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Bio-based toner resin offers eco-friendly alternative

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Advanced Image Resources Inc. (AIR) is giving consumers a choice to use their printers and copiers and be environmentally friendly while doing it.

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Council report aims to boost local, nutritious foods

Published Sep. 24, 2009

The Ohio Food Policy Council released its progress report that sets final recommendations and goals to help improve the local food system in Ohio and advance access to healthy food.

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Take breaks, keep phone and radio nearby when working alone

Published Sep. 24, 2009

All Jim Westfall wanted to do was clean up his tractor and get the lime off it. But the way he did it almost killed him.

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Grants available through OFB Foundation

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) is inviting community service groups in rural, suburban and/or urban settings, as well as independent producers and agribusinesses, to apply for a series of grants to fund programs highlighting agriculture and its impact on the community.

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American Farm Bureau backs Health Insurance Tax Credit

Published Sep. 22, 2009

Health insurance costs are an ongoing and significant expense for farmers and ranchers and must be reduced so that they do not burden farm and ranch businesses with costs they cannot afford, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman told members of the Senate Finance Committee.

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What’s in the Ohio Constitution and why Issue 2 is a good fit

Published Sep. 18, 2009

Does Issue 2 fit in Ohio's Constitution?

Simply put, the answer is "Yes."

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This Means You

Published Sep. 10, 2009

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.

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Without Issue 2, emotionally-driven regulations loom over all farmers

Published Sep. 10, 2009

Anticipation that has gripped Ohio’s farm community for months recently culminated in a conference room when a dairy farmer took the microphone, stood up among 600 of his peers and declared, “We are going to win this. We are going to win.”

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From left, OFBF's Mike Bumgarner with Farm Credit Services directors Andrew Wilson, Roger Earley and George Stebbins

Farm Credit Services makes $100,000 commitment to support livestock farmers

Published Sep. 10, 2009

The agricultural lending cooperative Farm Credit Services is giving $100,000 to support two initiatives that aim to advance Ohio’s livestock community.

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Ohio Farm Bureau hits all-time high membership

Published Sep. 10, 2009

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its 42nd consecutive year of membership growth reaching a record 235,064 members. OFBF membership grew a total 1,003 members over 2008.

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AgriPOWER class hears from HSUS rep

Published Sep. 10, 2009

Paul Shapiro, the director of the Humane Society of the United States’ (HSUS) Factory Farming Campaign, recently spoke to OFBF's AgriPOWER Institute, a group of individuals wishing to enhance their leadership skills in becoming advocates for agriculture.

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News Briefs

Published Sep. 10, 2009

Virtual PTO study, Farm land values drop, CSP sign-up, and USDA offers financial restructuring

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Sep. 10, 2009

Bob Evans recipe contest winners, Growing a Masterpiece update and coming on 'Our Ohio' TV

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Gear up for Issue 2 at Farm Science Review

Published Sep. 10, 2009

With an anticipated 140,000 visitors to the Farm Science Review, Ohio Farm Bureau hopes to draw not only new OFBF members but supporters for creating the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.

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Petzel named vice president of communications

Published Sep. 10, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau recently named Pat Petzel vice president of communications.

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County News

Published Sep. 10, 2009

Harrison, Putnam and Morgan County Farm Bureaus

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On Your Behalf

Published Sep. 10, 2009

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

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OFBF leaders attend Nationwide Conference

Published Sep. 10, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau participants joined representatives of Farm Bureaus from seven other states at Nationwide’s National Policyholder Conference held this summer in Columbus.

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County programs receive recognition

Published Sep. 10, 2009

While county Farm Bureau volunteers were busy gearing up for the Issue 2 campaign and the next year of programming, the 2009 Leadership Conference was also a time to recognize outstanding achievements over the past year.

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AFBF: Pork, Dairy Sectors Need Support

Published Sep. 8, 2009

America’s pork and dairy producers have lost much of their equity over the last year. With a wave of restructuring and forced herd sales expected over the next few months, the American Farm Bureau Federation asked President Obama to initiate and continue several national measures to provide relief.

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OFB Foundation accepting applications for Agriculture Action & Awareness Grants

Published Sep. 2, 2009

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) invites community service groups in rural, suburban and/or urban settings, as well as independent producers and agribusinesses to apply for a series of grants for 2010 to fund programs highlighting agriculture and its impact on the community.

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Soy-Based Toner Now Available in Replacement Printer Cartridges

Published Sep. 2, 2009

A soy-based toner created with soybean oil, called AgriTone, is now available for select laser printers.

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From L: Mike Bumgarner accepts a $50,000 check from FCS’s Andrew Wilson, Roger Earley and George Stebbins

Farm Credit Services makes $100,000 commitment to support livestock farmers

Published Sep. 2, 2009

The agricultural lending cooperative Farm Credit Services is giving $100,000 to support two initiatives that aim to advance Ohio’s livestock community.

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OSIA supports Issue 2 to Create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

Published Sep. 2, 2009

The Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) is uniting with Ohio’s farm community to support the passage of State Issue 2, a ballot measure that will create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, on Election Day, Nov. 3.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Hits All-Time High Membership

Published Sep. 2, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its 42nd consecutive year of membership growth, reaching a record 235,064 members. This is an increase of 1,003 members since 2008.

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Ohioans voice opposition to House climate bill

Published Aug. 31, 2009

Saying that it would kill jobs, raise consumer costs and make America less competitive, hundreds of Ohioans rallied in Lima Aug. 21 against climate legislation passed by the U.S. House.

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Petzel named OFBF Vice President of Communications

Published Aug. 28, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), Ohio’s largest general farm organization, has named Patricia Petzel vice president of communications.

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Fisher updates rural radio audience on Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

Published Aug. 26, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau's executive vice president gives an update on the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board in a national rural radio interview.

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Members of Ohio Farm Bureau's second AgriPOWER class

Ohio Farm Bureau Kicks-off Second AgriPOWER Institute Program

Published Aug. 25, 2009

Twenty-two Ohioans interested in becoming future leaders, advocates and activists for Ohio agriculture have been selected by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation to participate in its AgriPOWER program, which was launched last year as an elite training program for farmers and agribusiness professionals.

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AFBF President responds to "vicious attack on modern farmers"

Published Aug. 24, 2009

Read American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman's response to a controversial TIME magazine article.

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Web-Based Hunter Access Program available August 26

Published Aug. 24, 2009

Pilot project to be focused in Harrison, Jefferson, Tuscarawas and Carroll counties.

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Rye is often used as a cover crop

CTIC Seeks Ohio farmers to demonstrate Cover Crops

Published Aug. 21, 2009

The Conservation Technology Information Center is looking for Ohio farmers who are interested in cover crops to participate in its “Using Cover Crops to Facilitate the Transition to Continuous No-Till,” project.

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Ohio Attorney General Cordray to appear on Town Hall Ohio

Published Aug. 20, 2009

State Attorney General Richard Cordray is this week’s featured guest on Town Hall Ohio. Elected Ohio Attorney General in November 2008, Cordray previously served as Ohio Treasurer of State, Franklin County Treasurer, State Representative, and as Ohio’s first Solicitor General.

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Ohio Farm Bureau, Bob Evans Recipe Contest winners announced

Published Aug. 19, 2009

Four Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) members will receive Bob Evans grocery products for a year and more after having been named winners of a recipe contest hosted by Ohio’s largest general farming organization and the Ohio-based restaurant chain.

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Clockwise from top left: Haley, Palsgrove, Spiker and Staley

Ohio Farm Bureau names Discussion Meet finalists

Published Aug. 14, 2009

Four state finalists have been named in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2009 Discussion Meet. They are Pam Haley of West Salem, Cassandra Palsgrove of Pickerington, Andrew Spiker of Adamsville and Kelly Staley of Fredericktown.

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What is Issue 2, and what does it do?

Published Aug. 14, 2009

Learn how your vote in Ohio can ensure that animals used in food production are healthy and well cared for, food is safe and of the highest quality, locally produced food is available at the grocery store and farmers are running their farms responsibly and following relevant regulations.

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County News

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Guernsey, Fairfield and Miami County Farm Bureaus

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Rural broadband Internet survey offers prizes

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau members have the opportunity to win one of six free computers or broadband Internet access for a year by providing feedback on their access to broadband connections.

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Campaign will back Ballot Issue

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board officially certified as State Issue 2.

"Ohioans for Livestock Care" to educate voters on why the measure is good for farmers, consumers and animal care in Ohio

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Grocery Giveaway

Published Aug. 13, 2009

This fall, three lucky Ohioans will win free groceries for a year, all for taking a few minutes to listen to the men and women who produce the food they eat every day.

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Regulations could add up on farms

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Farm Bureau is working at the national level to defend farmers from what it believes to be onerous regulatory proposals.

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Team named for Center for Food and Animal Issues

Published Aug. 13, 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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Learn winning campaign techniques at September seminar

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Those interested in running for public office now or at some point in the future, will have an opportunity to sharpen their campaigning skills during a two-day seminar in Columbus Sept. 1 and 2.

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News Briefs

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Ag spending bills, feeding the hungry, Senate Ag Subcommittee, AFBF Task Force and cancer study

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Horse troubles growing

Published Aug. 13, 2009

More than 90 percent of respondents to a recent nationwide survey believe the number of unwanted horses, as well as those neglected and abused, is increasing.

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Young Ag Professional contests nearing

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau is looking for the top young agricultural professionals in the state to apply for the following contests.

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Next Our Ohio magazine, Growing a Masterpiece online, From Field to Table Festival and sharing ag messages with teachers

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Teachers bring ‘Link to Life’ to classrooms

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Six Ohio teachers recently took to the farm with Ohio Farm Bureau for the benefit of their classrooms and students.

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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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