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Take Care: Farmers say proposed livestock board is good for ag & consumers

Published Jul. 16, 2009

As Ohio faces the question of how to set standards for farm animal treatment, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is supporting an effort that would ensure all sides of the issue are heard.

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Take Issue 2 to town

Published Oct. 15, 2009

Consumers need to hear from farmers during final days of livestock care campaign

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A look behind the scenes of our May 29 Animal ID Web Meeting.

Takeaways from behind the scenes of our Animal ID Webinar

Published May. 31, 2013

Dr. Leah C. Dorman shares her thoughts about her first time hosting a web meeting, and how Ohio farmers can get all the details on the new Animal ID requirements.

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Taken at their word

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Ear-catching quotes from the past few weeks

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Taken at their word

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Ear-catching quotes ?from the past few weeks

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Taken at their word

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Ear-catching quotes from the past few weeks.

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Ohio Farm Bureau's building is located on the corner of Friday Ave. and Beef St.

Talk with Ohio Farm Bureau staff at Farm Science Review

Published Sep. 6, 2011

Farm Science Review visitors are invited to stop by the Ohio Farm Bureau building at the corner of Friday Ave. and Beef St. to talk with fellow members and staff about current programs and policy issues.

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Talks underway about next farm bill

Published Oct. 15, 2010

Talks about the 2012 Farm Bill are already underway, and Ohio Farm Bureau members need to start thinking now about what policies they want to see implemented at the national level.

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Tax reform proposal provisions important to farming

Published Mar. 13, 2014

The following is a list of the provisions important to farm businesses and to related industries.

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Teacher programs for 2009

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau is offering two options for Ag in the Classroom training this summer.

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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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Teachers participated in hands-on activities that they could use in their classrooms before touring farms in the area.

Teachers gets hands-on experience through farming workshop

Published Aug. 12, 2014

In June, Knox County Farm Bureau held AgVentures in the Classroom, a teacher workshop and field study. The two-day event gave Ohio 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teachers hands-on experience in teaching agriculture.

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Teacher’s Lounge

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Help spread the word about OFBF’s new teacher newsletter.

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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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AFBF President Bob Stallman looks over policy resolutions with delegates. (AFBF Photo)

That’s a Wrap

Published Jan. 13, 2010

Policy session, among other items, marks end of American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Seattle.

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The 2012 Ohio Drought: Latest resources, links and updates

Published Jul. 16, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau is monitoring and sharing the latest resources for members to stay up to date on drought conditions, decision-making options, expert analysis and more. OFBF also wants to hear Ohio farmers share their stories and give them access to network as dry conditions continue.

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Ohio veterinarians, farmers, consumer advocates, food safety experts and others will set the state's animal care policy

The Agreement

Published Jul. 14, 2010

Animal care decisions off the ballot, in the hands of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. A feature story in the July 15, 2010 Buckeye Farm News.

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The art and science behind polls

Published Jun. 23, 2011

Knowing what’s on the minds of voters and consumers can be a valuable tool. Getting that knowledge can be as simple as doing a poll. But doing the right type of poll & doing it correctly is both an art & science, longtime pollster Martin Saperstein tells Town Hall Ohio.

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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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The fate of Ohio

Published May. 14, 2009

Farmers determine direction as animal group moves in

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The Food Dialogues: Ohio

Published Jul. 22, 2013

Join us for a conversation about food production, farming technologies and protecting the environment. We invite you to join a discussion let bay a panel of experts, farmers and thought leaders for a dynamic conversation about the future of food.

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The Great American Food Debate: Time for a Time-Out

Published Apr. 18, 2012

What do you think? Ohio Farm Bureau has been an organization that brings people together to build relationships, share ideas and ultimately solve problems. Are you being represented in this conversation?

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Gubernatorial running mates Yvette McGee Brown (D) and Mary Taylor (R)

The Message Board

Published Feb. 4, 2010

Yvette McGee Brown and Mary Taylor were recently selected as the running mates of gubernatorial candidates Gov. Ted Strickland (D-Lisbon) and John Kasich (R-Westerville), respectively.

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The Message Board

Published Feb. 22, 2010

Town Hall Ohio, Ohio Farm Bureau’s award-winning public affairs radio show, has been added to the programming lineup of WNCO-AM in Ashland.

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The Message Board

Published Mar. 11, 2010

Following Up; Children's Literature Award; Figured Up; Their Words; Standard Practice

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The Message Board

Published Mar. 26, 2010

Census Season; Figured Up; Center on the Web; Their Words

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The Message Board

Published Apr. 19, 2010

Helping Hand; Figured Up; Hunting for Answers; In Their Words

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The Message Board

Published May. 17, 2010

Working with Hunters; Their Words; Save the Date; A Matter of Fact?

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The Message Board

Published Jun. 10, 2010

Nominate an outstanding Crop Adviser; Figured Up; Their Words; Scholarly Pursuits

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THE MESSAGE BOARD

Published Aug. 12, 2010

The gubernatorial election, Rising CAUV values, In their words, and Save the Date for Farm Science Review.

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THE MESSAGE BOARD

Published Sep. 10, 2010

For almost six years Farm Bureau member Elaine Irwin had been fighting a plan to run a storm-water drainage pipe across her horse farm in northeastern Ohio.

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The Message Board

Published Jul. 20, 2011

Bill redirects biofuel spending; Dannon investment in Minster; manure application in Indiana

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THE MESSAGE BOARD - Agriculture Grants Available

Published Sep. 24, 2010

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is offering a new series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for 2010.

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The Message Board - Save the date | Grandin to speak at animal welfare conf.

Published Oct. 15, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau's annual meeting is Dec. 1-3 | Temple Grandin to speak at animal welfare symposium | By the Numbers | In their words...

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Working together, we will grow together.

The power of working together

Published Jul. 20, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau’s recent success in shaping the affairs of our state can be seen for what it is: The dividends of engaging government in the Farm Bureau way – years of relationship building, civil communication and grassroots cooperation resulting in a remarkable string of accomplishments.

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Vilsack, Salazar, Jackson, Browner and Chu

The president’s picks

Published Feb. 5, 2009

New leaders want ‘sustainable’ policies, vow to combat global warming

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Food has been elevated in consumer consciousness. Are we finally getting what we asked for?

The story of 2010: The Food Movement

Published Dec. 13, 2010

For years, farmers lamented that generations of consumers stopped paying attention to how they were being fed. Are we finally getting what we asked for?

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Could efforts to block GMO labeling be “the worst PR strategy ever.”?

The worst PR strategy ever?

Published Oct. 16, 2013

The customer might not always be right. But the customer is effectively right. In other words, what you’re offering has no value if people aren’t buying it. Mark Lynas, an environmentalist and GMO advocate, laid out a compelling case for better appreciating consumer concerns during his recent talk at the Center for Food Integrity summit where he called efforts to block GMO labeling “the worst PR strategy ever.”

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There’s no place like (medical) home

Published Nov. 11, 2010

How many of us remember doctors who made house calls? While most of us yearn for those simpler times, there is a new model based on the old simplicity of one doctor providing personal, one-on-one, efficient health care. This model is called the Medical Home.

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Leah Curtis, OFBF director of legal education.

Thinking Critically about CAUV

Published Nov. 13, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Director of Legal Education, Leah Curtis discusses Current Agricultural Use Values, concerns about it, factors in the calculation and asks Farm Bureau members to think critically about the CAUV program.

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Third Frontier program up for renewal

Published Feb. 22, 2010

Ohioans will be voting in May whether to expand funding for a program that has created jobs through investment in research and development of new technologies, including advanced projects involving agriculture.

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Third graders win a free trip to dairy farm

Published Jun. 11, 2010

The Ohio Livestock Coalition has announced the winner of a statewide essay contest for third graders in response to the question “How do Ohio farmers make sure we have good, safe food to eat?”

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Steve Bliesner, New Day Farms general manager, answering North Union elementary students' questions during their trip

Third-graders win trip to Ohio egg farm

Published May. 23, 2012

Union County's North Union Elementary third graders visited New Day Farms in Raymond, Tuesday, on an all expense paid field trip. North Union student Emma Crusey won the field trip for her classmates when she wrote one of the winning essays in Ohio Livestock Coalition’s essay contest.

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This advisory group is thinking through Farm Bureau's membership model

Published Feb. 12, 2014

At Ohio Farm Bureau’s 2013 annual meeting, members called for the establishment of a study group that includes 22 county leaders who would analyze and make recommendations on a new membership model for the organization to ensure its future strength.

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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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This week from the Statehouse and Congress

Published Jun. 6, 2014

A run down of updates on issues Farm Bureau is involved with at the Statehouse and Congress: severance tax, Kasich signs SB150, agritourism bill, invasive species bill, renewable energy standard, manure authority transfer bill, WRRDA, taxes, honeybee health.

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