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Ohio Farm Bureau member Kristin Reese will serve as a panelist on one of the four dissusions at The Food Dialogues: LA

Farmers and ranchers take to LA for The Food Dialogues

Published Jun. 8, 2012

Farmers and ranchers are headed to Los Angeles – the entertainment capital of the world – for the second Food Dialogues event, June 20-21. Four separate discussions – held over two days – will bring together entertainment movers and shakers, chefs, academics, large restaurant operators, journalists, local leaders, farmers and ranchers for an in-depth conversation about food. Ohio Farm Bureau member Kristin Reese will serve as a panelist at one of the four discussions.

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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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We're talking about Oprah's Vegan Challenge

Farmers a bit surprised by Oprah's Vegan Challenge show

Published Feb. 2, 2011

When farmers learned that Oprah Winfrey was doing a show promoting a vegan lifestyle there was more than a little concern. But to the surprise of much of the agricultural community, the show may actually have done farmers a favor.

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Farmer input needed on tax reform

Published Jul. 17, 2013

Farmer input is needed on a recently announced approach to tax reform in the U.S. Senate, and Farm Bureau members have been asked to contact their representatives and senators to voice opinions about what should and shouldn't be part of a rewritten tax code.

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Consumers want to know about issues that impact them.

Farmer engagement must move beyond ‘feeding the world’

Published Jul. 20, 2011

A growing body of evidence suggests that Americans who do not farm or ranch really don’t give a rip that America’s farmers and ranchers are striving to feed the world.

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Farm-to-Table Study program explores food system in Costa Rica

Published Aug. 23, 2011

Participants will explore the food system from the “farm to the table” while considering various aspects of animal health and welfare, food safety, food protection and security, and public health.

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Collegiate Young Farmers' Farm to Fork Food Dialogues brought a variety of food interests together at once.

Farm to Fork Food Dialogue: A Feast for the Mind

Published Apr. 1, 2013

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

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Prof. Harold Keener discusses OARDC's research on developing energy from biogas. Photo by Seth Teter

Farm research highlights AgriPOWER Institute

Published Feb. 5, 2009

OFBF's AgriPOWER Institute explored emerging areas of research during three days of leadership training at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).

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Farm payments resume after temporary suspension

Published May. 13, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency announced that farm payments, which had been temporarily suspended due to sequestration, resumed May 8.

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Farm owner successfully battles city in eminent domain case

Published Mar. 12, 2010

For almost six years Farm Bureau member Elaine Irwin has been fighting a plan to run a storm-water drainage pipe across her horse farm in northeastern Ohio.

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Farm organizations say nutrient management a priority

Published Nov. 20, 2012

Twenty agricultural groups are distributing this letter in an unprecedented campaign that encourages farmers to be proactive in the effort to improve water quality

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Farm Income Enhancement Program marks 20th anniversary

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Today, the program is so successful that it has drawn the attention of ag groups in other states and other land-grant universities.

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Farm groups outline concerns with climate regulations

Published May. 17, 2010

Ohio farm organizations recently sent a letter to Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown asking him to carefully consider the unintended environmental and economic impacts of climate change legislation.

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Five Ohio farm families were reconginzed during Farm Science Review for their efforts to protect natural resources.

Farm families recognized for conservation

Published Oct. 15, 2010

Five Ohio farm families, each members of Ohio Farm Bureau, were recognized with the Ohio Conservation Farm Family Award.

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Farm Factor Draws a Crowd

Published Jul. 18, 2013

Ross County Farm Bureau's progressive farm tour dinner shows how Farm Bureau is uniquely positioned to bring the "agri-curious" into contact with their farmer neighbors to answer questions, build community and have some fun. Pat Petzel shares her take in this blog post.

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From L: Mike Bumgarner accepts a $50,000 check from FCS’s Andrew Wilson, Roger Earley and George Stebbins

Farm Credit Services makes $100,000 commitment to support livestock farmers

Published Sep. 2, 2009

The agricultural lending cooperative Farm Credit Services is giving $100,000 to support two initiatives that aim to advance Ohio’s livestock community.

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From left, OFBF's Mike Bumgarner with Farm Credit Services directors Andrew Wilson, Roger Earley and George Stebbins

Farm Credit Services makes $100,000 commitment to support livestock farmers

Published Sep. 10, 2009

The agricultural lending cooperative Farm Credit Services is giving $100,000 to support two initiatives that aim to advance Ohio’s livestock community.

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Joe Cornely

Farm community’s efforts on water quality attract attention

Published Feb. 12, 2013

After 20 years as a reporter and another 15 doing media relations, I can usually sense whether a news story is going to be a big deal or not. This one surprised me a little.

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Ohio Farm Bureau sponsored a recent conference examining ways farmers could help improve water quality in Lake Erie.

Farm community addresses water quality issues in Grand Lake St. Marys, Lake Erie

Published Sep. 6, 2011

Ohio’s farm community has been coming together to discuss and look for solutions to water quality and nutrient management challenges in the state. Of particular concern is Grand Lake St. Marys and the western Lake Erie Basin.

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Farm certified agents show commitment to customers

Published Aug. 13, 2009

The better your insurance agent knows and understands your farming operation, the more he or she can act as your trusted partner helping ensure you have the insurance coverages you need while helping keep your farm insurance costs reasonable.

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Steve Hirsch

Farm Bureau’s potential

Published Dec. 11, 2012

Excerpt from OFBF President Steve Hirsch's remarks at the 94th annual meeting.

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Farm Bureau’s position on Ohio’s biennial budget bill

Published Jun. 27, 2013

After extensive deliberation, Ohio Farm Bureau's board of trustees voted to approve this budget bill, which provides support for many critical programs for the agricultural community.

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Farm Bureau’s landowner advocacy

Published Feb. 12, 2014

Farm Bureau works hard advocating at the Ohio Statehouse, Ohio Supreme Court, Congress, Federal Supreme Court and with local governments to ensure property rights and address other issues landowners have. Here are a few highlights of that advocacy work.

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Farm Bureau: Ditch the U.S. EPA’s proposed water rule

Published May. 8, 2014

Everyday farming practices, including fence building, planting and fertilizer application, could be affected by a proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule to expand federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. In March the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued its proposed rule, which would expand the definition of "Waters of the United States" under the CWA and give them jurisdiction over almost all areas with a hydrologic connection to downstream navigable waters, including ditches.

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Volunteers donated their time and efforts in a massive cabbage harvest in Sandusky County.

Farm Bureau, volunteers rally to feed Ohio’s hungry

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Through OFBF’s county-based “Farmers Feed Our Needs” campaign, Ohio farmers are helping to provide less fortunate Ohioans with safe and healthy food.

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