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Legal issues surrounding farm animal welfare among topics at OLC annual meeting

Published Feb. 24, 2011

The Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) will host its Annual Meeting and Industry Symposium on April 4 at the Fawcett Center at Ohio State University.

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Legal tips for all purpose vehicle use

Published May. 15, 2013

Many farmers utilize all purpose vehicles (APV) or all terrain vehicles (ATVs) on their farms. While APVs can be extremely helpful to farmers, they can also create problems when they are used to trespass on farm property. Ohio Farm Bureau has a brochure available to members in its legal information series that covers issues related to APVs that farmers may encounter.

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Legal with Leah: Ag sales tax exemption

Published Nov. 17, 2015

Does the ag sales tax exemption apply to ATVs and utilities vehicles? Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Ag Law Leah Curtis definitively says: "sometimes." Learn about when these vehicles qualify, and for whom, in this latest Legal with Leah.

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Legal with Leah: Grain test disputes

Published Aug. 6, 2015

What recourse do farmers have if they dispute their test results from the elevator? Farm Bureau’s ag law director Leah Curtis and Joe Cornely talk about the options in the latest Legal with Leah.

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Legal with Leah: Liability issues of equipment on roads

Published Aug. 13, 2015

There’s a difference between being ticketed and being sued if you’re involved with an equipment accident on the road. Learn more, plus road rules and what to do if you’re in an accident from Farm Bureau’s Leah Curtis.

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Legislation for marketing agreements would mean produce grower opportunties

Published Apr. 5, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau and the Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association have been working on legislation that would establish a framework for voluntary marketing agreements that set production standards for certain agricultural products.

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Legislation would restore SWCD funds

Published Feb. 22, 2010

SWCD funding was significantly cut last year to balance the state’s budget. Language in Senate Bill 155 directs a portion of the state’s existing fee on the sale of new tires to help restore funding to local SWCDs.

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Legislative process continues to shape livestock board

Published Mar. 11, 2010

As the House Agriculture Committee approved implementing legislation for the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, the Senate began work on its version of the bill.

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OFBF's Adam Sharp and Josh Knights of The Nature Conservancy talk about the Healthy Water Ohio report.

Legislators hear Healthy Water Ohio’s water quality bond proposal

Published Oct. 29, 2015

Ohio Farm Bureau and The Nature Conservancy teamed up this week on a presentation to the Lake Erie Legislative Caucus about Healthy Water Ohio’s strategic plan for maintaining and strengthening the state’s water resources.

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Legislators to go on the road to learn about ag issues

Published Jul. 7, 2015

House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger is convening an agricultural study committee that will travel around the state this summer to look at current ag issues.

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Gov. John Kasich joined OFBF staff and others when he signed a bill establishing Ohio Agriculture Week.

Legislature designates Ohio Agriculture Week March 14 to 18

Published Mar. 23, 2011

Gov. John Kasich recently signed House Bill 89, sponsored by State Rep. Tim Derickson (R-Hanover Township), which designates the second full week of March as Ohio Agriculture Week to honor the state’s agriculture community.

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Energy exploration has resulted in a large amount of new infrastructure in eastern Ohio.

LESSONS LEARNED Farmers talk about pros, cons of energy exploration

Published Jul. 7, 2015

Farmers hope others look to eastern Ohio to understand the opportunities and challenges it is facing and to prepare themselves as oil and gas development continues to expand westward.

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Be a part of The Food Dialogues on Sept. 22, 2011

Let's Talk about the Future of Food

Published Sep. 14, 2011

All are invited to join online or in-person Sept. 22 for “The Food Dialogues” – A new conversation about the future of food in the United States

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Let’s talk about Cheerios

Published Jan. 17, 2014

After more than a year of being heavily lobbied to remove genetically modified ingredients from Cheerios, two weeks ago General Mills announced that its original Cheerios are now non-GMO. Many folks in the farm community have expressed strong views on Cheerios news.

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License plates issued for all-purpose vehicles

Published Sep. 9, 2010

Rules designed to curb trespassing, provide public trails.

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Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor joins Ohio Farm Bureau's Jack Fisher on Town Hall Ohio

Lieutenant governor: State reform ideas have been in the works for years

Published Jul. 20, 2011

Gov. John Kasich’s administration is determined to make Ohio a state to do business in again and that means making drastic, and sometimes controversial, changes, says the state’s lieutenant governor.

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Life is Better with Animals

Published Jan. 19, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau's Animals For Life Foundation is launching the “Life is Better with Animals” campaign to show importance of mutually beneficial human and animal interactions.

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Ty Kellogg

Like agriculture, the integrity is in the process

Published Dec. 13, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau Organization Director Ty Kellogg volunteered these thoughts as he accompanied farmers to the organization's annual meeting.

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Steve Hirsch is Ohio Farm Bureau's president and a Ross County farmer.

Like farmers, Farm Bureau must be innovative

Published Oct. 15, 2013

Just as we’re open to changing the way we farm, we’re again considering some changes to the way we do things in Farm Bureau.

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Items sold during the auction included cheese sculptures and a wooden tractor rocker.

Live, silent auction raises money for foundations

Published Dec. 22, 2014

The ninth annual Rural-Urban Community Auction raised more than $10,000 for Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Animals for Life Foundation and the Ohio Center on Agricultural Law, Inc. at Ohio Farm Bureau’s 96th Annual Meeting.

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Livestock board considers veal housing

Published Nov. 11, 2010

During a recent meeting, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board agreed to set targets for its standards on veal calf housing. In separate votes, the board approved two “key concepts."

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Livestock board has difficult decisions ahead

Published Mar. 23, 2011

After nearly a year of work, dozens of meetings and thousands of public comments, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is close to completing Ohio’s initial standards for farm animal well-being.

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Livestock board proposes euthanasia standards

Published Oct. 14, 2010

The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board unanimously voted in favor of proposed euthanasia standards for farm animals.

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Livestock board’s proposal rethinks use of sow stalls

Published Jan. 19, 2011

The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is considering rules that could lead to changes in the way farmers house pregnant pigs.

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Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs shared the Ohio Department of Agriculture's plans for the Board

Livestock care bill introduced

Published Feb. 1, 2010

Lawmakers consider program's enforcement, funding

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