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The Beef Checkoff: Securing my future

Published Feb. 12, 2014

In 1985, the Beef Checkoff was started to promote the beef industry. Simply put, $1 from every head sold goes back to the industry. Half of that stays in Ohio and the other half goes to national programs.

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The benefits of local food production and the need to feed the world

Published Jun. 11, 2010

A report released this spring detailed the benefits of having a thriving local food system, saying it can help boost an area’s economy and make it less reliant on outside food sources. On the other hand, some say that placing too much emphasis on local food systems and not large scale food production can hurt efforts to feed the world.

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While late rains have helped some crops recover, for many farmers across Ohio, the damage was already done.

The Drought of 2012

Published Aug. 16, 2012

Ohio has been spared from the drought’s most extreme damage, but many of the state’s farmers are expecting losses more severe than in recent memory.

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These are the faces of Issue 2

The Faces of Issue 2

Published Oct. 5, 2009

Out of state animal rights activists say Issue 2 is about “big ag” and not family farms. With nearly 60,000 family farmers in its membership, Ohio Farm Bureau knows this isn’t true. Meet some multigenerational family farmers who agree.

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The Facts About Egg Safety in Ohio

Published Jun. 21, 2010

A guest editorial by Robert Boggs, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture

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