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OFBF working on helping members deal with the Affordable Care Act

Published Dec. 19, 2013

With the introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, OFBF has been studying the intricacies of the act and how it affects the entire health care industry. In the works is a health benefits plan to help Ohio Farm Bureau members deal with ACA issues

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OFBF weighs in on Supreme Court property rights case

Published Oct. 15, 2010

Concerned that it could have implications for farmers across Ohio, Ohio Farm Bureau recently filed a brief with the Supreme Court in a case affecting the rights of landowners along Lake Erie.

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Dr. Leah Dorman

OFBF wants broad dialogue on antibiotic issues

Published Aug. 16, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau is helping to coordinate a national symposium that will explore issues surrounding antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance.

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OFBF urges withdrawal of WOTUS rule

Published May. 1, 2015

Ohio Farm Bureau has asked all Ohio members of the U.S. House of Representatives to support a bill that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw its controversial Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.

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Advisory teams are one of many ways members provide grassroots input on policies and programs.

OFBF to switch to issue-based advisory teams

Published Aug. 12, 2014

After a review of the program, OFBF decided to switch to advisory teams that are specifically issue focused and driven and to reduce the number of teams from nine to eight.

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OFBF testifies in favor of ODA administering part of NPDES program

Published Dec. 17, 2009

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has the expertise needed to administer parts of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, Ohio Farm Bureau’s Director of Legislative Relations Chris Henney recently told Ohio lawmakers.

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OFBF testifies about CAUV; tax department implements changes to formula

Published May. 29, 2015

With the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) rates for 2015 expected to be released in a couple of weeks, Ohio Farm Bureau was asked to testify about CAUV and describe its latest set of recommendations for changes to the formula.

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OFBF teams up with FFA on summer youth camp

Published Apr. 17, 2012

The camp is open to high school students (must have at least finished freshman year) and is June 22-25. The cost is $130 with limited scholarships available.

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Gov. Kasich talking to one of the 200 FFA members that attended the Ohio Legislative Leadership Conference.

OFBF teaches students about government at new FFA conference

Published Oct. 3, 2012

Ohio FFA Association held its new Ohio Legislative Leadership Conference (OLLC) Sept. 26, at which Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) staff taught 200 FFA members about government, advocating for agriculture in government, and helped them prepare to meet their legislators.

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OFBF taking applications for next AgriPOWER Institute

Published Mar. 12, 2010

The deadline to apply for Ohio Farm Bureau’s next AgriPOWER Institute is June 1.

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Jack Fisher

OFBF supports performance audits for state government

Published Feb. 24, 2011

In a letter to Ohio lawmakers, Ohio Farm Bureau outlined its support for House Bill 2, which would advance the concept of performance audits for many state agency programs and activities.

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OFBF supports manure regulation transfer, pending nutrient law

Published Dec. 4, 2014

This week Ohio Farm Bureau testified about House Bill 490. OFBF supports a measure to transfer manure management regulations from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to the Ohio Department of Agriculture as well as a nutrient management provision for the Western Lake Erie Basin.

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OFBF supports compensation adjustment for judges

Published May. 4, 2015

Ohio Farm Bureau’s board voted recently to support pay increases for Ohio judges. In a briefing to the board, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Maureen O’Connor talked about her work to increase judicial pay.

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Rep. Sandra Stabile Harwood led the way to stop trespassers.

OFBF successfully addresses ATV trespassing

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation effectively lobbied to get language in the state transportation budget that could curb All-Terrain Vehicle trespassing.

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Fisher and Gillmor

OFBF strongly supports Bio-products Bill

Published Jun. 19, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Executive Vice President Jack Fisher is confident a new bill will preserve and create new jobs by capitalizing on the strength of Ohio’s agriculture and polymer industries.

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OFBF steps up water quality outreach

Published Aug. 16, 2012

With the release of the Ohio Clean Lakes Initiative this summer, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is increasing its education efforts on water quality as well as contributing financially to research on the issue.

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Humane officers hear from livestock experts about proper treatment for farm animals.

OFBF sponsors training classes for humane officers

Published Apr. 19, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau is hosting a series of meetings to help humane officers and others who deal with animal care complaints have a better understanding of farm animal care and production practices.

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OFBF sponsors Ohio Cattlemen’s BEST Program

Published Nov. 22, 2011

BEST is a youth development program based on a series of sanctioned cattle shows held throughout Ohio.

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OFBF sponsors Cattlemen’s BEST program

Published Jan. 15, 2009

The BEST program is a youth development program recognizing Ohio’s junior beef exhibitors through a series of sanctioned steer and heifer shows.

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Ohio Farm Bureau's Adam Sharp shares what went into Issue 2 with Farm Bureau members in Seattle

OFBF shares Issue 2 successes at AFBF annual meeting

Published Jan. 11, 2010

Agricultural unity key to taking ownership of animal welfare debate.

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OFBF shares ideas with Nationwide at National Policyholder Conference

Published Nov. 20, 2012

As a sponsor of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Ohio Farm Bureau continues to endorse its policies and services and recommend that members work with Nationwide to serve their insurance needs.

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OFBF sets priorities for upcoming year

Published Mar. 12, 2010

OFBF recently laid out its state policy priorities for 2010. Here’s a glimpse at some of the ways OFBF will be working on behalf of its members.

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OFBF selects Children’s Literature Award winner

Published Mar. 26, 2009

The Communications Committee of the Ohio Farm Bureau board of trustees has selected Farmer George Plants a Nation written by Peggy Thomas with paintings by Layne Johnson as the 2009 winner of the annual OFBF Children’s Literature Award.

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OFBF responds to high nitrate water warning in Columbus

Published Jun. 12, 2015

Farm Bureau members and staff responded quickly when the city of Columbus issued a high nitrate warning for water supplied by one of its three treatment plants.

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OFBF responds to Dispatch editorial

Published Sep. 1, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation sent the following letter to the editor in response to The Columbus Dispatch's "Keep Your Word" editorial regarding the agreement made between Ohio's agricultural community and The Humane Society of the United States.

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