Ohio Farm Bureau’s recent success in shaping the affairs of our state can be seen for what it is: The dividends of engaging government in the Farm Bureau way – years of relationship building, civil communication and grassroots cooperation resulting in a remarkable string of accomplishments.
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- Farm Bureau helping farmers meet their water quality goals
- Restructured Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has $10 million goal
- Protecting, improving agritourism
- Ohio Supreme Court case examines how grain bins are taxed
- A broader look at Ohio’s tax system
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New leaders want ‘sustainable’ policies, vow to combat global warming
For years, farmers lamented that generations of consumers stopped paying attention to how they were being fed. Are we finally getting what we asked for?
The customer might not always be right. But the customer is effectively right. In other words, what you’re offering has no value if people aren’t buying it. Mark Lynas, an environmentalist and GMO advocate, laid out a compelling case for better appreciating consumer concerns during his recent talk at the Center for Food Integrity summit where he called efforts to block GMO labeling “the worst PR strategy ever.”
How many of us remember doctors who made house calls? While most of us yearn for those simpler times, there is a new model based on the old simplicity of one doctor providing personal, one-on-one, efficient health care. This model is called the Medical Home.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Director of Legal Education, Leah Curtis discusses Current Agricultural Use Values, concerns about it, factors in the calculation and asks Farm Bureau members to think critically about the CAUV program.
Ohioans will be voting in May whether to expand funding for a program that has created jobs through investment in research and development of new technologies, including advanced projects involving agriculture.
The Ohio Livestock Coalition has announced the winner of a statewide essay contest for third graders in response to the question “How do Ohio farmers make sure we have good, safe food to eat?”
Union County's North Union Elementary third graders visited New Day Farms in Raymond, Tuesday, on an all expense paid field trip. North Union student Emma Crusey won the field trip for her classmates when she wrote one of the winning essays in Ohio Livestock Coalition’s essay contest.
At Ohio Farm Bureau’s 2013 annual meeting, members called for the establishment of a study group that includes 22 county leaders who would analyze and make recommendations on a new membership model for the organization to ensure its future strength.
They don't walk the barns every day. They don't balance the farm books. They don't feed the world. But they are going to tell you how to do it. And that's why you need to vote "Yes" on Issue 2. Without it, emotionally-driven regulations loom over all farmers.
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.
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.
The 2nd annual Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum kicked off this morning with sessions covering topics from leadership development to technology in agriculture to current issues in agriculture. One session brought together farm and food entrepreneurs to discuss their businesses, how they got started and how they continue to grow.
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.
Harvest season is nearing an end for many farmers in Ohio. The weather this fall, particularly this past week with snow, has been very challenging for farmers trying to get out in their fields to harvest corn and soybeans, cut hay and plant cover crops and winter wheat. But they worked on harvest every moment they could, day or night. Many farmers have been sharing photos on social media of harvest. Here are our favorite posts this week on social media including photos from the #OHharves14 and #SnowyOhioFarm hashtags.
Harvest season is here for Ohio farmers. Many farmers have been sharing photos on social media of harvest. Here are ten of our favorite posts this week. Have photos you want to share with other farmers across the state? Post them to our Facebook timeline or share on Instagram and Twitter using #OHharvest14.
Harvest season is here for Ohio farmers. The wet weather this fall has been challenging for farmers trying to get out in their fields to harvest corn and soybeans, cut hay and plant cover crops and winter wheat but they are work on harvest every moment they can, day or night. Many farmers have been sharing photos on social media of harvest. Here are ten of our favorite posts this week.
Harvest season is nearing an end for some farmers in Ohio. The wet weather this fall was challenging for farmers trying to get out in their fields to harvest corn and soybeans, cut hay and plant cover crops and winter wheat but they worked on harvest every moment they could, day or night. Many farmers have been sharing photos on social media of harvest. Here are ten of our favorite posts this week.
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.
Nationwide is on your side to help you plan for the transition of your farm and decide when to start your social security benefits.
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.