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On Your Behalf

Published Apr. 16, 2009

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

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A big win & more work ahead

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Farm Bureau at the statehouse: Budget, Education Reform, Hunting Permits

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Rep. Sandra Stabile Harwood led the way to stop trespassers.

OFBF successfully addresses ATV trespassing

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation effectively lobbied to get language in the state transportation budget that could curb All-Terrain Vehicle trespassing.

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Tough talk

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Strickland describes economic plans, challenges on OFBF radio show

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Farm Bureau task force looks to the future

Published Apr. 16, 2009

A task force launched to reexamine the direction of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation recently embarked on a series of town hall meetings as it prepares to make recommendations about the future of the organization.

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News Briefs

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Labor dispute, IRS data, antibiotics, farm subsidies

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2009 AgriPOWER graduating class.

Ag advocates complete training

Published Apr. 16, 2009

An inaugural class of 20 selected individuals recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Institute.

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Plans for broadband speeding up

Published Apr. 16, 2009

New developments may help bring high-speed broadband connections to rural Ohioans.

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At issue: farm bill, climate

Published Apr. 16, 2009

OFBF's annual Trends and Issues Conference held in March focused on the farm bill and climate policy.

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Ohio Sen. Grendell, joined by Sen. Gibbs, gives testimony on a resolution against a tax on emissions from livestock.

Ohio senators speak out against ‘cow tax’

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Ohio Sens. Timothy Grendell, R-Chesterland, and Bob Gibbs, R-Lakeville, are leading a state-based push to prevent farmers from facing a potential federal tax on greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from livestock.

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Kim Rassi (l) and Peggy Buck were the winners of Our Ohio Chef Tami contest. Photo by Molly Pensyl

Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Our Ohio magazine, garden for cash and prizes, Chef Tami winners

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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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Nationwide News

Published Apr. 16, 2009

On Your Side® down on the farm

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BWC reduces premium rates for non group employers

Published Apr. 16, 2009

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is making changes that will balance out the premium inequities created by group ratings.

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Photo courtesy of Paulding County Farm Bureau.

$2,500 reward

Published Apr. 16, 2009

A Paulding County woman has received Ohio Farm Bureau’s $2,500 reward.

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From left, Emma, Bob, Autumn and Kaitlyn Morrision, Dennis and Chris Lashley-Lashley Tractor Sales & Jeff Elson, Kubota.

Kubota provides tractor to Outstanding Young Farmers

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Bob and Autumn Morrison of Jefferson County recently received a Kubota M-Series tractor following their selection as Ohio Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farm Couple.

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Amid budget cuts, Extension moves ahead with reorganization

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Reduced funding forces layoffs, and more are projected

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Farmers air concerns in D.C.

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Local leaders make trip as federal issues mount

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Antosch

A guide to influencing farm, rural policy

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Ever wonder why Farm Bureau supports one issue and opposes another, or how it makes up its mind on hot button topics such as tax policy or livestock regulations?

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News Briefs

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Ethanol, greenhouse gases, ACRE calculator, Young Farmers, animal rights,

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County Farm Bureau presidents, shown here leaving Capitol Hill, met with lawmakers on a variety of federal issues.

County Presidents' Trip

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Spending, livestock issues lead Washington talks

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Space and Wilson

Lawmakers want White House office for rural policy

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Saying that his constituents face challenges just as unique as urban residents, Ohio Congressman Zack Space called on President Obama to establish a White House office dedicated to rural issues.

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Extremist attacks on the food chain rose in 2008

Published Mar. 26, 2009

According to the Animal Agriculture Alliance, a watchdog for the livestock industry, attacks on the global food chain from animal rights and environmental extremists jumped 42 percent -- from 155 in 2007 to 220 in 2008.

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From the farm forum

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Each year, U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner holds a farm forum in his southwest Ohio district to discuss issues facing American agriculture. OFBF President Brent Porteus highlighted some of those issues for attendees during this year’s event. Below are excerpts from Porteus’ speech.

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Stallman

Rural agenda includes jobs, infrastructure

Published Mar. 26, 2009

In comments at a U.S. Department of Agriculture outlook forum, American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman said AFBF is employing a two-pronged approach to improve the quality of life in rural America.

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Alert system guards against metal theft

Published Mar. 26, 2009

OFBF is continuing to explore ways it can work with the scrap metal industry and local law enforcement to address farmers’ concerns over metal theft.

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Photo courtesy of Fairfield County Farm Bureau

County News

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Fairfield, Washington

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Local dining directory, discussion forums, Equine Affaire

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Coming next on Ohio Farm & Country

Published Mar. 26, 2009

The latest census report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been published and the number of farms in this country is on the increase. But that’s not the case here in Ohio. Ohio Farm and Country in April will look at the latest numbers and highlight the diversity of Ohio agriculture.

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Hundreds gather for Young Ag Professionals Leadership Conference

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Young Agricultural Professionals learned more about the ag industry and themselves when they attended the Young Ag Professionals Leadership Conference earlier this month in Columbus.

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2 different youth conferences offered this summer

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau youths will have a chance to bond with each other and learn leadership skills at OFBF youth conferences this summer.

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May We Introduce…

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Karen Debolt, Delaware County; Nick Kennedy, organization director for Columbiana, Portage, Stark and Summit counties.

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Medical Mutual health plans save Farm Bureau members money

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Are you feeling the pinch of the current economic downturn? Did you know Ohio Farm Bureau’s health insurance partner, Medical Mutual, offers in-network preventive care at no additional cost and an opportunity to earn a $75 deductible credit?

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Nationwide News

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Prevent losses before they happen

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On Your Behalf

Published Mar. 26, 2009

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

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Opinion: Hunter access program could help farmers

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Eric Kwasnicka, Stark County

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Pearl Market seeking farmers and vendors

Published Mar. 26, 2009

The Pearl Market, set in downtown Columbus, is currently seeking farmers/growers and merchandise vendors for its 2009 Pearl Market Season.

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Learn the basics of selling timber

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Landowners interested in learning how to successfully sell timber while meeting their woodland ownership goals are invited to attend the “Basics of Selling Timber Workshop."

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OFBF selects Children’s Literature Award winner

Published Mar. 26, 2009

The Communications Committee of the Ohio Farm Bureau board of trustees has selected Farmer George Plants a Nation written by Peggy Thomas with paintings by Layne Johnson as the 2009 winner of the annual OFBF Children’s Literature Award.

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OLC media campaign focuses on consumer-farmer connection

Published Mar. 26, 2009

The Ohio Livestock Coalition kicked off an extensive media campaign in January that included radio, newspaper and Web site ads.

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Ohio farmers take political award

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Last month, American Farm Bureau recognized Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's (OFBF) policy team and grassroots activity as among the nation's best.

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OFBF believes that the costs of regulating rual dust in would likely outweigh any benefit. Photo by istockphoto.com

Ag dealt a blow in dust case

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Court ruling creates potential for more regulations on dust produced by farmers.

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Role of local government in question

Published Mar. 12, 2009

As a state commission rethinks local government in Ohio, some township trustees are bristling at notions to consolidate or eliminate the office they hold.

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Healing the cuts

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau is encouraging lawmakers to restore funding that was cut from Ohio State Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in the proposed state budget.

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News Briefs

Published Mar. 12, 2009

U.S. Senate candidates, NAFTA, corn coalition, COOL, farm income, ethanol, farm bill

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Domenick, Sayre, Wagner, Schuring, Gibbs and Wilson

A look at the new state legislature

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Several key Ohio House and Senate committees for agriculture have new chairmen and many have been strong supporters of agriculture.

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Taken at their word

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Ear-catching quotes ?from the past few weeks

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Farm Bureau opposes changing to a single food agency

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Farm Bureau opposes merging the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Department of Health and Human Services into a single entity.

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Obama plan would end direct payments to some farms

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Proposal sets $500,000 sales threshold

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Coshocton County couple works to feed a need

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Through OFBF’s “Farmers Feed Our Needs” campaign, farmers are combining with partners to help hungry and less fortunate Ohioans.

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