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Times Recorder: “Livestock Care Standards Board deserves a fair chance to work"

Published Feb. 11, 2010

Ohio newspaper says Humane Society of the United States should "cage itself" and give Ohio-based board a fair shot.

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The Columbus Dispatch said outside interest groups should give the Livestock Care Standards Board a chance.

Columbus Dispatch opposes HSUS attempt to dictate Livestock Care Board standards

Published Feb. 10, 2010

Newspaper's editorial say Ohioans voted for the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, and it should be given the chance to work.

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County programs receive national accolades

Published Feb. 5, 2010

Mercer County’s Grand Lake Agriculture Leadership Program and Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties’ Leadership Education and Development program (LEAD) were recognized in AFBF’s County Activities of Excellence program.

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Top: Julie and Brandon Weber; Bottom: Andy Vance and Linsday Hill

Webers, Vance and Hill reach the top 10

Published Feb. 5, 2010

Brandon and Julie Weber of Jackson County were named Top 10 finalists in the 2010 Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award competition held at American Farm Bureau’s annual meeting.

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Simpson earns award for tagging gadget

Published Feb. 5, 2010

Floyd Simpson of Belmont County won the “most widely usable” award as part of the AFBF Farmer Idea Exchange contest.

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Palsgrove competes in Discussion Meet

Published Feb. 5, 2010

Cassandra Palsgrove of Fairfield County was Ohio’s state Discussion Meet winner and competed at the AFBF annual meeting.

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Matt and Rachel Heimerl will chair the Young Agricultural Professionals Advisory Team.

Heimerls elected co-chairs of OFBF Young Ag Professionals Advisory Team

Published Feb. 5, 2010

Matt and Rachel Heimerl of Johnstown were recently elected co-chairs of the OFBF Young Agricultural Professionals Advisory Team.

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Updates on the workers’ comp group rating program

Published Feb. 5, 2010

Enrollment; BWC payroll report reminder; 2 hour safety requirement; claim reserve calculation changes

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Fitch, Dunaway

May we introduce…

Published Feb. 5, 2010

Doug Fitch, Robert Dunaway

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OFB Foundation offers scholarships to students pursuing ag-related degrees

Published Feb. 5, 2010

Students with a farm background, as well as those coming from suburban and urban communities and pursuing degrees connected to agriculture, are invited to apply for three scholarships supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.

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Catch up with OFBF at ag events

Published Feb. 5, 2010

OFBF will be participating at two trade shows in March.

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5 ways to help support Ohio agriculture

Published Feb. 5, 2010

If you believe in Ohio Farm Bureau’s efforts to protect farmers, stand up for animal agriculture, promote locally grown foods, advocate for good government and communicate with consumers, the organization needs your help. More than ever, farmers are needed to join together to address a multitude of issues facing agriculture and rural Ohio.

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Animals for Life Foundation accepting donations

Published Feb. 5, 2010

OFBF’s Animals for Life Foundation is now up and running and accepting donations.

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Fulton County Farm Bureau volunteers bag carrots that were donated to Ohio food banks.

County Farm Bureaus provide for those in need

Published Feb. 5, 2010

Farmers and Farm Bureau members have the reputation of being there when people are in need, and members in Fulton and Seneca counties put forth an extra effort to do just that.

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Ag-Link program offers interest reductions

Published Feb. 4, 2010

The Ohio Treasury offers the Agricultural Linked Deposit program (Ag-LINK) to provide reduced rate loans to help Ohio farmers offset the cost associated with feed, seed, fertilizer, and fuel.

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Obama speaks on issues important to Farm Bureau

Published Feb. 4, 2010

The American Farm Bureau Federation welcomed President Obama’s call in his recent State of the Union address for Congress to pass energy legislation that includes more production of renewable fuels and nuclear power.

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Office offers services when farms need migrant workers

Published Feb. 4, 2010

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has a wealth of information and services for ag employers who hire migrant workers.

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Mossbarger joins OFBF board

Published Feb. 4, 2010

John Mossbarger of Washington Court House has been elected to the OFBF board of trustees. He will represent Farm Bureau members from Clinton, Fayette, Greene and Warren counties.

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Stallman: OFBF shows agriculture’s ‘new attitude’

Published Feb. 4, 2010

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Bob Stallman delivered a passionate annual address to Farm Bureau members in Seattle, showcasing Ohio Farm Bureau as an example for the nation.

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News Briefs

Published Feb. 4, 2010

BFN Corrections; Farm Bureau backs effort to stop EPA regulation of greenhouse gases; Ag groups file Supreme Court brief in biotech alfalfa case

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Riding the wind

Published Feb. 4, 2010

In northwest Hardin County, a large farm covering 40,000 acres has been in the works for about 2 ½ years. This farm, however, doesn’t raise crops or animals – it captures the wind.

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Gubernatorial running mates Yvette McGee Brown (D) and Mary Taylor (R)

The Message Board

Published Feb. 4, 2010

Yvette McGee Brown and Mary Taylor were recently selected as the running mates of gubernatorial candidates Gov. Ted Strickland (D-Lisbon) and John Kasich (R-Westerville), respectively.

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AFBF President Bob Stallman reviews national policy with delegates in Seattle.

Policies go up for a vote

Published Feb. 4, 2010

Three-hundred and sixty-nine Farm Bureau delegates from across the country came together in Seattle in January to determine the policies guiding the grassroots organization in 2010. Among their priorities are national climate change legislation and the federal deficit.

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Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association supports OFBF’s $2,500 Reward Program

Published Feb. 4, 2010

The Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association (BSSA) has announced it is supporting Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) $2,500 Reward Program.

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Livestock care bill introduced

Published Feb. 4, 2010

Legislation (HB 414) to determine the specifics by which the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will operate has been introduced.

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