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ACTION ALERT: Free Trade Agreements vote near

Published Oct. 6, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau members are urged to contact their members of Congress to encourage the passage of Free Trade Agreements that can result in significant additional exports, economic development and jobs.

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Pat Hord says its not the size of his farm, but a passion for feeding people that motivates his family.

All ideas needed to address food production challenges

Published Oct. 12, 2011

If nothing else, the nation’s ongoing discussion about food production has revealed the complexity of issues relating to economic, environmental and social sustainability.

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The Ridgerunners advisory council has been meeting for more than 50 years.

Decades later, Ohio Farm Bureau Advisory Councils continue to discuss issues

Published Oct. 12, 2011

Jean Miller knows the value of Farm Bureau’s Advisory Councils goes much deeper than talking about agriculture and other issues. Over the years it has been about friendships and making a difference in the community.

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Thoughts on Food: Catch up on the conversation

Published Oct. 12, 2011

When the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance set out to start a new conversation about the future of food, it made sure it wasn’t forgetting current trends showing where an increasing number of conversations are being held.

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Highlights from 'The Food Dialogues' conversation Sept. 22

Published Oct. 12, 2011

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance held an online forum, “The Food Dialogues,” a town hall-style discussion to address Americans’ questions about how their food is grown and raised and the long-term impact of the food they are eating—on their own health and the health of the planet.

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It takes time: Building trust in today’s agriculture

Published Oct. 12, 2011

Recent research shows there is a sizeable gap between what Americans want from farmers and what they perceive they are getting.

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Nominate a Certified Crop Adviser for award program

Published Oct. 12, 2011

The Ohio Certified Crop Adviser Program is currently seeking nominations for the 2011 Ohio Certified Crop Adviser of the Year award.

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Leadership Engagement Team provides effective training to busy members

Published Oct. 12, 2011

A new Ohio Farm Bureau staff team is helping give members the leadership tools they need to help be better leaders and manage their busy lives more effectively.

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Conservation farm families were recognized at Farm Science Review.

Ohio Farm Families recognized for conservation

Published Oct. 12, 2011

Ohio’s top conservation farm families for 2011 were honored for their long-standing dedication to natural resource conservation on the land they farm during ceremonies at the Farm Science Review.

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Nationwide News: Farm, family can benefit from transition planning discussion

Published Oct. 12, 2011

When it comes to transition planning, farmers face some unique challenges and need to take proactive steps to help ensure that their legacy is protected.

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Supreme Court ruling favors landowners

Published Oct. 12, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau is pleased with a recent ruling from the Ohio Supreme Court that upholds the private property rights of landowners along Lake Erie.

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Ohio Farm Bureau's Young Agricultural Professionals recently met with lawmakers and other leaders in Washington, D.C.

Young ag professionals tell their stories to members of Congress

Published Oct. 12, 2011

About 30 young agricultural professionals, Ohio Farm Bureau staff and board members went on the three-day trip in September to learn how the political process works in D.C.

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American Farm Bureau makes recommendations on farm bill spending

Published Oct. 12, 2011

American Farm Bureau is asking Congress to spread farm bill cuts across key program areas. The organization’s proposal represents a balance of multiple commodity and regional interests.

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From left, Kasich, Director of Agriculture Zehringer and Jack Fisher

Gov. Kasich highlights economic opportunities for Ohio agriculture

Published Oct. 12, 2011

Asked about his philosophy on the role of government during a recent taping of Ohio Farm Bureau’s radio show 'Town Hall Ohio,' Ohio Gov. John Kasich said government should do what people can’t do for themselves.

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Foundations to host rural-urban community auction

Published Oct. 12, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Animals for Life Foundation, Ohio Center on Agricultural Law hosting
online auction during the month of November, with a live bidding finale during Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Meeting in Columbus Nov. 30.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation offers Agriculture Action & Awareness Grants

Published Oct. 12, 2011

Multiple $1,000 to $3,000 grants support porgrams and projects focusing on agricultural education, environmental and/or economic development in Ohio communities. Forms must be received by Nov. 15.

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Ohio Farm Bureau Statement on approval of Free Trade Agreements

Published Oct. 14, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation thanks members of Ohio's congressional delegation who voted to approve Free Trade Agreements with South Korea, Columbia and Panama.

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Four Ohioans Named Winners of "My Ohio Agriculture" contest

Published Nov. 8, 2011

Four Ohioans have been named winners of $500 each in the 'My Ohio Agriculture' video contest, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's Center for Food and Animal Issues.

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Free Trade Agreements are finally ratified

Published Nov. 15, 2011

The three agreements are now in the implementation phase with hope that trade will start very soon.

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OFBF is urging the Senate to pass H.R. 872 before enforcement action begins.

Lack of action means duplicative permit for pesticide application

Published Nov. 15, 2011

H.R. 872 would have stopped a recent court ruling that would add duplicative EPA regulations under the Federal Clean Water Act.

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Jon husted, left, and OFBF's Jack Fisher

Ohio Secretary of State visits 'Town Hall Ohio'

Published Nov. 15, 2011

As Ohio’s 53rd Secretary of State, Jon Husted said his job is to protect the rights of individuals and the sanctity of the state’s elections.

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Zehringer to serve as new Director of Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Published Nov. 15, 2011

Ohio Gov. John Kasich appoints Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director Jim Zehringer as new Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Dr. Tony Forshey, state veterinarian, to serve as interim director of ODA.

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U.S. sheep demand leads to call for more sheep, new farmers

Published Nov. 15, 2011

America’s appetite for lamb and wool is outpacing the supply provided by American sheep farmers.

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A video of the Stearns Homestead Farm received the most views on YouTube.com during the contest.

Four Ohioans named winners of ‘My Ohio Agriculture’ video contest

Published Nov. 15, 2011

The contest required entrants to submit a one- to three-minute video showcasing their connection to Ohio agriculture.

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Tom Mechamer takes guests through his greenhouse.

Tour showcases diverse agricultural opportunities

Published Nov. 15, 2011

The tour showcased both the successes and challenges to the agriculture industry in Wayne County.

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