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.
News & Events
- Ohio Farm Bureau to make $1 million investment in water quality action plan
- Farmers can now enroll in new dairy Margin Protection Program
- House passes bill against EPA’s proposed water rule change
- OFBF Young Ag Professionals and AgriPOWER trip to D.C.
- OFBF continues to focus on water issues
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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.
Enrollment; BWC payroll report reminder; 2 hour safety requirement; claim reserve calculation changes
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
Farmers and ranchers who believe that the United States Department of Agriculture has improperly denied them farm loan benefits between 1981 and 2000 because they are Hispanic or because they are women may be eligible to apply for compensation.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is issuing a new rule that it says will improve its ability to trace livestock and poultry when there is a disease event.
A Federal Order has been issued requiring pork producers, veterinarians and diagnostic labs to report presumptive or confirmed positive occurrences of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), Deltacoronavirus, (PDCoV) or other novel swine enteric coronaviruses. Also, USDA’s APHIS has issued a conditional license to Harrisvaccines, Inc. of Ames, Iowa for a vaccine that may aid in the control of PEDv.
After farmers raised concerns about the USDA’s initial proposal on a national identification system, the agency has offered a revised plan.
United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced at the beginning of October that it will be collecting chemical usage data from soybean and wheat growers in 26 states, including Ohio.
A few links to other organizations that can help landowners with questions, concerns and problems.
More and more young people are pursuing higher education degrees in agriculture. In turn, our industry is reaping the benefits of a workforce with diverse experience, higher levels of technological expertise and hands-on experience that will help us tackle agriculture’s next set of challenges. In this blog, OFBF Director of State Policy Brandon Kern discusses several programs preparing the next generation.
For as long as Bob Vance can remember, Ohio Farm Bureau has been a part of his life. He grew up on a dairy farm
Beth Vanderkooi will help the organization represent its members at the Ohio Statehouse and with others in state government.
Alex Grooms, of Williamsburg, Ohio, is the winner of Velvet Ice Cream and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's 2010 Create-a-Flavor contest with his creation, Honey Caramel Ice Cream.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Center for Food and Animal Issues is inviting Ohioans to share how food and farming touches their lives in the “My Ohio Agriculture – What’s Our Connection?” video contest.
Want to see more positive videos about animal agriculture? You can help do something about it, and win up to $1,000 in the process!
Ohio Farm Bureau's Keith Stimpert & Joe Cornely discuss the background of Issue 2, the Livestock Care Standards Board, & the implications of the latest actions of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) in Ohio.
Visitors to the Farm Science Review who join Farm Bureau or renew their membership will receive a free “I am Farm Bureau” T-shirt.
Visit Ohio Farm Bureau's "Land and Living" exhibit at the Ohio State Fair.
All levels of involvement are welcome under Farm Bureau's overhauled programming structure
For the 68th year, Ohio’s county Farm Bureau presidents traveled to Washington, D.C., despite challenging weather, to meet with lawmakers and discuss issues important to Farm Bureau members.
2009 was the first full year under the new structure of a year-round campaign, resulting in an all-time high membership of 235,064. The new structure was intended to allow volunteers to work at selling memberships as they have time.
The following Farm Bureau volunteers have been named to the prestigious Ambassador Club for the high degree of success they achieved during the membership campaign. Each signed a minimum of 10 new Farm Bureau members.
Two state issues that voters Nov. 3 will be deciding deal with compensation for military veterans and casinos in four Ohio cities.
OFBF participated in several discussions of key national agricultural issues.
Spencer Waugh has joined Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) as director of legislative relations.
Emily Krueger of West Salem, Ohio was named the winner of the 2011 American Farm Bureau Federation Collegiate Discussion Meet held recently during the AFBF Young Farmer and Rancher Conference in Orlando.
Farmers are committed to accepting responsibility and acting responsibly regarding managing nutrients to enhance water quality. Use this page to keep track of what people are saying and doing about the issue.
As of press time, the next step for a new farm bill is the conference process, which will work to resolve the differences between the House and Senate versions of the farm bill. The House and Senate have both announced their conferees and the Senate has included Ohio.
Droughts, unusually cold winter weather, rising exports and a virus outbreak in the hog population are expected to cause food prices to increase this year.
Jenifer Weaver of North Jackson has been named the winner of the Excellence in Agriculture Award by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. She will represent Ohio in the national competition during the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in Atlanta in January.
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It’s not quite E-harmony.com, but a new Web site is hoping to match farmers and hunters in four Ohio counties.
Pilot project to be focused in Harrison, Jefferson, Tuscarawas and Carroll counties.
Brandon and Julie Weber of Jackson County were named Top 10 finalists in the 2010 Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award competition held at American Farm Bureau’s annual meeting.
Former Ohio Farm Bureau President and current state senator Bob Peterson shares more about a new website allowing you to track rules that may affect your farm, business or family.
American Farm Bureau Federation is a supporting partner of a new website that seeks to help consumers find answers to questions about GMOs.
Thinking about purchasing a gas well? Beware of financial liabilities
As oil and gas exploration spreads to new parts of Ohio, farmers think through impacts.
Ag expert sets record straight about misleading news report on antibiotics
Snippets from a recent 'Town Hall Ohio' with the 'Supermarket Guru' Phil Lempert discussing top food trends in 2014.
Ohio Farm Bureau senior director of policy development and environmental policy, Dr. Larry Antosch, gives a history of water quality and nutrient management issues in Ohio leading to a draft of proposed changes to the Ohio Revised Code dealing with nutrient management. He asks Farm Bureau members to give input on on the proposed changes.
Recently, an Ohio Farm Bureau member received an unexpected inspection from the Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA) on his farm. We looked into it and found no reason why the farm shouldn't have qualified for OSHA’s small farm exemption. We quickly referred the member to legal counsel knowing something strange was going on.
Farmers who use antibiotics in food producing animals are encouraged to submit comments regarding a new Food and Drug Administration proposal.
The definition of agricultural education can be very broad, which makes it difficult to decide where to focus resources. A significant challenge that needs to be addressed is what responsibility Farm Bureau has on this issue and where should we engage.
Learn how your vote in Ohio can ensure that animals used in food production are healthy and well cared for, food is safe and of the highest quality, locally produced food is available at the grocery store and farmers are running their farms responsibly and following relevant regulations.
With gas prices continuing to skyrocket, interest in tapping into Ohio’s natural resources for gas and oil is booming. More and more landowners are being approached by strangers asking if they are interested in leasing their property for oil and natural gas exploration.
One problem we consistently hear about from Farm Bureau members is trespassing. Unfortunately, the amount of land that farmers have can often times be enticing to those who want to hike, ride ATVs, or just cause trouble. Members also are often concerned about what their liability is in certain situations, if visitors to their property get hurt. Here are five things to know about Ohio’s trespassing and landowner liability laws.
What does the law say about your land projects that impact someone else’s drainage, or about when theirs affects you? OFBF Director of Ag Law Leah Curtis and Joe Cornely discuss reasonable use standards, petition ditch law and other drainage topics.