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Visitors can see chicks hatch as they learn about egg production in Ohio. File Photo

Meet us at the fair

Published Jul. 16, 2009

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.

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Taken at their word

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Ear-catching quotes from the past few weeks.

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AFBF to recognize local innovation

Published Jul. 16, 2009

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.

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Farm Bureau communications receive national awards

Published Jul. 16, 2009

OFBF’s communication projects recently received recognition through the American Farm Bureau Public Relations award.

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OFBF's Southeast Region Ambassador Club

County News

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Perry, Stark, Huron, Hocking County Farm Bureaus and the Southeast Region.

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Growing a Masterpiece project & upcoming events

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Local action protects area farmers from road restriction

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Harrison County Farm Bureau took immediate action when a village council talked about enforcing the weight limit on a road used by chicken producers.

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Take Care: Farmers say proposed livestock board is good for ag & consumers

Published Jul. 16, 2009

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.

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OFBF is working closely with lawmakers to protect farmers from national legislative efforts that could hinder operations

Climate change, water bills pose threat

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Despite an amendment to improve the measure for agriculture, Farm Bureau believes climate change legislation approved by the U.S. House still falls short.

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The line above indicates the divide between the Lake Erie and Ohio River drainage basins.

Advisory board working to develop recommendations on Lake Erie water use

Published Jul. 16, 2009

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.

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Fisher spoke in support of a bill introduced by Sen. Karen Gillmor (r) that aims to increase the use of bioproducts Ohio

Senator, farm groups urge state to choose bio-products

Published Jul. 16, 2009

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.

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AFBF: Climate Bill Embarks on a Fool's Errand

Published Jul. 15, 2009

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."

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General Assembly Approves Livestock Care Standards Board Resolution

Published Jul. 13, 2009

Farm and Commodity Groups Applaud General Assembly's Action to Approve Resolution Authorizing Livestock Care Standards Board Ballot Measure

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U.S. corn production was estimated at 12.29 billion bushels

AFBF: Conditions Point to Big Corn Crop, Lower Prices

Published Jul. 13, 2009

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.

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OFBF's Keith Stimpert

OFBF and HSUS discuss animal care on WOSU Radio

Published Jul. 7, 2009

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.

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AFBF: Nationwide, Food Prices Trending Down

Published Jul. 7, 2009

Retail food prices at the supermarket decreased slightly for the third consecutive quarter, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey.

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HSUS President Wayne Pacelle addresses issues relevant to Ohio

Published Jul. 1, 2009

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.

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Contact legislative leaders on this important issue for agriculture

ACTION ALERT! - Urge final passage of Livestock Care Standards Board Resolution

Published Jun. 30, 2009

The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Proposed Constitution Amendment, which received broad bipartisan support in both the House and Senate last week is currently awaiting critical final action by lawmakers. Contact your legislative leaders today to urge final passage.

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AFBF to recognize outstanding programs, innovative farmers

Published Jun. 29, 2009

County Farm Bureaus and local Farm Bureau members are invited to apply for an opportunity to be recognized by American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) for outstanding Farm Bureau programs and innovations.

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Senate joins House in support of Livestock Care Standards Board

Published Jun. 25, 2009

Lawmakers vote to give Ohioans an opportunity to support farm animal care in November.

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AFBF President Bob Stallman statement on Climate Change

Published Jun. 25, 2009

“Climate change legislation working its way to a vote on the House floor this week continues to be seriously flawed. The bill’s provisions and omissions are very problematic for U.S. agriculture, our national economy and domestic energy security.

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AFBF: It's time to implement the Farm Bill

Published Jun. 25, 2009

In testimony Wednesday on Capitol Hill, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman said it was a long, hard road to passage of the 2008 farm bill, however it is now time to implement the bill.

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Ohio Farm and Country wins Telly Award

Published Jun. 24, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau's “Ohio Farm and Country,” television show, airing weekly on ONN-TV, has been awarded a coveted national Telly Award for agricultural issues-based television programming. The show is produced in conjunction with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and presented by Nationwide Insurance.

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Ohio farmer Bob Peterson testifies for SJR 6, while his family watches on.

Ohio House votes to put livestock care on ballot

Published Jun. 24, 2009

Ohio farm families today joined lawmakers in support of a measure that would help ensure animal well-being, consumer choice and the availability of Ohio-grown food.

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A bipartisan group of lawmakers along with the governor are supporting a new proposal on caring for livestock.

Farm Bureau supports ballot measure on livestock care

Published Jun. 22, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau is backing a bipartisan proposal that would establish a framework for making decisions on livestock care in Ohio.

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