Winter weather is on the way. But that doesn’t freeze up the events, activities and opportunities for Ohio’s county Farm Bureaus. Here’s this month’s update.
News & Events
- Congress extends tax breaks beneficial to farmers
- Hirsch: What we do at this meeting matters
- Ohio needs more infrastructure, food processing to meet demand for local food
- Tips for entrepreneurs overheard at the Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum
- Catlett tells farmers to prepare for the golden age of agriculture
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Agriculture mourns death of Ohio farm broadcaster Lindsay Hill.
To make the best use of member resources, the Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood county Farm Bureaus have adjusted their operations.
Most individuals working in an agricultural setting know it can happen, but bins and silo entrapments still killed more than two dozen people in the United States last year.
Nominations for the Excellence in Crop Advising Award are now being accepted by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) and the Ohio Certified Crop Advising Program.
County Farm Bureau members, community leaders and members of the Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) have an opportunity to recognize the efforts neighbors have made in rural Ohio to positively develop and enhance relationships and communications.
The Ohio Certified Crop Adviser Program is currently seeking nominations for the 2011 Ohio Certified Crop Adviser of the Year award.
This past weekend the Ohio Farm Bureau put on a summer tour for the Young Ag Professionals. This event intrigued me because they had many tour options and I felt it would be a great way to network with other members of Farm Bureau as well as learn about some great places within the state.
Here at Ohio Farm Bureau we are really excited about the next generation of leaders in food and farming, particularly when we are able to participate in events like Ohio FFA Association's Ohio Legislative Leadership Conference. A few of our public policy staff members recently helped put on a workshop at the conference for 200 Ohio FFA student leaders.
Ohio Farm Bureau President Steve Hirsch was recently in Washington, D.C. to visit with several lawmakers and their staff. | The Fertilizer Institute announced that between 1980 and 2010, U.S. farmers nearly doubled corn production using slightly fewer fertilizer nutrients than were used in 1980.
OFBF Responds to Dispatch Series, Legislation would give U.S. EPA more authority over water issues, E15 approved for newer vehicles; Video outlines Farm Bill debate
Congressional committees advance Free Trade Agreements; Tariffs lifted as truck dispute resolved; Supreme Court says states can’t enforce greenhouse gas rules
The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing revisions to regulations on child labor. | The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is taking up the topic of agriculture’s labor issues. | The Senate Appropriations Committee is working on the agriculture spending bill for fiscal 2012.
An updated report on the science surrounding Chesapeake Bay water quality confirms that serious and significant differences exist between the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Bay Model” and the model authored by the Agriculture Department.
U.S. government investing in 'drop-in' biofuels; Agritourism offering economic boost; New interactive farming game; USDA awards grant for lake restoration effort
U.S. agriculture is paying the price for inaction on Mexican Trucks. | American Farm Bureau supports Microbusiness Credit Act
The Agriculture Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are partnering up to reduce fraud in farm programs.
American Farm Bureau Federation is urging Congress to help ensure rural Americans have the same access to high-speed broadband Internet services that Americans in more populated areas enjoy.
Farm income & expenses forecast, broadband funds, new commission, pork support, value-added grants, new Web site for beginning farmers and country of origin labels.
Renewable Fuel Standard, Trade, New Ag Secretary, AFBF membership, Equine Task Force
House ag committee, CAFO air emissions, rural education, ammonium nitrate, Great Lakes Advisory Board, Trends and Issues Conference
COOL, Equine bill, Trends and Issues Conference
U.S. Senate candidates, NAFTA, corn coalition, COOL, farm income, ethanol, farm bill
Ethanol, greenhouse gases, ACRE calculator, Young Farmers, animal rights,
Labor dispute, IRS data, antibiotics, farm subsidies