News & Events

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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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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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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