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Steve Hirsch, second from left, told U.S. House lawmakers that efforts to address food safety should be practical.

OFBF’s Hirsch testifies on Capitol Hill

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) First Vice President Steve Hirsch believes that a single, one-size-fits-all national food safety system simply won’t work in the United States. He made that point last month while testifying before a U.S. House Ag subcommittee.

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NATIONWIDE NEWS - Certification assures top service

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Farming is a complex, high-risk business. And farmers should expect their insurance agent to provide a high quality farm policy, exceptional service and, most of all, an in-depth understanding of the risks and challenges of farming.

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Photo by Mercer County Farm Bureau

County News

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Medina, Mercer and Stark County Farm Bureaus.

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Hundreds of horse enthusiasts, including Farm Bureau members, rallied at the Statehouse last month.

Equine enthusiasts call for slots at racetracks

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Members of Ohio’s equine industry rallied at the Statehouse last month to support a measure to place slot machines in Ohio racetracks.

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Productive workers help drive membership push

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Productive OFBF workers have been a driving force behind this year’s membership campaign.

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Coming next on Ohio Farm & Country

Published Jun. 11, 2009

The July Ohio Farm and Country will feature a segment on how technology and research in the soybean seed industry has advanced over the years, and what might be on the horizon.

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‘09 Leadership Conference will help counties take action

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau’s Leadership Conference will be held Aug. 10 and 11 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus.

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Sign up now for youth conferences

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Ohio teens are invited to join together for a unique set of summer leadership conferences sponsored by OFBF.

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Deadlines upcoming for several Young Ag Professionals events

Published Jun. 11, 2009

A series of activities and contests for Young Agricultural Professionals are coming up, and the first deadline is this month.

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Jun. 11, 2009

'Our Ohio' advertising, dates to remember, coming in the next 'Our Ohio' and find us on Facebook & Twitter.

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Livestock lessons

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity, discusses animal agriculture issues with OFBF organization directors during a training meeting held last month in Columbus.

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May We Introduce…

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Richard Shelton, Adams County; Dale Arnold, director of OFBF’s Energy Services and Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation

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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation announces scholarship recipients

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholar Award,
Darwin Bryan Scholarship Program, Women’s Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship Program

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On Your Behalf

Published Jun. 11, 2009

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

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On the lamb

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Jon Ricciuto, an Ohio State University animal sciences student, prepares a lamb dish during the Ohio Lamb Chef’s Day in Delaware County.

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Send nominations for Outstanding Crop Adviser

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Once again, county Farm Bureaus, Ohio State University Extension offices and Soil and Water offices will have the opportunity to recognize Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) for their outstanding work with agricultural producers.

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OFBF recognized by poultry industry

Published Jun. 11, 2009

OFBF recently received the Ohio Poultry Partner Award for its longtime support of the state’s egg, turkey and chicken industries.

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The new Ohio Farm Bureau site is found at www.ofbf.org.

New Web site connects Farm Bureau to members and the public

Published Jun. 11, 2009

OFBF continued to add to its improved Web presence in May with the launch of the completely redesigned and upgraded Web site.

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Annual Meeting Dates and Locations - July and August

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Annual Meeting Dates and Locations - July and August

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Ohio is the nation's second largest egg producer

Report: Proposed livestock regulations would cost farmers

Published Jun. 10, 2009

A recent report from an Ohio State University economist says that if Ohio were to adopt regulations on animal production similar to those recently passed in California, the state’s egg industry “would be decimated.”

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AFBF: Broadband Internet Critical for Rural America

Published Jun. 9, 2009

People who live and work in rural America are often unable to access the same educational, medical, business and government services as Americans living in more populated areas, and access to modern broadband Internet service has the potential to correct this inequity, according to the AFBF.

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Bumgarner to lead OFBF Center for Food and Animal Issues

Published Jun. 9, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Michael A. Bumgarner has been named vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) new Center for Food and Animal Issues. His appointment is effective July 1, 2009.

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Extraordinary Ohioans committed to Ag Inducted into Ohio Ag Hall of Fame

Published Jun. 8, 2009

From the Ohio Agricultural Council

Four Ohioans who have committed their lives to working in, promoting and advocating for Ohio’s agriculture industry will be honored Friday, August 7, 2009 by the Ohio Agricultural Council (OAC), when they are inducted to the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame.

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Equine enthusiasts call for expanded gaming

Published May. 20, 2009

COLUMBUS - Members of Ohio’s equine industry rallied at the Statehouse Tuesday to support a measure to place slot machines in Ohio racetracks.

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The fate of Ohio

Published May. 14, 2009

Farmers determine direction as animal group moves in

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Farm Bureau concerned about EPA’s greenhouse gas findings

Published May. 14, 2009

The EPA recently published a proposed finding that current and projected concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere endanger public health and welfare.

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News Briefs

Published May. 14, 2009

H1N1 virus, food prices, climate change, crop insurance, organic farming, ethanol

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Hunters, landowners in favor of access program

Published May. 14, 2009

Hunters and landowners agree – it’s time to put a dent in the state’s wild deer herd. So does OFBF and the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

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USDA examining whether to make NAIS mandatory

Published May. 14, 2009

Saying that the United States has “got to have a system that works,” U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is vowing to make changes to the National Animal Identification System

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Farm Bureau opposed to antibiotic restrictions

Published May. 14, 2009

Legislation could jeopardize food safety

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New dairy labels withstand initial challenge

Published May. 14, 2009

A district court judge has upheld most of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) new rules for dairy labels.

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A staged accident and response teaches third-graders about ATV safety. Photo by Putnam County Farm Bureau

County News

Published May. 14, 2009

Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, Tuscarawas, Pickaway, Putnam, Butler, Wyandot

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OFBF, Bob Evans to host all-day seminar for members

Published May. 14, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau and Bob Evans are teaming up to present a how-to seminar for gardeners, food enthusiasts, property owners and animal lovers.

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published May. 14, 2009

Growing a Masterpiece, Bob Evans recipe contest, Ag in the Classroom

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Coming next on Ohio Farm & Country

Published May. 14, 2009

The June show will take a closer look at Gov. Ted Strickland’s education package, which he introduced at his State of the State address in January.

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Young ag professionals to spend day at zoo for this year’s Summer Retreat

Published May. 14, 2009

Young agricultural professionals will take a walk on the wild side this summer with an excursion to the Columbus Zoo.

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May We Introduce…

Published May. 14, 2009

Karen Neer, Clark County; Josh Henderson, organization director for Champaign, Clark and Madison counties

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Nationwide News

Published May. 14, 2009

Put safety first for younger workers

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On Your Behalf

Published May. 14, 2009

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

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Opinion: Cuts to Extension will be felt locally

Published May. 14, 2009

Gene Sulzener, Medina County

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Opinion: EPA is wrong to prejudge livestock farm

Published May. 14, 2009

~ Christopher Henney, OFBF Director of Legislative Relations

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Opinion:Thanks to OFBF’s trustees

Published May. 14, 2009

Bob and Autumn Morrison, Jefferson County

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Increasing income levels in the booming Chinese economy increase the demand for soy products.

Opinion: OSC testing the waters of China’s sea of soybean export potential

Published May. 14, 2009

by Matt Reese

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Farmers win environmental, good neighbor awards

Published May. 14, 2009

Six Ohio agricultural producers recently received the 2009 Environmental Stewardship Award from commodity organizations and the Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC)

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Farmers encouraged to use social networking sites

Published May. 14, 2009

Many farmers are finding social media to be a key tool in educating consumers and combating animal rights activists.

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History in the making

Published May. 14, 2009

In celebration of its 90th anniversary, American Farm Bureau commissioned a history titled “Forward Farm Bureau.”

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Ohio boasts best logger

Published May. 14, 2009

Redoutey Logging, Scioto County, recently accepted the 2009 National Outstanding Logger of the Year award.

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As China grows, so do food needs

Published Apr. 16, 2009

With 1.4 billion people and a growing middle class, the impact China has on world agriculture is steadily increasing.

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Coming next on Ohio Farm & Country

Published Apr. 16, 2009

The May Ohio Farm and Country show will look at the current energy situation in Ohio and the prospect of the Buckeye state becoming a hub of green energy development.

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May We Introduce…

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Paul Davidson, Licking County; Dan Rapp, senior director of business development

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