The Senate Agriculture Committee and the House Committee on Agriculture have both marked up and reported out Farm Bills this week. Both bills passed respective committees. It is anticipated that the Senate bill will have floor consideration by the full Senate next week. The House has not yet scheduled the bill for a floor vote but the ultimate deadline is September 30 when the current 9-month extension of the 2008 Farm Bill expires.
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- AFBF Foundation for Agriculture names children’s book of the year
- Young Ag Professionals start new group
- Forum explores human-animal bond
- Highland County farmers receive ‘hero’ award
- How 'Farmland' will help bridge the gap between farmers and consumers
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Farm Bureau weighing in, providing educational resources to members.
A look at recent news and upcoming events with local Farm Bureaus throughout Ohio.
In addition to an educational program that will showcase Ohio agriculture for fourth-graders, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is launching an 'Ag is Cool!' multimedia contest.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging Ohio agriculture organizations with environmental education projects to apply for grants from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund.
The head of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is determined to improve the permitting process at the agency, which has more than 1,300 rules.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has created an office to help businesses comply with regulations and identify pollution prevention opportunities that can save money, increase efficiency and benefit the environment.
This weekend, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Town Hall Ohio radio show will feature several experts who will discuss drought preparedness.
Ohio's constitution requires the state to pass a balanced budget. To do that, lawmakers are going to have to fill an $8.4 billion hole in the next fiscal cycle.
Ohio Farm Bureau's “Ohio Farm and Country,” television show, airing weekly on ONN-TV, has been awarded a coveted national Telly Award for agricultural issues-based television programming. The show is produced in conjunction with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and presented by Nationwide Insurance.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s first-ever Farm Blogging Workshop, held in June, is helping Ohio farmers be part of a growing online conversation about food and farming.
2010 brought new challenges and new opportunities.
Eight finalists named in competition to receive free Bob Evans grocery products for a year.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) thanks Ohio lawmakers for their unanimous support of legislation that will allow the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board to move forward.
Two Ohio Farm Bureau youths have been selected to be on the Junior Fair Board of the Ohio State Fair.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) recently-created Center for Food and Animal Issues has assembled its team of professionals that will facilitate discussion over society’s relationship to animals.
At issue: Should the state seek to exempt Ohioans from a federal requirement to purchase health care? Should the age limit for judges be raised from 70 to 75?
Recap of achievements and awards from Ohio Farm Bureau's 93rd annual meeting Nov. 30 - Dec.2 in Columbus.
The first full week of the new year was a busy one for Ohio Farm Bureau, with its involvement in several political events and the appointment of several of Ohio’s elected officials to U.S. House and Senate agriculture committees.
Ohio Farm Bureau is launching a pilot program this year to quantify the conversations its members have about building trust in food, farming and agriculture. “Project 155” will kick off in conjunction with “Conversation with EASE” training sessions this winter at various county Farm Bureau meetings.
Priorities include climate change, wildlife damage, Extension funding and challenges to dairy farmers.
President Porteus re-elected, three new members join board of trustees
Steve Hirsch has been elected president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation; Sparky Weilnau has been elected first vice president; Tim Willams elected to the executive committee.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced its support for State Issue 1, which will renew Ohio's highly successful Third Frontier program.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is working with the agriculture community in Ohio to get a water quality program started in the Ohio River Basin, which extends from New York to Tennessee.