News & Events

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Farm Bureau members discuss how Community Councils could impact local issues.

New focus for advisory councils

Published Dec. 11, 2012

Advisory councils are now called community councils. New council format to begin in January.

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New law, reporting system, battles Ohio scrap metal theft

Published Jul. 10, 2012

Ohio has the most scrap metal thefts in the nation. Gov. John Kasich recently signed a bill into law which aims to curb the growing problem.

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Senate President Tom Niehaus

New look legislature: Change at Statehouse could have implications for farmers

Published Jan. 19, 2011

More than two dozen new faces were sworn into the legislature earlier this month, with the House of Representatives switching to a Republican majority and the Senate gaining two Republican majority seats.

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Local volunteers are the backbone of Farm Bureau’s membership campaigns.

New membership campaign will offer more flexibility, opportunities

Published Nov. 12, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau is moving toward a seasonal approach to its membership campaign in order to allow volunteers to contribute in ways that best suit their schedule, interests and talents.

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New membership model and dues structure proposed for Ohio Farm Bureau

Published Nov. 14, 2013

In order to support a transparent discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing the organization, here is a look at what is being considered and why.

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New Ohio Livestock Care Standards become effective Sept. 29

Published Aug. 11, 2011

Ohio Department of Agriculture Director James Zehringer announced animal care rules developed by the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will become effective Sept. 29, 2011. Farm community encouraged to attend five regional informational meetings.

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The Grand Lake St. Marys watershed was designated as a

New Ohio rules establish ‘watersheds in distress’

Published Feb. 24, 2011

Rules recently adopted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) allow the agency to take additional action to address water quality issues, such as those that have occurred at Grand Lake St. Marys.

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Bruce McPheron discusses his plans as he prepares to become the new leader for Ohio State's agricultural programs..

New Ohio State dean shares thoughts on research, Extension

Published Oct. 9, 2012

Bruce McPheron is the incoming dean of Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and vice president for agricultural administration. He recently visited Ohio Farm Bureau’s offices for a recording of 'Town Hall Ohio.'

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Ohio Farm Bureau's Director of Leadership Development Chip Nelson

New presidents searching for new direction

Published Aug. 13, 2013

Director of Leadership Development, Chip Nelson, discusses his recent experience working with a group of leaders at Ohio Farm Bureau's new presidents training.

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New program aims to help Ohio’s equine industry

Published Jan. 21, 2010

OFBF is helping to get the word out about a new Ohio State University Extension program that will provide helpful and up-to-date information to horse owners and enthusiasts.

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New severance tax bill, how Farm Bureau members say the money should be used

Published Jan. 30, 2014

House Bill 375 was recently introduced in an effort to make changes to the state’s severance tax (the tax that applies when natural resources are “severed” from the earth).

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Catch the "Agriculture is Cool" program at the Ohio State Fair.

New state fair program links kids to the farm

Published May. 25, 2011

This year the Ohio State Fair is launching a new program called “Agriculture is Cool” that would provide a fun and educational experience to fourth graders.

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The Envisioned Future Report gathered input from more than 2,800 Ohio Farm Bureau members

New strategic plan will guide Ohio Farm Bureau

Published Dec. 17, 2009

A 250-page strategic plan titled Ohio Farm Bureau's Envisioned Future — The New Era was developed in 2009 to guide the organization in coming years.

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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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The new Ohio Farm Bureau site is found at www.ofbf.org.

New Web site connects Farm Bureau to members and the public

Published Jun. 11, 2009

OFBF continued to add to its improved Web presence in May with the launch of the completely redesigned and upgraded Web site.

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Newly formed Ohio State advisory team

Published Jul. 17, 2014

In his blog, David White discusses Ohio Farm Bureau's newly formed Ohio State advisory team and why the team has been formed.

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News Briefs

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Farm income & expenses forecast, broadband funds, new commission, pork support, value-added grants, new Web site for beginning farmers and country of origin labels.

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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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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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News Briefs

Published Feb. 5, 2009

COOL, Equine bill, Trends and Issues Conference

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News Briefs

Published Mar. 12, 2009

U.S. Senate candidates, NAFTA, corn coalition, COOL, farm income, ethanol, farm bill

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News Briefs

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Ethanol, greenhouse gases, ACRE calculator, Young Farmers, animal rights,

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News Briefs

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Labor dispute, IRS data, antibiotics, farm subsidies

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News Briefs

Published May. 14, 2009

H1N1 virus, food prices, climate change, crop insurance, organic farming, ethanol

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News Briefs

Published Aug. 13, 2009

Ag spending bills, feeding the hungry, Senate Ag Subcommittee, AFBF Task Force and cancer study

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