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Taken at their word

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Ear-catching quotes ?from the past few weeks

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Farm Bureau opposes changing to a single food agency

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Farm Bureau opposes merging the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Department of Health and Human Services into a single entity.

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Obama plan would end direct payments to some farms

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Proposal sets $500,000 sales threshold

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Coshocton County couple works to feed a need

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Through OFBF’s “Farmers Feed Our Needs” campaign, farmers are combining with partners to help hungry and less fortunate Ohioans.

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A jump start to membership. Photo by Lynn Snyder

County News

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Northeast, Clinton, Fayette, Greene, Highland, Van Wert, Jefferson

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COSI on Wheels

Published Mar. 12, 2009

'Agriculture Adventures' wraps up successful run

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Picnic on the farm

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau has created a new contest as part of this year’s membership campaign.

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Local products, discussion forums, teacher newsletter

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May We Introduce…

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Stephen Heppe, Portage County; Sandy Kuhn, director of commodity relations and executive director of the Ohio Livestock Coalition

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Nationwide News

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Preventing slips and falls

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On Your Behalf

Published Mar. 12, 2009

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

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Opinion: Perfect attendance ?matters in the workplace

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Russ Beckner, Butler County

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Ohio farmers win national environmental awards

Published Mar. 12, 2009

John and Jim Anderson of Shreve were the recipients of the American Sheep Industry Association’s Environmental Stewardship Award. Neil and Gina Boeckman of Celina recently received the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s annual Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award.

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Livestock meeting is April 6

Published Mar. 12, 2009

The Ohio Livestock Coalition is holding its annual meeting and industry symposium on April 6 at Der Dutchman in Plain City.

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Deer harvest surpasses quarter of a million?

Published Mar. 12, 2009

A total of 252,017 deer were killed during Ohio’s 2008-09 hunting season, according to the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

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Attorneys to explore farm issues at Extension conference

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Legal issues in agriculture will be the focus of a one-day Ohio State University Extension conference on March 25.

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Barn fires can present unique obstacles for firefighters who often deal with residential or commerical structure fires.

Barn fires rose this winter

Published Mar. 12, 2009

Take steps for prevention

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Amid budget cuts, Extension moves ahead with reorganization

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Reduced funding forces layoffs, and more are projected

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Farmers air concerns in D.C.

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Local leaders make trip as federal issues mount

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A guide to influencing farm, rural policy

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Ever wonder why Farm Bureau supports one issue and opposes another, or how it makes up its mind on hot button topics such as tax policy or livestock regulations?

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News Briefs

Published Mar. 26, 2009

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

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County Farm Bureau presidents, shown here leaving Capitol Hill, met with lawmakers on a variety of federal issues.

County Presidents' Trip

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Spending, livestock issues lead Washington talks

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Lawmakers want White House office for rural policy

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Saying that his constituents face challenges just as unique as urban residents, Ohio Congressman Zack Space called on President Obama to establish a White House office dedicated to rural issues.

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Extremist attacks on the food chain rose in 2008

Published Mar. 26, 2009

According to the Animal Agriculture Alliance, a watchdog for the livestock industry, attacks on the global food chain from animal rights and environmental extremists jumped 42 percent -- from 155 in 2007 to 220 in 2008.

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From the farm forum

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Each year, U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner holds a farm forum in his southwest Ohio district to discuss issues facing American agriculture. OFBF President Brent Porteus highlighted some of those issues for attendees during this year’s event. Below are excerpts from Porteus’ speech.

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