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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- OFBF continues to focus on water issues
- Four things you need to know from the 2014 AgChat Conference
- Connecting and network developing
- Learning where to find the answers
- Learning to be more proactive for agriculture
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When the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance set out to start a new conversation about the future of food, it made sure it wasn’t forgetting current trends showing where an increasing number of conversations are being held.
Congress may take action this fall on three bills of critical importance to farmers. According to the American Farm Bureau, here is what you should know.
One of the most popular Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) member benefits is the $500 General Motors discount. Three new cars were recently added to the growing list of qualifying vehicles for this successful member benefit: The Chevrolet 2013 Malibu, Camaro ZL1 and the new Buick Verano.
We get a lot of calls into the office about whether a farm needs a spill plan – the official title is Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures – and honestly, it is a bit of a maze to determine but the experts at U.S. EPA who walked us through it on the webinar made the process manageable.
Ohio Farm Bureau members share pointers to increasing memberships
At a Congressional hearing in July, American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman said the 2012 Farm Bill must continue to provide a dependable safety net while also being fiscally responsible.
Ohio newspaper says Humane Society of the United States should "cage itself" and give Ohio-based board a fair shot.
Nationwide Insurance has compiled five years of RV claims data that show tire problems and roof damage are two of the leading issues its customers face.
When you need to recruit someone new to help with a local activity, what’s your strategy?
Members & guests at OFBF's 91st annual meeting had their choice of unique gifts highlighting Ohio’s rural communities & OFBF’s corporate friends in the OFB Foundation Rural-Urban Community Auction.
Strickland describes economic plans, challenges on OFBF radio show
Producers of beef, hogs and chicken may have to wait for the global recession to end before they can expect any significant price improvement.
The tour showcased both the successes and challenges to the agriculture industry in Wayne County.
Ohio Expo Center and State Fair General Manager Virgil Strickler and Marketing and Public Relations Director Christina Leeds, will discuss the vast variety of attractions for fairgoers at the 156th Ohio State Fair.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s weekly Town Hall Ohio radio program recently focused on trade, why it’s often portrayed negatively in political ads, and what Ohioans need to know. Joe Cornely hosts this video recap.
Ohio Farm Bureau continues to share the message that job growth and a strengthened economy would result from expanding Ohio’s position in international trade.
When one of the nation’s largest meatpackers opened its beef slaughter plant to a camera crew from The Oprah Winfrey Show, few were predicting the company would earn a pat on the back from a leading food system critic and positive words from Winfrey herself.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation was successful in advocating for amendments to the transportation bill that align with several of the organization’s priority issues and general policy positions.
The purpose of Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual county presidents’ trip to Washington, D.C. is for local Farm Bureau leaders to have conversations with their lawmakers about legislation and regulation and to represent the voices of Farm Bureau members in their counties.
The Wayne County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a Family Farm Trivia Contest in which listeners have the opportunity to win grocery gift cards by answering a daily agricultural trivia question.
By encouraging a friend or neighbor to join Ohio Farm Bureau, more than 1,000 volunteers kicked off this year’s campaign to grow their organization and its efforts to connect Ohioans on important issues.
Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Legal Education Leah Curtis has received several calls recently about variances for gross vehicle weight, axle weight and tire weight limits. Here are six reminders from Curtis to clear up any confusion.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is wrapping up listening sessions regarding rule changes placing regulatory burdens on vehicles traveling within Ohio with a 10,000- to 26,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating.
As Ohio Farm Bureau reflects on another year of accomplishments, it is appropriate to revisit this fundamental question: "Who is Ohio Farm Bureau?"
Hint: It's not a team of hired professionals in an office building in Columbus.
Joe Cornely, Ohio Farm Bureau's senior director of corporate communications, discusses a relationship between farmers in Trumbull County and their local paper the Warren Tribune Chronicle.
Ohio’s turfgrass industry is growing, providing billions of dollars in economic output for the state, according to a recently released study.
As the combined turnpike legislation and transportation budget head to the Governor for his signature, Ohio Farm Bureau Director of State Policy Brandon Kern takes a look back at the success Farm Bureau has had in working with lawmakers throughout the process to include provisions addressing concerns raised by Farm Bureau members during policy development.
Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau took the idea of hosting a barbecue burnoff and turned it into an event that pulled together the community, raised money for a local hospice and promoted Farm Bureau, Nationwide and OSU Extension.
Hamilton and Wayne County Farm Bureaus are two of the 25 county Farm Bureaus nationwide recognized by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) for innovative program ideas in this year’s County Activities of Excellence (CAE) Awards program.
It’s an effort to show that America’s farmers and ranchers share consumers’ values, to emphasize dedication to continuous improvement and to engage key customer decision makers in the dialogue about the value of modern food production.
America’s appetite for lamb and wool is outpacing the supply provided by American sheep farmers.
There will be a Young Agriculture Professionals leadership conference on March 6-7.
JEDD and JEDZ projects have become quite popular with local governments, but what do they really do?
The Ohio Produce Marketing Agreement, which will set voluntary standards for farmers, has been considered for several years. Legislation passed in 2012 paved the way for voluntary programs such as this.
The Current Agricultural Use Valuation program is always top
of mind for those in agriculture. As values have trended higher, we've been fielding more questions from farmers and landowners.
A recent inspection of an Ohio farm by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration raised qustions about the scope of the agency's oversight. Leah Curtis, Ohio Farm Bureau's Director of Agricultural Law, explains the exemption that has typically applied to small farms.
'Let loose to die in the woods.' 'Starved to death.' 'Tied to a stranger’s trailer.' All of these are write-in comments from horse owners responding to the 2009 Unwanted Horse Survey about the neglect and abuse of horses that they have seen nationwide.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s grassroots policy development process gives all active members an equal say in directing the organization. While you’re encouraged to bring up any issues important to you, here are a few current policy issues for you to consider.
Despite poring through studies, reports and opinions, Ohio Farm Bureau's Jack Fisher says instinct rather than intellect tells him there is something wrong with Ohio's estate tax. .
Preview Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Executive Vice President Jack Fisher's "Up Front" editorial column for the March/April issue of Our Ohio magazine.
For Ohio Farm Bureau's Jack Fisher, a trip to the grocery store's bread aisle highlights the variety of food choices available in the United States, the price we pay for our food here and abroad, and who ultimately has control over food prices.
Ohio Farm Bureau's Jack Fisher discusses the new "Every Member Sign a Member" sweepstakes, in which members can enter to win a truck and several other prizes.
Follow the latest updates from American Farm Bureau's 94th Annual Meeting, Jan. 13-16, 2013.
Many Ohio Farm Bureau members and staff will travel to San Antonio Jan. 11-15 to celebrate this past year's achievements and represent Ohio as Farm Bureau policy priorities are set for the coming year. Follow along here as we share the story from the digital eyes and ears of those in attendance.
Hundreds of Ohio Farm Bureau members from throughout the state will converge in Columbus on Feb. 12 to discuss the organization's priority issues for the year and meet with their legislators. Follow all the updates here.
Ohio's county Farm Bureau presidents will be taking their annual trip to Washington, D.C. March 4-6. Check here for the latest updates from Ohio Farm Bureau, media across the state, and the farmers on the ground on Capitol Hill.
Follow the latest updates from Ohio Farm Bureau's 94th Annual Meeting, Nov. 28-30, 2012.
Follow the latest updates from Ohio Farm Bureau's 95th Annual Meeting, Dec. 4-6, 2013.
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