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Hunters, landowners in favor of access program

Published May. 14, 2009

Hunters and landowners agree Ė itís time to put a dent in the stateís wild deer herd. So does OFBF and the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

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Hunters, farmers face a shared threat

Published Jun. 10, 2010

When animal rights groups backed an anti-hunting ballot measure in Ohio in 1998, the stateís hunters saw a bigger picture.

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County Farm Bureau Communication Action Team leaders discuss ways to make an impact in their local communities.

Hundreds of Ohio farmers gather to discuss opportunities to grow together

Published Aug. 23, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau represents the belief that farmers working collectively can secure whatís important to farmersí individually.

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Farmers who were locally elected in every Ohio county voted on OFBF policy at the annual meeting.

Hundreds of farmers set OFBF policies for 2010

Published Dec. 17, 2009

Three hundred and forty six delegates represented their county Farm Bureaus and voted on policies that will shape the direction of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) in 2010 at the organizationís 91st annual meeting in Cincinnati this month.

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Keynote speaker Mark Sanborn said leadership is about discovering potential and possibility.

Hundreds gather to share ideas at new leadership forum

Published Dec. 19, 2013

Mark Sanborn, a nationally recognized speaker and author, kicked off the first-ever Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum with a message that resonated with Ohio Farm Bureauís mission to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers.

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Hundreds gather for Young Ag Professionals Leadership Conference

Published Mar. 26, 2009

Young Agricultural Professionals learned more about the ag industry and themselves when they attended the Young Ag Professionals Leadership Conference earlier this month in Columbus.

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HSUS, egg producers seek national hen standards

Published Jul. 20, 2011

The United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the United States have agreed to support national legislation addressing housing for laying hens and abandon state-by-state ballot initiatives.

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HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle provided public comments during a recent meeting of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

HSUS recognizes authority of Livestock Care Board

Published Aug. 25, 2010

Ohio is serious about the care and treatment of its livestock, and the Livestock Care Standards Board is the authority on the issue in the state. Thatís part of the message Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society of the United States delivered to the board Tuesday.

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HSUS President Wayne Pacelle addresses issues relevant to Ohio

Published Jul. 1, 2009

HSUS President Wayne Pacelle visited with AgriTalk host Mike Adams Wednesday, addressing numerous issues, specifically Mr. Pacelle's visit to Ohio, HSUS's ballot measure and his reaction to the effort to create an Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. Read and listen to the interview here.

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Rather than immediately pursue a ballot initiative, HSUS President Wayne Pacelle (right) said he wants the livestock boa

HSUS offers testimony to livestock board

Published Sep. 10, 2010

Ohio is serious about the care and treatment of its livestock, and the voter-approved Livestock Care Standards Board is the authority on the issue in the state.

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Jeff Howard (center) receives his award from nominator Tim Hesselbrock and Butler County Farm Bureau President Gail Lier

Howard receives crop advising award

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Jeff Howard received the 2008 Excellence in Crop Advising award.

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How your voice was heard as the state finalized new farm nutrient legislation

Published Apr. 15, 2014

Working through Ohio Farm Bureau, farmers were actively engaged in the multi-year process of drafting, writing and revising the law. The bill, the first of its kind in the nation, was first passed by the Senate. The House recently passed its version, which the Senate is expected to approve. It will then go to Gov. John Kasich for his signature.

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How weíre helping young people solve problems in their community

Published Mar. 21, 2014

Thirty-three high school students from across the state learned how to take action in the government process by participating in the Ohio Youth Capitol Challenge program. Sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, 4-H and FFA, the policy development program took place Feb. 18-19 in Columbus in conjunction with Ohio Farm Bureauís Ag Day at the Capitol.

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Personal outreach and workshops on niche farming have helped draw more people to the annual YAP event.

How volunteers brought together nearly 300 rising food and farm advocates

Published Feb. 12, 2014

Young professionals event continues to grow

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How one local group is aiming to promote food, farms and community

Published Jul. 22, 2013

A local Farm Bureau Community council is taking it upon itself to launch a program bringing local chefs to a local farmers market to showcase how to prepare fresh foods.

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250 Ohio State students gathered to have a conversation about farming and where their food comes from.

How Ohio State students made a difference and why you should care

Published Apr. 2, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau's Darrell Rubel provides part two of his thoughts on a unique and engaging conversation about food hosted by Ohio State University's Collegiate Young Farmers.

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Before meeting with lawmakers, OFBF volunteers signed books containing the comments of Ohio farmers opposed to the rules

How Ohio farmers protected opportunities for youths

Published Jun. 13, 2012

The passion of Ohio Farm Bureau members along with the use of some simple technology gave the organization momentum as it helped block an unpopular proposal on federal youth labor rules.

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How OFBF members are working to change a law affecting road access

Published Feb. 27, 2014

Farm machinery has not been allowed to use a portion of U.S Route 20, or the Norwalk Bypass, in Huron County for many years. Recently, several farmers including two Huron County Farm Bureau members, John Brooks and Bill Ommert, submitted testimony on House Bill 249, which seeks to resolve the longstanding issue that has impacted farmers in that area.

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How local ideas led to AFBF policies

Published Feb. 12, 2014

Ohioans voting at the meeting debated and discussed a variety of policies and were successful in advancing three recommendations submitted by fellow farmers.

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How Kasichís mid-biennium review affects you

Published Apr. 15, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau is taking a close look at Gov. John Kasichís 1,600-page mid-biennium review (MBR), a package of policy and budgetary provisions that lay out Kasichís goals for the year. The MBR has been split out into 14 separate bills so legislative committees can consider them. The MBR is comprehensive and covers everything from K-12 and higher education to various tax changes to amusement ride inspection fees.

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How an old tractor or truck can help seriously ill kids

Published Jul. 20, 2011

If you have an old vehicle on your land that has been sitting there for years, or a used car to get rid of, the Ronald McDonald House can help.

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In the Mercy for Animals video, Bob Barker delivered the less than earth-shattering news that vegans don't like veal.

How an animal rights group invented a scandal and the mediaís response

Published Sep. 24, 2010

Claims made by Mercy for Animals at a recent press conference drew challenges from journalists.

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AgriPOWER Class IV in Washington D.C.

How AgriPOWER can help you be a farm advocate

Published Mar. 18, 2014

AgriPOWER is a leadership and advocacy development program, which consists of multi-day institutes that cover public policy matters facing local communities, the state of Ohio, the nation and the world. Ohio Farm Bureau is now taking applications for Class VI. Here is what two past participants had to say about the program.

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How a recent grant will build the local food economy in southeast Ohio

Published Mar. 25, 2014

Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Doug OíBrien recently visited Athens County to announce a grant award of more than $198,000 to help Rural Action and the Southeast Ohio Food Hub Network expand the distribution of locally grown foods.

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How 'Farmland' will help bridge the gap between farmers and consumers

Published Apr. 15, 2014

On May 1, Farmland will be coming to theaters in more than 60 major markets and will be screened in rural communities, too. Itís the latest documentary from Academy Award winning director James Moll.

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