Ohio Farm Bureau board members recognized strong emotions on both sides of the Senate Bill 5/Issue 2 debate, but believed it was the responsibility of leadership to make a recommendation to members.
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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.
Landowners with non-permanent grain storage bins should check their county auditor’s tax card to determine if the auditor is taxing the bins as real property. The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) recently ruled that non-permanent grain storage bins at a grain elevator are not “real property” under Ohio law, and should be not be considered improvements that add to the property tax bill. The case is now headed to the Ohio Supreme Court for further consideration and Ohio Farm Bureau will be weighing in with the court on this important issue through an amicus brief.
Ohio Farm Bureau Senior Director of Animal and Food Policy Leah Dorman discusses a recent experience she had while visiting Pilot Dogs, Inc. and finds a comparison to how farmers deal with blind faith and with consumers.
A new regional biogas plant and more than a dozen anaerobic digesters in the works are helping Ohio increase its presence in the renewable energy industry.
Thanks to the Biodiesel School Bus Grant Program, 21 school districts are already powering their buses with soy biodiesel and providing cleaner air for their students.
Advanced Image Resources Inc. (AIR) is giving consumers a choice to use their printers and copiers and be environmentally friendly while doing it.
Two major pieces of legislation banning horse slaughter are expected to be reintroduced.
Citing the contributions of Ohio’s farmers to the economy and the state’s rich agricultural heritage, OFBF testified in favor of a bill that would designate the week of Thanksgiving as Ohio Agriculture Week.
The U.S. House this month passed a bill that would help increase the number of veterinarians working in livestock and food animal practices and in key public health fields. The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the Senate to follow suit.
At the end of the year, Ohio lawmakers passed House Bill 5, a municipal tax reform bill. The legislation simplifies and establishes consistency for the filing of municipal income tax returns.
Passed in the Senate Wednesday, a bill to help facilitate the transfer of the NPDES program for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and storm water associated with construction activity to ODA from Ohio EPA is now awaiting the governor’s signature.
House Bill (HB) 473, a bill proposing rules on how much water farms and factories in Ohio can draw from Lake Erie, passed the Ohio House of Representatives April 25 with a vote of 59-38.
Gov. Ted Strickland has signed Senate Bill 131, sponsored by Sens. Karen Gillmor, R-Tiffin, and Capri Cafaro, D-Hubbard, which will establish a bio-products preferred purchasing program, making Ohio the first state in the country with such a program in statute.
Many farmers who conduct agritourism activities on their property face challenges with liability and regulatory costs.
Expert says farmers need to both embrace, be wary of data collection, application
Looking for the perfect holiday gift item? Check out the items up for bid on the 9th annual Rural-Urban Community Auction sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Animals for Life Foundation and the Ohio Center on Agricultural Law, Inc.
The AgChat Foundation’s recent Agvocacy 2.0 Conference in Nashville was anything but a traditional farmer and rancher gathering.
If you're a regular listener to the radio show Town Hall Ohio, you know show host Joe Cornely has fun matching the show's topics to songs that fit the theme. Joe is a music buff and supplied us with his list of favorite show topics and songs that fit nicely together. Who knew there was a song about bio products made from soybeans?
In this blog, Ohio Farm Bureau's David White discusses the Best Food Facts website which is dedicated to providing information on the many facets of food production, including preparation, consumption and everything in-between.
Steve Berk has been named organization director for Ohio Farm Bureau in Clinton, Fayette, Greene and Warren counties.
New series of articles looks at how being a Farm Bureau member helps build a resilient food community.
When Ohio Farm Bureau leaders could not yet provide a long list of legislative accomplishments, programs and services, they communicated a belief that inspired farmers to lead the organization to where it is today.
What could you or your organization do with an extra $1,000? That's what's up for grabs in the “Because I Care” video contest, coordinated by OFBF’s Center for Food and Animal Issues.
Those who want to limit energy development in Ohio are trying to do so by using a little employed mechanism in the Ohio Constitution. While the intention is to limit oil and gas drilling or pipeline development, the initiatives could have far- reaching impacts on all businesses and citizens.
Over the next 10 years, Ohio is projected to have 38,000 miles of pipeline construction done statewide. The new or upgraded pipelines will carry everything from natural gas to crude oil to refined fuels. Landowners need to be aware that many projects don’t fall under eminent domain.
Ohio’s natural gas and oil boom is resulting in a flurry of pipeline construction all over the state as well as complaints about high-pressure tactics from leasing agents. Landowners are advised to contact an attorney if approached about a pipeline easement.
Ag Districts can be a great way for farmers to receive legal protections for some farming activities, but property owners need to be aware that annexation can potentially cause problems.
Battelle offers a wide array of school improvement services to educators nationwide.
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Issue 2 was designed to give Ohio voters the confidence that animal care questions are being effectively addressed and to give farmers the assurance that any animal care policies in Ohio will be reasonable and based on comprehensive debate.
Dr. David Baker, Professor Emeritus in Environmental Studies at Heidelberg University, and Dr. Bernie Erven, Professor Emeritus in Agricultural Communications at Ohio State University, are honorees for the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation's 2010 Golf Invitational
Ohio Farm Bureau, contestants, county Farm Bureau recognized on opening day of American Farm Bureau's annual meeting.
Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, James Moll, has unveiled an advance trailer and website for his latest film, 'Farmland.'
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Conservation Farm Family Awards. The awards program through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is co-sponsored by 'Ohio Farmer' magazine and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Certified Crop Adviser of the Year award.
Despite major changes in society, the way many associations operate hasn’t changed much, according to Mary Byers, an author and consultant who spoke at Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual meeting.
Auglaize County Farm Bureau's Movie on the Farm event was full of fun activities, and opportunities for conversations about Farm Bureau and agriculture. Organization Director Jill Smith shares her experience and thoughts about the event in this blog post.
Legal issues in agriculture will be the focus of a one-day Ohio State University Extension conference on March 25.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program members are required to attend one safety seminar per year to remain program eligible.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program members are required to attend one safety seminar per year to remain program eligible. For a list of dates and locations open the document attached to this page or contact your county Farm Bureau for details about upcoming meetings.
During the 90th annual meeting, Ohio Farm Bureau was presented with American Farm Bureau’s new Pinnacle Award.
OFBF's annual Trends and Issues Conference held in March focused on the farm bill and climate policy.
During Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual meeting Nov. 28-30, more than 300 member delegates from around the state will discuss and debate county proposed changes to Farm Bureau policy. Once approved, these ideas will guide the organization on a number of issues in the coming year.
A breakdown of what's included in the enabling legislation for the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, as passed by the General Assembly.
Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jack Fisher has received accolades for his work at the helm of the state’s largest farm organization.
When an energy company began reaching out to farmers in northeast Ohio about growing grass for biofuels, it was a perfect opportunity for the Ashtabula County Farm Bureau to bring the community together.
Yvonne Lesicko, OFBF senior director of legislative and regulatory affairs, discusses where Farm Bill progress stands.
With 1.4 billion people and a growing middle class, the impact China has on world agriculture is steadily increasing.
When hauling crops, equipment or other heavy items, take the time to make sure you’re in compliance with Ohio’s road laws. All trucks and even farm equipment are subject to Ohio’s weight laws, including the gross vehicle weight limit of 80,000 pounds and the axle limitations.