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Our take on the farm bill

Published Feb. 12, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau believes the farm bill recently passed by Congress demonstrates considerable fiscal responsibility and reduces the federal government budget deficit.

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Our Take: Chipotle’s commercial highlights persistent divide

Published Mar. 21, 2012

A video for the burrito chain Chipotle that received millions of views on YouTube got another bump when it aired on national television during the Grammy Awards.

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Our Take: Final thoughts on Issue 2

Published Nov. 2, 2009

Issue 2 is not about an ideology. It is about a reality. The world is changing. And we mustn’t think that we can take no action today and be prepared for the fights that await us.

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Our Take: Livestock Care Standards Board offers better approach

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Good public policy will allow Ohio farmers to continue provide safe, local foods and proper care for their animals.

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Our Take: Social media, community, and the future of engagement

Published Jun. 13, 2012

Social media has ushered in alternative methods of empowerment and organization. Now, we must pay attention and act upon the trends drawing the line between success and failure for businesses and organizations of the future.

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Our Take: The Agreement

Published Jul. 15, 2010

Integrity of the Livestock Care Standards Board was worth protecting.

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Our take: The undoing of HSUS

Published Mar. 12, 2010

The saying in politics is that if you’re explaining, you’re losing. As the grassroots uprising mounts against the Humane Society of the United States, the group is finding it has a lot of explaining to do.

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Outstanding Young Farmer finalists announced

Published Dec. 2, 2009

Three finalists competing for Ohio Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farmer

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Matt and Rachel Heimerl, OFBF's Melinda Witten and Kubota reps Steve Payn, Dan Jasper and Chris Lashley with the tractor

Outstanding Young Farmers awarded free use of Kubota tractor

Published May. 31, 2012

A Kubota M-series tractor was delivered Tuesday to Matt and Rachel Heimerl of Johnstown, who were named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2011 Outstanding Young Farmer Award this past winter.

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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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Chris Redfern (D), Kevin DeWine (R)

Party leaders offer opposing views on Town Hall Ohio

Published Mar. 11, 2010

Ohio’s acceptance of more than $8 billion in federal stimulus money is “not only wise, it’s appropriate,” said Chris Redfern, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party. But Kevin DeWine, chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, disagreed, saying that it does not solve the state’s future budget shortfalls.

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Passage of Great Lakes Compact bill policy success story for Farm Bureau members

Published Jun. 7, 2012

Gov. John Kasich recently signed legislation sponsored by Rep. Lynn Wachtmann that outlines state regulations on water withdrawals, which was the final implementing measure to the Great Lakes Compact.

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Passage to Success

Published Nov. 12, 2009

The American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting will be held in Seattle Jan. 10 to 13.

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Past Farm Bureau interns (l to r): Suzie McMullen, Matthew Cook, Caroline Weihl, Derek McCracken and Lauren Fehlan.

Past Farm Bureau interns recognized for accomplishments

Published Apr. 12, 2013

Last week five recent Ohio Farm Bureau interns were recognized for their achievements at the Kentucky Derby themed Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Recognition Banquet. They also were all prominently featured as part of the committee who planned and executed the elaborate event..

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OFBF Director of Energy Policy Dale Arnold

Patience, caution pays off for Ohio landowners on gas lease agreements

Published Feb. 24, 2011

In eastern Ohio, the big land rush is on, driven by natural gas and oil exploration. The payout for property owners who lease out their land can be huge or pitiful, depending on the terms of the lease.

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Paulding County couple appointed to AFBF young farmer committee

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Ryan and Nikki McClure of Grover Hill were recently appointed by AFBF President Bob Stallman to serve on the organization’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.

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Peach joins Ohio Farm Bureau

Published Jan. 29, 2010

Brian Peach has been named vice president, organization for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).

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Peach named Farm Bureau vice president

Published Mar. 29, 2010

Brian Peach has been named vice president of organization for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

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Pearl Market seeking farmers and vendors

Published Mar. 26, 2009

The Pearl Market, set in downtown Columbus, is currently seeking farmers/growers and merchandise vendors for its 2009 Pearl Market Season.

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Pesticide use ?near water may need federal permit

Published Feb. 5, 2009

An appeals court has vacated an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that allowed pesticides to be applied to U.S. waters without a Clean Water Act permit.

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Sen. Bob Peterson takes the oath of office.

Peterson moves to Senate

Published Apr. 18, 2012

Former OFBF President Bob Peterson finds himself in a new leadership role.

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Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents Jim Petro, left, joined OFBF's Jack Fisher in a discussion about Ohio education.

Petro wants students to complete higher education

Published Jun. 13, 2012

As chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, Jim Petro has a one-word goal – completion. He would like to see students attending Ohio’s 37 universities and community colleges complete their credentials and degrees, whether they are a one-year certificate, two-year degree or four-year degree.

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Petzel named OFBF Vice President of Communications

Published Aug. 28, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), Ohio’s largest general farm organization, has named Patricia Petzel vice president of communications.

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Petzel named vice president of communications

Published Sep. 10, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau recently named Pat Petzel vice president of communications.

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Rep. Steve Stivers addresses farmers and ag leaders during a visit to the farm of Farm Bureau member Norman Dresbach.

Pickaway County Farm Bureau hosts congressional visit

Published Feb. 15, 2012

Congressman Steve Stivers who currently represents Ohio’s 15th district comprising Madison, Union and parts of Franklin counties, is seeking re-election.

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