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.
The tour showcased both the successes and challenges to the agriculture industry in Wayne County.
Producers of beef, hogs and chicken may have to wait for the global recession to end before they can expect any significant price improvement.
Strickland describes economic plans, challenges on OFBF radio show
Members & guests at OFBF's 91st annual meeting had their choice of unique gifts highlighting Ohio’s rural communities & OFBF’s corporate friends in the OFB Foundation Rural-Urban Community Auction.
When you need to recruit someone new to help with a local activity, what’s your strategy?
Nationwide Insurance has compiled five years of RV claims data that show tire problems and roof damage are two of the leading issues its customers face.
Ohio newspaper says Humane Society of the United States should "cage itself" and give Ohio-based board a fair shot.
At a Congressional hearing in July, American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman said the 2012 Farm Bill must continue to provide a dependable safety net while also being fiscally responsible.
Ohio Farm Bureau members share pointers to increasing memberships
We get a lot of calls into the office about whether a farm needs a spill plan – the official title is Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures – and honestly, it is a bit of a maze to determine but the experts at U.S. EPA who walked us through it on the webinar made the process manageable.
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.
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.
When the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance set out to start a new conversation about the future of food, it made sure it wasn’t forgetting current trends showing where an increasing number of conversations are being held.
They don't walk the barns every day. They don't balance the farm books. They don't feed the world. But they are going to tell you how to do it. And that's why you need to vote "Yes" on Issue 2. Without it, emotionally-driven regulations loom over all farmers.
At Ohio Farm Bureau’s 2013 annual meeting, members called for the establishment of a study group that includes 22 county leaders who would analyze and make recommendations on a new membership model for the organization to ensure its future strength.
Union County's North Union Elementary third graders visited New Day Farms in Raymond, Tuesday, on an all expense paid field trip. North Union student Emma Crusey won the field trip for her classmates when she wrote one of the winning essays in Ohio Livestock Coalition’s essay contest.
The Ohio Livestock Coalition has announced the winner of a statewide essay contest for third graders in response to the question “How do Ohio farmers make sure we have good, safe food to eat?”
Ohioans will be voting in May whether to expand funding for a program that has created jobs through investment in research and development of new technologies, including advanced projects involving agriculture.