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- Special CAUV meeting scheduled for March 5
- A look at Ohio’s property tax system
- Do your homework before applying for federal funds for renewable energy
- EPA director discusses clean water, oil and gas exploration
- Ohio’s Grain Indemnity Fund offers protection to grain farmers
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Twenty Ohioans interested in becoming future leaders and advocates for Ohio agriculture gathered in Columbus to meet for the first time after being selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in its 2012-2013 AgriPOWER Institute.
A new COSI on Wheels program has been launched following the successful run of “Agriculture Adventures,” an OFBF-sponsored program that has reached an estimated 482,333 participants over nine years.
A district court judge has upheld most of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) new rules for dairy labels.
A new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule would require farms to have a spill prevention plan in place later this year.
The current farm bill, which is set to expire in 2012, is something that is always at the top of the priority list of issues for Ohio Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau.
Ohio Farm Bureau's “Farmer’s Guide to Truck and Farm Implement Laws and Regulations" is a 38-page spiral bound notebook outlining laws and regulations that rule the road as farmers and truckers travel across the state.
Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) released a comprehensive tax reform proposal Feb. 26. The proposal lowers tax rates for individuals and businesses and broadens the tax base by eliminating over 220 tax credits, deductions and exclusions. It also would simplify and streamline the tax code.
Advisory councils are now called community councils. New council format to begin in January.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
Director of Leadership Development, Chip Nelson, discusses his recent experience working with a group of leaders at Ohio Farm Bureau's new presidents training.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Innovative policies rather than funding may provide solutions to the loss of productive land in Ohio.
OFBF continued to add to its improved Web presence in May with the launch of the completely redesigned and upgraded Web site.
In his blog, David White discusses Ohio Farm Bureau's newly formed Ohio State advisory team and why the team has been formed.
Brief updates on EPA's Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure rule, 'Town Hall Ohio' shows, Ohio Food and Farm Leadership Forum Dec. 10, CAUV, and webinars for rural entrepreneurs