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Use OFBF's Online Action Center now to quickly help eliminate the Estate Tax and keep Ohio farmers on their land for future generations, strengthen the rural economy and preserve agricultural heritage.
Teens from Ohio Farm Bureau member families have the opportunity to participate in three statewide youth events this summer – one completely new, one collaborative and one traditional.
Agriculture mourns death of Ohio farm broadcaster Lindsay Hill.
Heavy rainfall and flood conditions across the Midwest have caused crop damage and slowed planting this spring. Producers who are unable to plant an insured crop by the final planting date due to an insurable cause, such as excess moisture and flooding have a number of options.
Ohio sheep farmers and anyone dedicated to sheep production are invited to participate in the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association’s (OSIA) 2011 Ohio Sheep Day, to be held July 16 at Blue Heron Farm in Lisbon.
Ohio Treasurer Mandel announces availability of reduced rate loans available to more than 800 Ohio farmers.
Ohio farmers discussed consumer trust, animal care, regulations and more at the 2011 Ohio Livestock Coalition Annual Meeting in April. Here's a recap of the conversations and presentations.
Steve Hirsch has been elected president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation; Sparky Weilnau has been elected first vice president; Tim Willams elected to the executive committee.
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 Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is past its final major hurdle in establishing the first comprehensive set of standards for animal care in Ohio.
Testimony is heating up in the Ohio Statehouse as advocates pursue changes to initial funding proposals for state agencies and programs. While the budget process is just getting underway, Ohio Farm Bureau is keeping a close eye on how the final budget may shape up.
New research is showing that the way farmers have traditionally reached out to consumers is not the most effective approach.
Joy Mench, an animal scientist from the University of California, Davis presented a model that divided animal care considerations into three categories:
Mind – Feelings such as pain, fear and frustration;
Nature – Species-specific behavior; and Body – Animal health and physiology.
Between 2002 and 2009, animal advocacy groups were successful in establishing new animal care regulations in seven states. Since 2009, agricultural interests have backed the establishment animal care regulations in 11 states.
Progress made toward Columbia FTA; lawmakers seek to eliminate Form 1099 requirement; AFBF comments on federal budget
Rob Portman finds himself representing Ohioans during what he calls 'difficult times.' Talks about career and U.S. challenges on Ohio Farm Bureau's Town Hall Ohio radio program.
Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Jim Zehringer said he is looking at working with lawmakers to find a new name for his agency that will give Ohioans a better understanding of its work.
The Ohio Farmland Preservation program continues to ensure that tens of thousands of acres on hundreds of farms across the state remain in agricultural production.
Regulators are planning to continue to work with farmers following the release of new rules resulting from pollution concerns in the Grand Lake St. Marys watershed.
Interested parties have until July 1 to complete and submit their RFP application to the Foundation.
As farming changed radically in recent decades, Nationwide Agribusiness has kept pace through innovation and by truly listening to its customers’ needs.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals program is seeking individuals 18-35 who are interested in pursuing new opportunities offered by several annual competitions. Up for grabs--a trip to Hawaii.
There are about 7,000 grocery stores in Ohio, ranging from corner carryouts to modern supermarkets, and like farmers, those businesses are responding to consumer demand. Ohio Farm Bureau's Town Hall Ohio radio program further explores this issue.
Knollman Farms, of Hamilton, Ohio, recently received the 2011 Ohio Livestock Coalition Neighbor of the Year Award, which recognizes a farmer who has positively developed and enhanced relationships between neighbors in Ohio’s farm communities.