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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.
Retail food prices at the supermarket decreased slightly for the third consecutive quarter, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey.
Keith Stimpert of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society of the United States discussed animal care issues on WOSU Radio's "Open Line" on Wednesday, July 8.
Ideal growing conditions across much of the Corn Belt so far this summer point to the second-largest corn crop ever, which is bringing a bearish tone to the market, according to Terry Francl, senior economist with the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Farm and Commodity Groups Applaud General Assembly's Action to Approve Resolution Authorizing Livestock Care Standards Board Ballot Measure
AFBF President Bob Stallman said House-passed climate legislation will have little to no impact on global temperatures. Testifying before a Senate Committee, he said without the adoption of similar actions by other countries, the U.S. "will be embarking on a fool's errand."
Former U.S. Rep. Charles Stenholm will be the keynote speaker at OFBF’s 2009 Leadership Conference. Stenholm, who represented Texas residents in Congress for 13 terms, now advocates in Washington on behalf of the agriculture industry.
Jeff Mason - Henry County and Amanda Denes - organization director for Erie, Huron and Lorain counties
Because farming and ranching are as much a lifestyle as an occupation, the entire family – including children and seniors – are often exposed to the many hazards associated with an agricultural workplace.
Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation's recent annual golf outing
Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.
There is an old saying that suggests, “There is strength in numbers.” If that is true, our partnership with Ohio Farm Bureau is as solid as a rock. In these rough economic times, it is comforting to know that together we are meeting challenges head-on.
In the mid 1980s when he was still chairman of Nationwide Insurance, Frank Sollars started working on an estate plan to pass on the farm to his five children. He wanted to make sure his family was taken care of and the process made as simple as possible.
Good public policy will allow Ohio farmers to continue provide safe, local foods and proper care for their animals.
Ohio’s turfgrass industry is growing, providing billions of dollars in economic output for the state, according to a recently released study.
broadband, ag exports and imports, food safety bill farm bill and Ohio FSA.
Be sure to stop by the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort Building at the 155th Ohio State Fair July 29 through Aug. 9. Features include a giant corn climbing wall, kiddie tractor course, chicks, ducklings, poults, the Our Ohio art display and a free plant for children under age 12.
Ear-catching quotes from the past few weeks.
County Farm Bureaus and local Farm Bureau members are invited to apply for an opportunity to be recognized by American Farm Bureau Federation for outstanding Farm Bureau programs and innovations.
OFBF’s communication projects recently received recognition through the American Farm Bureau Public Relations award.
Perry, Stark, Huron, Hocking County Farm Bureaus and the Southeast Region.
Growing a Masterpiece project & upcoming events
Harrison County Farm Bureau took immediate action when a village council talked about enforcing the weight limit on a road used by chicken producers.
As Ohio faces the question of how to set standards for farm animal treatment, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is supporting an effort that would ensure all sides of the issue are heard.
Despite an amendment to improve the measure for agriculture, Farm Bureau believes climate change legislation approved by the U.S. House still falls short.
Last year, Ohio was among the eight Midwest states and two Canadian provinces to ratify the Great Lakes Compact — an agreement that governs the use and prevents the diversion of water from the Great Lakes.
A bill introduced by Sen. Karen Gillmor, R-Tiffin, would implement a program in Ohio to expand the use of bio-products by state agencies.
Representatives of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will debate a wide range of animal care issues on this week's broadcast of Town Hall Ohio.
The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging members of Congress to support a change to the tax code that makes it more feasible for farmers and ranchers to donate food they grow to charitable organizations.
Ohio Expo Center and State Fair General Manager Virgil Strickler and Marketing and Public Relations Director Christina Leeds, will discuss the vast variety of attractions for fairgoers at the 156th Ohio State Fair.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has named Leah Dorman, D.V.M., as director of food programs for its Center for Food and Animal Issues.
For nearly 70 Ohioans, a recent trip to the Bob Evans Farm in southeast Ohio was all about getting back to basics.
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.
The Ohio State Fair got off to a soggy start on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of eager fairgoers and the activity in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) “Land and Living” exhibit.
Eight finalists named in competition to receive free Bob Evans grocery products for a year.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) recognized county Farm Bureaus for their outstanding activities and achievements during the past year at the organization’s annual leadership conference held in Columbus Aug. 10 and 11.
Terry Bradshaw, four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, two-time Super Bowl “Most Valuable Player” and Pro Football Hall of Fame member, will deliver the keynote address at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 91st annual meeting on Jan. 11, 2010, in Seattle, Wash.
This fall, three lucky Ohioans will win free groceries for a year, all for taking a few minutes to listen to the men and women who produce the food they eat every day.
Farm Bureau is working at the national level to defend farmers from what it believes to be onerous regulatory proposals.
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.
Those interested in running for public office now or at some point in the future, will have an opportunity to sharpen their campaigning skills during a two-day seminar in Columbus Sept. 1 and 2.
Ag spending bills, feeding the hungry, Senate Ag Subcommittee, AFBF Task Force and cancer study
More than 90 percent of respondents to a recent nationwide survey believe the number of unwanted horses, as well as those neglected and abused, is increasing.
Ohio Farm Bureau is looking for the top young agricultural professionals in the state to apply for the following contests.
Next Our Ohio magazine, Growing a Masterpiece online, From Field to Table Festival and sharing ag messages with teachers
Six Ohio teachers recently took to the farm with Ohio Farm Bureau for the benefit of their classrooms and students.
Carol Wagner and Chris Henney
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.
To make the best use of member resources, OFBF has adjusted operations in Allen, Hancock, Hardin, Logan and Wyandot counties.