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Many farmers are already counted – are you one? Complete the Ag Census

Published Mar. 13, 2013

The deadline for submitting Ag Census forms was Feb. 4, and 1.4 million census forms have already been returned. However, those farmers who did not respond by the original due date will receive another copy of the form in the mail to give them another opportunity. USDA reminds farmers that their farm is important and needs to be counted. It is required by law to respond to the census if you receive a form. NASS will start following up with nonrespondents by March 14 through either a phone call or visit.

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Osswald (Left at microphone) comments on the FDA's proposed produce safety rules at a public hearing in Chicago.

Ohio farmer comments on proposed FDA rules

Published Mar. 13, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau State Trustee Lane Osswald from Preble County recently traveled to Chicago to comment on proposed produce food safety rules, at one of three public hearings, on behalf of Ohio farmers.

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Ohio Farm Bureau senior director of policy development and environmental policy, Dr. Larry Antosch

What do you think? Proposed water quality, nutrient management legislation

Published Mar. 20, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau senior director of policy development and environmental policy, Dr. Larry Antosch, gives a history of water quality and nutrient management issues in Ohio leading to a draft of proposed changes to the Ohio Revised Code dealing with nutrient management. He asks Farm Bureau members to give input on on the proposed changes.

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Nationwide News: Beyond qualified. Certified.

Published Mar. 20, 2013

Nationwide understands farmers and ranchers are looking for more than an insurance agent. You want a trusted adviser.

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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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Carroll County board connects with Community Councils

Published Mar. 20, 2013

Community Councils are discussion groups of friends and neighbors who meet regularly to talk about ideas and opportunities to take action on the issues affecting them.

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Larry Antosch

Rural homeowners face new rules for sewage treatment

Published Mar. 20, 2013

The Ohio Department of Health is working to update its rules for home sewage treatment systems in order to better protect the environment and human health.

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Ralph Coffman speaks with leaders.

Trip to Washington provides a platform for local leaders

Published Mar. 20, 2013

The purpose of Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual county presidents’ trip to Washington, D.C. is for local Farm Bureau leaders to have conversations with their lawmakers about legislation and regulation and to represent the voices of Farm Bureau members in their counties.

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Nathan Brown

Nathan Brown: Tell them about your passion

Published Mar. 20, 2013

Highland County Farm Bureau Vice President Nathan Brown shares his thoughts on Farm Bureau membership.

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Truck weight law reminders

Published Mar. 21, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Legal Education Leah Curtis has received several calls recently about variances for gross vehicle weight, axle weight and tire weight limits. Here are six reminders from Curtis to clear up any confusion.

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Turnpike legislation, transportation budget align with Farm Bureau policy

Published Mar. 21, 2013

As the combined turnpike legislation and transportation budget head to the Governor for his signature, Ohio Farm Bureau Director of State Policy Brandon Kern takes a look back at the success Farm Bureau has had in working with lawmakers throughout the process to include provisions addressing concerns raised by Farm Bureau members during policy development.

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Higher crop prices suggest increase to Grain Indemnity Program fund needed

Published Mar. 27, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau supports Senate Bill 66 which would make several changes to Ohio’s indemnity program, including an increase in the fund cap to $15 million. The bill has passed a Senate floor vote and is now headed to the House Agriculture committee. Currently the indemnity fund is statutorily capped at $10 million, but since the last fund cap, corn prices have increased approximately 225 percent, soybeans increased 147 percent and wheat increased 191 percent.

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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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250 Ohio State students gathered to have a conversation about farming and where their food comes from.

How Ohio State students made a difference and why you should care

Published Apr. 2, 2013

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

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Reps. Tim Derickson, Wes Rutherford, Margaret Conditt and Sen. Bill Coley at Butler County Farm Bureau's policy meeting.

Farm Bureau policy starts with members

Published Apr. 3, 2013

Have you ever wondered what it means that Farm Bureau is a “grassroots organization?” This is the time of year to be reminded of the organization’s grassroots policy development process and to get involved in it. Butler County Farm Bureau's work on policy development serves as an example of the beginning of the Farm Bureau grassroots policy development process.

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Ohio Farm Bureau hosting blogger workshops this summer

Published Apr. 5, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau invites members to full-day workshops devoted to blogging for beginners and more advanced users.

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Farm Bureau members gathered to discuss issues affecting Ohio agriculture as part of Ohio Farm Bureau's Advisory Teams.

Advisory Teams meet to discuss issues, policy

Published Apr. 9, 2013

Advisory teams met March 26 to discuss top issues facing agriculture in Ohio, and suggest policies and programs Ohio Farm Bureau should support. In an audio clip accompanying her column, Director of Commodity Relations Sandy Kuhn explains what the Advisory Teams are and their purpose.

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Class V of AgriPOWER Institute at graduation.

AgriPOWER Class V graduates

Published Apr. 10, 2013

AgriPOWER Institute Class V has graduated. Ohio Farm Bureau's Callie Wells, member of Class V, provides her thoughts on the relationships built and value of the leadership program.

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Gallia County President Paul Shoemaker featured in this month's round-up.

April 2013 County Farm Bureau Round-up

Published Apr. 10, 2013

As spring heats up, farmers are hitting the fields, and county Farm Bureaus are gearing up for warm weather events and activities. Check out what’s being offered throughout the state in the coming weeks.

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Funding for water quality initiatives is essential

Published Apr. 11, 2013

Farm Bureau members are asked to remind lawmakers of the direct link between water quality and the amount of state money invested in OSU Extension, ATI and OARDC, the Ohio Sea Grant program, the National Center of Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University, Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Soil and Water Resources.

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State agencies offer up nutrient management draft legislation

Published Apr. 11, 2013

An overview of what is going on with draft nutrient management legislation, what Farm Bureau thinks and how we got here.

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Ohio Farm Bureau and Wilmington College are exploring ways to work together to build a stronger agricultural community.

Building Community through Cooperation in Wilmington

Published Apr. 12, 2013

Communications Specialist and Wilmington College graduate Chip Nelson shares how cooperative efforts between Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the college are helping boost the local economy and provide a stronger future for students and Ohio agriculture.

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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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Students learning about agriculture at Seneca County Farm Bureau's 'Our Ohio... Your Backyard' program.

County Farm Bureaus teach young people about agriculture

Published Apr. 17, 2013

Farm Bureau members across the state are passionate about bringing awareness of agriculture to students who do not live on a farm. Some ways they do this includes in-class demonstrations, using technology for distance learning or hosting field trips for students. Here are two examples of recent agricultural awareness programs with schools.

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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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