Ideal growing conditions across much of the Corn Belt so far this summer point to the second-largest corn crop ever, which is bringing a bearish tone to the market, according to Terry Francl, senior economist with the American Farm Bureau Federation.
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Keith Stimpert of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society of the United States discussed animal care issues on WOSU Radio's "Open Line" on Wednesday, July 8.
Retail food prices at the supermarket decreased slightly for the third consecutive quarter, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey.
HSUS President Wayne Pacelle visited with AgriTalk host Mike Adams Wednesday, addressing numerous issues, specifically Mr. Pacelle's visit to Ohio, HSUS's ballot measure and his reaction to the effort to create an Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. Read and listen to the interview here.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Proposed Constitution Amendment, which received broad bipartisan support in both the House and Senate last week is currently awaiting critical final action by lawmakers. Contact your legislative leaders today to urge final passage.
County Farm Bureaus and local Farm Bureau members are invited to apply for an opportunity to be recognized by American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) for outstanding Farm Bureau programs and innovations.
Lawmakers vote to give Ohioans an opportunity to support farm animal care in November.
“Climate change legislation working its way to a vote on the House floor this week continues to be seriously flawed. The bill’s provisions and omissions are very problematic for U.S. agriculture, our national economy and domestic energy security.
In testimony Wednesday on Capitol Hill, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman said it was a long, hard road to passage of the 2008 farm bill, however it is now time to implement the bill.
Ohio Farm Bureau's “Ohio Farm and Country,” television show, airing weekly on ONN-TV, has been awarded a coveted national Telly Award for agricultural issues-based television programming. The show is produced in conjunction with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and presented by Nationwide Insurance.
Ohio farm families today joined lawmakers in support of a measure that would help ensure animal well-being, consumer choice and the availability of Ohio-grown food.
Ohio Farm Bureau is backing a bipartisan proposal that would establish a framework for making decisions on livestock care in Ohio.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) was among 25 state Farm Bureaus that received national recognition at the annual American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Public Relations Conference in Denver this week. In fact, OFBF led all states with eight first-place awards and seven honorable mentions.
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.
Did you know that cows are fed 100 pounds of feed a day? Or that dairy farmers use recycled water to wash barns and irrigate fields? Or that nearly all farms in Ohio are family operations?
The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation called on the House Agriculture Committee to make drastic changes to a climate change bill before it is considered by Congress, telling the committee that to do less could result “in the economic equivalent of unilateral disarmament.”
The American Farm Bureau Federation has said S. 787, the Clean Water Restoration Act, leaves no water unregulated in the United States and could even impact standing water from rain in a dry area.
An early look at Jack Fisher's editorial in the July/August Issue of Our Ohio magazine.
As issues of animal care are raised in Ohio, Buckeye Farm News wants to understand the views of the 98 percent of people who don't see the world through a farmer's eyes. The goal is to create a starting point for dialogue.
For now, the Senate has agreed with the House to restore some of the funding that was initially cut from Ohio State Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in the state budget.
Michael A. Bumgarner has been named vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) new Center for Food and Animal Issues.
Land use, organic farming, honeybee colony decline, USDA fruit and vegetable advisory committee, EPA Agricultural Advisor and fumigant pesticide restrictions.
Proposed changes to the Clean Water Act could negatively affect Ohio farmers if passed.
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.
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.
Medina, Mercer and Stark County Farm Bureaus.
Members of Ohio’s equine industry rallied at the Statehouse last month to support a measure to place slot machines in Ohio racetracks.
Productive OFBF workers have been a driving force behind this year’s membership campaign.
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.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s Leadership Conference will be held Aug. 10 and 11 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus.
Ohio teens are invited to join together for a unique set of summer leadership conferences sponsored by OFBF.
A series of activities and contests for Young Agricultural Professionals are coming up, and the first deadline is this month.
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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.
Richard Shelton, Adams County; Dale Arnold, director of OFBF’s Energy Services and Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation
Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholar Award,
Darwin Bryan Scholarship Program, Women’s Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship Program
Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.
Jon Ricciuto, an Ohio State University animal sciences student, prepares a lamb dish during the Ohio Lamb Chef’s Day in Delaware County.
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.
OFBF recently received the Ohio Poultry Partner Award for its longtime support of the state’s egg, turkey and chicken industries.
OFBF continued to add to its improved Web presence in May with the launch of the completely redesigned and upgraded Web site.
Annual Meeting Dates and Locations - July and August
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.”
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.
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.
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.
COLUMBUS - Members of Ohio’s equine industry rallied at the Statehouse Tuesday to support a measure to place slot machines in Ohio racetracks.
Farmers determine direction as animal group moves in
The EPA recently published a proposed finding that current and projected concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere endanger public health and welfare.
H1N1 virus, food prices, climate change, crop insurance, organic farming, ethanol