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Joe Maxwell, from HSUS

Exploring leadership and activism

Published Mar. 20, 2013

The February AgriPOWER session included discussions on farm transition planning, animal activists and a tour of a dairy farm.

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Schriver, Bird and Fox discuss CSAs on Town Hall Ohio

Exploring Community Supported Agriculture in Ohio

Published Feb. 16, 2012

On this weekend’s Town Hall Ohio radio program: Two Ohio Community Supported Agriculture farms -- Bryn Bird of Bird’s Haven Farms and Todd Schriver of Rock Dove Farms, as well as Ohio State University Extension’s direct marketing expert Julie Fox and Ohio Farm Bureau’s Cara Lawson.

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This undercover video by the Humane Society of the United States clearly documented disturbing animal mistreatment.

Expect the worst

Published Feb. 22, 2010

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has announced its plan to write Ohio’s laws on livestock care.

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Exciting Lineup for AFBF Annual Meeting in Seattle

Published Nov. 16, 2009

Climate change legislation, livestock care issues and social media tools will be at the forefront of topics discussed during conferences at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 91st annual meeting, Jan. 10-13, in Seattle, Wash.

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Excellence in Agriculture Finalists named

Published Dec. 2, 2009

Four finalists up for Excellence in Agriculture Award at Ohio Farm Bureau annual meeting.

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Every farm is an experiment

Published May. 16, 2014

In an industry booming with opportunity, are we stuck with a prevailing conversation that is this half-sighted? Not only is the demand for the quantity of food on a perpetually upward trend, but people are demanding more types of food.

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Everitt named OFBF Marketing Specialist

Published Dec. 2, 2009

New hire joins Ohio Farm Bureau

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Everitt named marketing communications specialist

Published Jan. 21, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named Seth Everitt marketing communications specialist.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown

Estate tax relief a win for Farm Bureau

Published Jan. 19, 2011

President Obama recently signed a tax relief bill that sets for two years an estate tax rate exemption of $5 million with a maximum rate of 35 percent.

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Ohio Farm Bureau members gathered at the Statehouse in 2011 to help eliminate the estate tax.

Estate tax changes mean more certainty for farmers

Published Feb. 12, 2013

Implications of the elimination of the Ohio estate tax and the American Taxpayer Relief Act

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Ohio Farm Bureau Vice President Sparky Weilnau greets visitors to his farm for the Down on the Farm event.

Erie County farm opens to community

Published Sep. 6, 2011

More than 150 Farm Bureau members from Erie and surrounding counties made their way to the farm of Ohio Farm Bureau Vice President and Erie County Farm Bureau member Sparky Weilnau for a fun-filled educational event.

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Hundreds of horse enthusiasts, including Farm Bureau members, rallied at the Statehouse last month.

Equine enthusiasts call for slots at racetracks

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Members of Ohio’s equine industry rallied at the Statehouse last month to support a measure to place slot machines in Ohio racetracks.

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Equine enthusiasts call for expanded gaming

Published May. 20, 2009

COLUMBUS - Members of Ohio’s equine industry rallied at the Statehouse Tuesday to support a measure to place slot machines in Ohio racetracks.

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Rep. Bob Gibbs

EPA seeks to expand authority to all water

Published Jul. 19, 2012

Virtually all waters of the United States could fall under regulatory control of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) if the agency is successful in expanding the scope of the Clean Water Act.

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EPA proposes changes to Agricultural Worker Protection Standard

Published Apr. 24, 2014

For the first time in more than 20 years, changes are being proposed for how the nation’s 2 million agricultural workers and families are protected when working with pesticides. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed revising its Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS), which aims to reduce the risk of pesticide poisonings and injuries to agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. Tell us how the proposed rule will affect you.

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EPA plans to scale back Renewable Fuels Standard

Published Dec. 19, 2013

The RFS target initially set for 2014 was 18.5 billion gallons, up from 16.55 billion gallons this year. EPA is proposing reducing that target to 15.2 billion gallons of renewable fuels, a move large oil companies strongly support.

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EPA clarifies oil spill prevention rules for farms

Published Jan. 21, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized changes to oil spill prevention rules that will apply to some farms and ranches with on-farm fuel storage. The deadline for farms to comply with the new rules is November 2010.

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Engage with local schools, ask legislators to support education programs

Published Apr. 17, 2013

Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute and high school agricultural education are facing big changes. Farmers are passionate about these programs and will need to get engaged with local school districts and legislators to determine if proposed changes will be beneficial or detrimental to local programs.

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Energy efficiency overhaul introduced

Published Nov. 14, 2013

A bill to overhaul state energy standards has been introduced in the Statehouse by Sen. William Seitz.

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Energy bill signed into law, regulates oil and gas industry

Published Jun. 21, 2012

Last week Gov. John Kasich signed into law Senate Bill 315, legislation that strengthens regulations for Ohio’s oil and gas industry. Introduced by Sen. Shannon Jones (R – Springboro), the bill establishes a regulatory framework for overseeing technologies allowing exploration of natural gas in deep shale rock formations, as well as other energy issues.

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Endsley named OFBF Director of Agricultural Law

Published Mar. 30, 2010

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has named Chad Endsley director of agricultural law.

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Endsley joins Farm Bureau staff

Published Apr. 19, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named Chad Endsley as director of agricultural law.

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End of Ohio Department of Agriculture?

Published Nov. 12, 2009

A proposal being considered by Ohio lawmakers calls for cutting the number of state departments in half and merging them into other offices.

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Employers required to notify workers by Oct 1

Published Sep. 3, 2013

All employers have a new deadline to meet under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). You are required to inform employees about what – if any – health insurance you will provide them and the employee’s ability to purchase health insurance coverage through state or federally administered insurance exchanges. The deadline is Oct. 1.

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Eminent domain issue resurfaces on Capitol Hill

Published Mar. 13, 2014

Farm Bureau-supported legislation that would strengthen private property rights was approved last week in the House of Representatives. The bill, the Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2013 (H.R. 1944), prohibits states that receive federal economic development funding from exercising eminent domain for private economic development. Ohio Farm Bureau was very involved with the initiative to reform eminent domain law in Ohio, to ensure the use of eminent domain for economic development purposes is strictly limited.

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