On the heels of his proposal to prevent a more than $7 billion budget shortfall, Gov. Ted Strickland recently told Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) members that it’s time for the state to toughen up and make wise decisions.
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Four outstanding leaders in Ohio agriculture were honored with Distinguished Service Awards from OFBF. The honorees were former state Rep. Jim Buchy, volunteer Sarah James, communicator Esther Welch and educator Micki Zartman.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has passed Immigration Reform that creates a new legal status for agricultural workers: a Blue Card.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its support for the agreement announced today between the Ohioans for Livestock Care coalition and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
Members of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board welcomed a recent agreement to keep animal care issues off of the fall ballot but said it is just one of the factors it will consider.
AGGPAC is Ohio Farm Bureau's political action committee that monitors the voting records and political campaigns of Ohio’s elected officials at the state and national levels. Lawmakers who have a positive voting record on Ohio Farm Bureau’s key issues receive “Friend of Agriculture” designations
Twice a year, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) coordinates a Nationwide Agent Visitation Week, which is an opportunity for Ohio Farm Bureau to reach out to the 456 Nationwide agents in Ohio to show appreciation for their support of the partnership between Nationwide and OFBF.
The Ohio Treasury offers the Agricultural Linked Deposit program (Ag-LINK) to provide reduced rate loans to help Ohio farmers offset the cost associated with feed, seed, fertilizer, and fuel.
Gov. John Kasich signed into law this week legislation expanding funds to help Ohio farmers offset costs associated with feed, seed, fertilizer and fuel through the Agricultural Linked Deposit Program (Ag-LINK).
Ohio farmers can submit online applications for the Ohio Treasury’s Agricultural Linked Deposit Program (Ag-LINK) through March 12 at 5:00 PM.
A small group of Ohio State University agriculture students is teaming up in hopes to raise money and awareness for cancer research, and will represent agriculture in the upcoming Pelotonia bike ride Aug. 10-12.
A group of agricultural researchers at Ohio State University may be finding ways to help fight cancer. They shared their work with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack during his visit to Ohio State University this week.
Ohio farmers can submit online applications for the Ohio Treasury’s 28th year of the Agricultural Linked Deposit Program (Ag-LINK). Applications are due March 13 at 5:00 PM.
Ohio Farm Bureau sponsors program giving fourth grade students, teachers free admission to the fair to learn about agriculture.
So much more than cows and plows.
Ag Districts represent Ohio’s version of “right to farm” laws by providing protection to farmers from utility assessments, nuisance lawsuits and eminent domain takings.
Court ruling creates potential for more regulations on dust produced by farmers.
Hundreds of Ohio Farm Bureau members came to Columbus to discuss current political issues and meet with lawmakers during the organization’s annual Ag Day at the Capital. Here are some highlights from the event:
An inaugural class of 20 selected individuals recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Institute.
The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging members of Congress to support a change to the tax code that makes it more feasible for farmers and ranchers to donate food they grow to charitable organizations.
Retail food prices at the supermarket decreased slightly for the fourth consecutive quarter and are significantly lower than one year ago, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey.
Changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would impede the growth of the U.S. biofuels industry, limit opportunity for American farmers and ranchers to grow their businesses and hinder American energy independence, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
America’s pork and dairy producers have lost much of their equity over the last year. With a wave of restructuring and forced herd sales expected over the next few months, the American Farm Bureau Federation asked President Obama to initiate and continue several national measures to provide relief.
Speakers at Farm Bureau’s second annual commodity outlook conference, Oct. 15-16, in Albuquerque, N.M., painted a “cautiously optimistic” outlook for U.S. agriculture, with crop and dairy producers likely faring better than livestock producers who will still face challenges in the year ahead.
Ohio farmers are optimistic voters will make the right choice this Nov. 3, while farmers nationwide wait and see how Issue 2 will impact their future.
Retail food prices at the supermarket decreased slightly for the third consecutive quarter, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey.
In testimony Wednesday on Capitol Hill, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman said it was a long, hard road to passage of the 2008 farm bill, however it is now time to implement the bill.
Terry Bradshaw, four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, two-time Super Bowl “Most Valuable Player” and Pro Football Hall of Fame member, will deliver the keynote address at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 91st annual meeting on Jan. 11, 2010, in Seattle, Wash.
A crop and livestock producer from Texas today said cap-and-trade climate change legislation could hike the cost of fuel used for farming to the point that it will have a devastating economic impact on his and similar family-owned businesses.
The American Farm Bureau Federation has said S. 787, the Clean Water Restoration Act, leaves no water unregulated in the United States and could even impact standing water from rain in a dry area.
Ideal growing conditions across much of the Corn Belt so far this summer point to the second-largest corn crop ever, which is bringing a bearish tone to the market, according to Terry Francl, senior economist with the American Farm Bureau Federation.
AFBF President Bob Stallman said House-passed climate legislation will have little to no impact on global temperatures. Testifying before a Senate Committee, he said without the adoption of similar actions by other countries, the U.S. "will be embarking on a fool's errand."
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.
AFBF & the National Agricultural Library are teaming up to help those who have decided to pursue a career in agriculture and will help support Farm Bureau’s commitment to rural development.
Arrangements must be made by Dec. 2. The annual meeting registration fee is $100.
The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation called on the House Agriculture Committee to make drastic changes to a climate change bill before it is considered by Congress, telling the committee that to do less could result “in the economic equivalent of unilateral disarmament.”
County Farm Bureaus and local Farm Bureau members are invited to apply for an opportunity to be recognized by American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) for outstanding Farm Bureau programs and innovations.
County Farm Bureaus and local Farm Bureau members are invited to apply for an opportunity to be recognized by American Farm Bureau Federation for outstanding Farm Bureau programs and innovations.
According to American Farm Bureau Health Policy Specialist Pat Wolff, without a way to keep costs under control, provisions in the new health care bill could put some farmers in a pinch.
Thousands of farmers and more than 250 members of Congress have joined forces nationwide in opposing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to expand its regulatory authority through the Clean Water Act.
AFBF President welcomes president's call for Congress to pass energy legislation including more production of renewable fuels and nuclear power, and more.
Read American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman's response to a controversial TIME magazine article.
“Climate change legislation working its way to a vote on the House floor this week continues to be seriously flawed. The bill’s provisions and omissions are very problematic for U.S. agriculture, our national economy and domestic energy security.
Pressure is continuing to mount against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to expand its jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture presented its seventh annual “Book of the Year” award to Laurie Krebs for 'The Beeman.' The book introduces young readers to bees, beekeepers and the pollination process.
Protecting farmers’ and ranchers’ right to privacy is a top priority, said the American Farm Bureau Federation.
A new blog created by American Farm Bureau Federation provides a forum for county and state Farm Bureaus to share resources, ideas and information on improving the quality of life in rural communities.
Speakers tell Farmers to do the speaking on opening day of Annual Meeting
Advisory teams met March 26 to discuss top issues facing agriculture in Ohio, and suggest policies and programs Ohio Farm Bureau should support. In an audio clip accompanying her column, Director of Commodity Relations Sandy Kuhn explains what the Advisory Teams are and their purpose.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s policy development process has begun and will continue through December. One part of the policy development process, advisory teams, has been meeting throughout March.