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Livestock farmers prepare to reach out to community

Published Jan. 15, 2009

As the livestock industry faces increasing criticism, farmers are working to share their stories with consumers.

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Livestock issues discussed on Town Hall Ohio

Published May. 7, 2010

Modern livestock agriculture and its adversaries are highlighted on this week’s episode of Town Hall Ohio.

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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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Livestock meeting is April 6

Published Mar. 12, 2009

The Ohio Livestock Coalition is holding its annual meeting and industry symposium on April 6 at Der Dutchman in Plain City.

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Members of OFBF Advisory Teams will meet to discuss issues and make policy recommendations.

Livestock, climate issues to be discussed at OFBF conference

Published Feb. 22, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual Trends and Issues conference will feature presenters on animal agriculture and consumer issues, climate change and an update on livestock care and the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.

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LLC forms among those Ohio is now allowing to be filed online

Published Oct. 15, 2013

The Ohio Secretary of State’s office will now accept the most frequently used business filings online in what it says is an ongoing effort to improve and modernize operations.

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Lobbying via video

Published Feb. 12, 2013

Guernsey County Farm Bureau uses electronic communication to meet with legislators.

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Local action protects area farmers from road restriction

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Harrison County Farm Bureau took immediate action when a village council talked about enforcing the weight limit on a road used by chicken producers.

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Lea Kimley (third from left) was recognized for exhibiting the Grand Champion Barrow at the Ohio State Fair.

Local celebration honors Clark County State Fair champion

Published Sep. 11, 2012

Bob Evans Restaurants, JD Equipment and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation hosted a community celebration Aug. 20 at a Clark County Bob Evans Restaurant honoring Lea Kimley and her family on their achievement: exhibiting the Grand Champion Barrow at the 2012 Ohio State Fair.

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The Mahoning Valley's finest chefs pair up with local farmers to share the best the region has to offer.

Local chef-farmer partnership goes well beyond food

Published May. 31, 2013

Mahoning Valley's finest chefs have paired up with local farmers to share the best the region has to offer. Ohio Farm Bureau's Ty Kellogg shares why partnerships like this go beyond food.

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Our Ohio cooking instructor Marilou Suszko, right, explains cuts of pork.

Local events connect Ohioans to the farm

Published Nov. 15, 2011

Nearly 40 Grow and Know events have taken place throughout the state ranging from local foods cooking classes and farm tours to farm market tours and on-farm dinners.

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Farmers gathered with other community members to share a meal and raise money for a local humane organization.

Local food connects a community at county Farm Bureau event

Published Sep. 6, 2011

Medina County Farm Bureau hosts farm tour and dinner in woods on a local dairy farm featuring local foods, and benefiting a local animal shelter.

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OFBF is currently following state legislation involving drainage, oil drilling, deer and several other issues.

Looking at legislation

Published Apr. 19, 2010

Here’s a brief look at some agriculture-related legislation in which Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is involved and/or continues to monitor at the Statehouse.

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A groundswell of support for Issue 2 saw tens of thousands of yard signs posted in fields & yards across the state.

Looking back on Issue 2

Published Dec. 23, 2009

A brief history of one of the largest grassroots campaigns in Ohio agriculture.

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Delegates settle in for the first of a two-day session in approving OFBF policies for 2010

Looking Forward and Back

Published Dec. 3, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau leaders congratulate members, but look toward year ahead on second day of annual meeting

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Lorain County farmer uses Our Ohio Buying Local program to promote business

Published Mar. 21, 2012

Farm Bureau members selling agricultural products directly to consumers are able to have a free business listing on the 'Our Ohio' Buying Local Directory.

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Pearle Burlingame, organization director, Tim Hume, communications key leader, Sen. Joe Schiavoni, Rich Mendenhall

Mahoning County Farm Bureau talks with foodies

Published Mar. 29, 2010

The Mahoning County Farm Bureau was a key sponsor with Meridian Services for the “Our Valley Cooks Food Expo” featuring Celebrity Chef Melissa D’Arabian.

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Manure applied to small fraction of farmland

Published Aug. 13, 2009

About 5 percent of all U.S. cropland is fertilized by manure, according to a new USDA report.

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Many farmers are already counted – are you one? Complete the Ag Census

Published Mar. 13, 2013

The deadline for submitting Ag Census forms was Feb. 4, and 1.4 million census forms have already been returned. However, those farmers who did not respond by the original due date will receive another copy of the form in the mail to give them another opportunity. USDA reminds farmers that their farm is important and needs to be counted. It is required by law to respond to the census if you receive a form. NASS will start following up with nonrespondents by March 14 through either a phone call or visit.

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Many issues for Congress to resolve after elections

Published Oct. 15, 2010

With the November election just around the corner, Congress has been more focused on campaigns than pending legislation.

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Check out how you can join in the activities of your county Farm Bureau

March 2012 County Farm Bureau Round-Up

Published Mar. 1, 2012

Local ag scholarships, ag breakfasts, oil & gas informational meetings and more can be found through Ohio's county Farm Bureaus this month. Here's the complete run-down.

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March is among the busiest times of year for county Farm Bureaus.

March is busy time for county Farm Bureaus

Published Mar. 10, 2011

From hearty breakfasts and scholarships, to workshops for beginning farmers and getting back to basics, to new online projects and initiatives to connect with your local farmers, Ohio’s county Farm Bureaus are certainly busy this month. Here's an overview of what's happening across the state.

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Marketing legislation creates opportunities

Published Oct. 9, 2012

Gov. John Kasich recently signed Senate Bill 309 into law, establishing a framework for voluntary marketing agreements that set production standards for certain agricultural products.

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Massive Carrot Harvest Feeds Ohio's Hungry

Published Nov. 30, 2009

A carrot farmer and volunteers in northwest Ohio harvest and donate more than 180,000 pounds of carrots to Ohio food banks.

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May 2012 County Farm Bureau Round-Up

Published May. 4, 2012

The warmer weather means fields and gardens are being planted, and Ohio’s county Farm Bureaus are gearing up for a summer full of activities. Here’s a look at current and future events and opportunities being shared by our county Farm Bureaus this month.

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