News & Events

Senate bill aims to incentivize biogas

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, D, joined a bipartisan group of seven senators in introducing the bill, which seeks to reduce billions of gallons of fossil fuels through renewable energy sources produced from animal waste.

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Taken at their word

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Ear-catching quotes from the past few weeks

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MILC program helps dairy farmers cope with falling milk prices

Published Feb. 26, 2009

The Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC), which was initially authorized in the 2002 Farm Bill, provides monthly payments to producers when market prices drop below the program’s defined trigger price.

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Farm Bureau sets legislative priorities

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Based on policies developed by its members, OFBF’s board of trustees has set seven public policy priority issues for 2009. These issues will help focus OFBF’s legislative efforts in the coming year.

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Read about 4-H PetPALS in the next Our Ohio magazine. Photo by Bryan Rinnert

Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Feb. 26, 2009

The March/April issue of Our Ohio will feature a story on two produce auctions and how they can be a travel destination to visit or maybe an event to make a purchase.

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Ryan and Nikki McClure

Paulding County couple appointed to AFBF young farmer committee

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Ryan and Nikki McClure of Grover Hill were recently appointed by AFBF President Bob Stallman to serve on the organization’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.

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Centenarian shares Farm Bureau history. Photo courtesy Mahoning County Farm Bureau

County News

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Mahoning, Seneca

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Coming next on Ohio Farm & Country

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Ohio Farm and Country in March will share stories of people telling their stories.

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Nationwide News

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Two Northeast state Farm Bureaus become sponsors of Nationwide

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Ohio BWC extends group rating program filing date

Published Feb. 26, 2009

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is extending the filing date for group rating programs. As a result, OFBF members may submit AC-3 authorizations for group rating programs until April 1.

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On Your Behalf

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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Opinion: Animal ID column leaves questions unanswered

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Savery Rorimer, Cuyahoga County

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Opinion: Article's intent was educating farmers, creditors

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Larry Gearhardt, OFBF senior director, local affairs

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A mobile slaughterhouse could serve farmers interested in raising poultry on a small scale. Photo by iStockphoto.com

Ohio looking into mobile or regional poultry slaughterhouse

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Currently, Ohio only has one small poultry processor in the northwestern area of the state, making it inconvenient and expensive for farmers who live far away.

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Teacher’s Lounge

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Help spread the word about OFBF’s new teacher newsletter.

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$2,500 reward

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Vic Fisher of Union County recently received Ohio Farm Bureau's $2,500 reward for submitting information that led to the conviction of criminals who stole property from Farm Bureau members.

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In addition to damage permits, OFBF policy calls for numerous methods to reduce the deer herd. Phot by iStockphoto.com

Damage Report

Published Feb. 5, 2009

There's a long way to go to control ?the deer herd, but complaining is a start

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AFBF President Stallman (r) leads farmers from across the nation during the policy session at AFBF's 90th annual meeting

From many farmers comes one voice

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Delegates gather to set national Farm Bureau policies at the 2009 annual meeting

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At the 'pinnacle'

Published Feb. 5, 2009

During the 90th annual meeting, Ohio Farm Bureau was presented with American Farm Bureau’s new Pinnacle Award.

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OFBF examining Ohio's metal theft law

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Members say more needs to be done

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News Briefs

Published Feb. 5, 2009

House ag committee, CAFO air emissions, rural education, ammonium nitrate, Great Lakes Advisory Board, Trends and Issues Conference

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Lawmakers will sort through the governor's plans over the coming months.

Agriculture among sectors to see cuts, fee hikes in budget plan

Published Feb. 5, 2009

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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Pesticide use ?near water may need federal permit

Published Feb. 5, 2009

An appeals court has vacated an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that allowed pesticides to be applied to U.S. waters without a Clean Water Act permit.

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Vilsack, Salazar, Jackson, Browner and Chu

The president’s picks

Published Feb. 5, 2009

New leaders want ‘sustainable’ policies, vow to combat global warming

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Guest worker program got last minute change

Published Feb. 5, 2009

With a new Congress and president in power, activists say they plan to continue their push for immigration reform.

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Prof. Harold Keener discusses OARDC's research on developing energy from biogas. Photo by Seth Teter

Farm research highlights AgriPOWER Institute

Published Feb. 5, 2009

OFBF's AgriPOWER Institute explored emerging areas of research during three days of leadership training at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).

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It's your world

Published Feb. 5, 2009

From world hunger to the economy, major issues face agriculture

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Farm Bureau calls for overhauling WTO talks, keeping NAFTA intact

Published Feb. 5, 2009

As the Doha round of world trade talks continues to be stalled, Farm Bureau is calling for an overhaul of global trade negotiations.

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County News

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Fairfield, Logan, Marion, Northwest region

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau staff and volunteers took part in the Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association Congress in January.

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Nationwide News

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Nationwide agents recognized ?for Farm Bureau membership sales

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May We Introduce…

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Gene Phillips, Knox County?; Amy Hurst, Public Policy Department executive assistant?

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On your Behalf

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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Dairy debate

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Researcher's findings could rile raw milk advocates

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11 community service groups receive Foundation grants

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Groups throughout Ohio are recipients of $30,000 in Agriculture and Awareness Grants this year from the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.

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Tough times hit livestock sector

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Producers of beef, hogs and chicken may have to wait for the global recession to end before they can expect any significant price improvement.

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Registration now open for Safety Congress

Published Feb. 5, 2009

The Ohio Safety Congress & Expo will be held March 31 to April 2 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

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Tuscarawas Co. Presidnet Jerry Lahmers (l) discusses the workings of the Animal Agriculture 101 program

Ohio sends its best to Texas

Published Feb. 5, 2009

2 counties, 4 young leaders earn recognition

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Sen. Tom Neihaus (R)

Governor calls for education overhaul

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Gov. Ted Strickland hopes a sweeping education plan will increase accountability and performance standards while reworking school funding.

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Rep. Jim Zehringer, center, talks with Farm Bureau members from his district. Photo by Seth Teter

Farmers meet with state lawmakers

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Ohio farmers met face to face with their lawmakers during Farm Bureau's Ag Day at the Capitol.

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News Briefs

Published Feb. 5, 2009

COOL, Equine bill, Trends and Issues Conference

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Bridging the Gap

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Critics don't understand modern agriculture. Or they just don't like it. In either case, they're pointing their fingers at farmers.

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Decision Time: Producers consider ACRE

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Now that details are out on the new Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program, farmers must decide whether to enroll in the new, state revenue-based program instead of the traditional system.

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Volunteers donated their time and efforts in a massive cabbage harvest in Sandusky County.

Farm Bureau, volunteers rally to feed Ohio’s hungry

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Through OFBF’s county-based “Farmers Feed Our Needs” campaign, Ohio farmers are helping to provide less fortunate Ohioans with safe and healthy food.

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Farmers become advocates

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Participants in OFBF's AgriPOWER Institute delve into a broad spectrum of information during a trip to Washington, D.C.

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So-called 'cow tax' draws criticism

Published Jan. 15, 2009

The American Farm Bureau Federation says a proposal to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act would result in new taxes on livestock operations.

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News Briefs

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Renewable Fuel Standard, Trade, New Ag Secretary, AFBF membership, Equine Task Force

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Bills may soon ban horse slaughter

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Two major pieces of legislation banning horse slaughter are expected to be reintroduced.

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Funding up for animal rights

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Total donations to the most significant domestic and international animal-rights groups reached nearly $330 million in 2007.

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New strategies can save farmland

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Innovative policies rather than funding may provide solutions to the loss of productive land in Ohio.

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