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Concerns continues over estate tax increase

Published Sep. 9, 2010

Unless Congress acts this year, the federal estate tax, commonly called the “death tax,” is scheduled to increase to 55 percent with a $1 million exemption at the beginning of 2011.

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The "Home Grown in Darke County" series helped build appreciation for local farms and foods.

Community outreach programs earn top honor

Published Nov. 15, 2011

The Darke and Medina County Farm Bureaus have been named winners in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s County Activities of Excellence program and will be exhibiting their programs at the 2012 AFBF annual meeting in Hawaii.

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Local communities spoke up to let Extension administration know that they value 4-H Youth Development programs.

Communities finding ways to save local Extension programs

Published Dec. 18, 2012

As local governments look at budgets for the next year, several county Extension programs are facing complete cuts in funding. But communities that have faced similar fates overcame the challenges to maintain their Extension programs through a local tax levy.

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Former U.S. Rep Charlie Stenholm (I) talks with OFBF President Brent Porteus on OFBF's radio show Town Hall Ohio.

Communication and Consumer Education

Published Dec. 23, 2009

Communication and Consumer Education to Forge a Partnership between Farmers and Consumers

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Communicating with consumers

Published Dec. 23, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau continues to promote and enhance its statewide communications products.

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Many farmers are exploring cover crops as a way to build soil and reduce nutrient runoff.

Common questions about water issues

Published Sep. 17, 2014

Addressing SB 150, manure, fertilizer certification classes and more

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Reps. Bill Batchelder, left, and Vernon Sykes discuss plans to modernize the state's constitution.

Commission to review possible changes to Ohio Constitution

Published Mar. 21, 2012

The constitutional review process typically lasts several years. While the topics have not been determined yet, both the co-chairs believe the commission will address redistricting, term limits, home rule, judicial elections, taxes and citizen initiated changes to the constitution.

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Comments being sought on new deer hunting regulations

Published Feb. 11, 2013

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife has proposed several changes to Ohio hunting regulations including a plan to replace deer zones with county bag limits. Other proposals include an extension of deer hunting hours and a new deer muzzleloader season.

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Commentary: 7 reasons why we need Cooperative Extension in the 21st century

Published Mar. 23, 2011

This commentary comes from Jim Langcuster, author of the blog Mission Extension. We’d love to hear your thoughts on why Cooperative Extension matters. Post them at www.facebook.com/ohiofarmbureau. You can read Langcuster’s blog at missionextension.wordpress.com.

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Comment period extended for Food Safety Modernization Act rules

Published Aug. 20, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has extended the comment period to Nov. 15 for the produce safety rule and the preventive controls for human food rule which implement the Food Safety Modernization Act. Ohio Farm Bureau is in the process of drafting comments and is interested in members’ concerns regarding these proposed rules.

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Coming next on Ohio Farm & Country

Published Jan. 15, 2009

The February episode of Ohio Farm and Country will start airing on Sunday, Feb. 1 on Ohio News Network (ONN) and may be seen throughout the entire month.

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Coming next on Ohio Farm & Country

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Ohio Farm and Country in March will share stories of people telling their stories.

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Coming next on Ohio Farm & Country

Published Apr. 16, 2009

The May Ohio Farm and Country show will look at the current energy situation in Ohio and the prospect of the Buckeye state becoming a hub of green energy development.

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Coming next on Ohio Farm & Country

Published Mar. 26, 2009

The latest census report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been published and the number of farms in this country is on the increase. But that’s not the case here in Ohio. Ohio Farm and Country in April will look at the latest numbers and highlight the diversity of Ohio agriculture.

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Coming next on Ohio Farm & Country

Published May. 14, 2009

The June show will take a closer look at Gov. Ted Strickland’s education package, which he introduced at his State of the State address in January.

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Coming next on Ohio Farm & Country

Published Jun. 11, 2009

The July Ohio Farm and Country will feature a segment on how technology and research in the soybean seed industry has advanced over the years, and what might be on the horizon.

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From left, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Ohio Dept. of Agriculture Dir. Jim Zehringer & State Fair Manager Virgil Strickler

Come to the Ohio State Fair!

Published Jun. 23, 2011

Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced several new items on the Ohio State Fair agenda for 2011, including a program in which Ohio Farm Bureau is partnering.

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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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Fazekas and Mauk

Collective Bargaining Debate to Air on Town Hall Ohio

Published Aug. 24, 2011

The first-ever debate between the Issue 2/Senate Bill 5 campaigns will take place on this weekend’s broadcast of 'Town Hall Ohio.' Campaign spokespersons Melissa Fazekas of We Are Ohio and Jason Mauk of Building a Better Ohio will appear on the weekly public affairs radio program.

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Cold weather has farmers keeping an eye on propane supply

Published Jan. 24, 2014

Farmers and other Ohioans who heat with propane may face shortages during the current cold snap.

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Coalition kicks off campaign in response to D.C. lobbyists

Published Jun. 10, 2010

As the nation’s largest animal rights organization gathers signatures to place constitutional restrictions on livestock farming in Ohio, farmers are organizing in response.

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Farmers interact with customers at Clintonville Farmers' Market

Clintonville Farmers’ Market continues building community in 10th Season

Published Feb. 20, 2012

A community of farmers and nonfarmers is growing in a Columbus neighborhood. Clintonville Farmers’ Market’s goal is to develop relationships between farmers and emerging underserved populations in the Clintonville area.

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Shoppers buying fresh, local food at Clinton County Farmers' Market

Clinton County series to answer fresh, local foods questions

Published May. 22, 2012

Clinton County Farm Bureau and Clinton County Farmers’ Market will hold the first presentation of “Fast Food from the Farm,” a monthly Grow and Know series of local foods cooking demonstrations, June 16.

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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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Many farmers already engage in environmentally-friendly practices.

Climate change legislation could support farmers' efforts - But at what cost?

Published Jan. 21, 2010

The debate over climate change is continuing to heat up in Congress and on farms across the country.

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