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2009 AgriPOWER graduating class.

Ag advocates complete training

Published Apr. 16, 2009

An inaugural class of 20 selected individuals recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Institute.

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Plans for broadband speeding up

Published Apr. 16, 2009

New developments may help bring high-speed broadband connections to rural Ohioans.

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At issue: farm bill, climate

Published Apr. 16, 2009

OFBF's annual Trends and Issues Conference held in March focused on the farm bill and climate policy.

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Ohio Sen. Grendell, joined by Sen. Gibbs, gives testimony on a resolution against a tax on emissions from livestock.

Ohio senators speak out against ‘cow tax’

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Ohio Sens. Timothy Grendell, R-Chesterland, and Bob Gibbs, R-Lakeville, are leading a state-based push to prevent farmers from facing a potential federal tax on greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from livestock.

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Kim Rassi (l) and Peggy Buck were the winners of Our Ohio Chef Tami contest. Photo by Molly Pensyl

Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Our Ohio magazine, garden for cash and prizes, Chef Tami winners

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Teacher programs for 2009

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau is offering two options for Ag in the Classroom training this summer.

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Nationwide News

Published Apr. 16, 2009

On Your Side® down on the farm

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BWC reduces premium rates for non group employers

Published Apr. 16, 2009

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is making changes that will balance out the premium inequities created by group ratings.

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Photo courtesy of Paulding County Farm Bureau.

$2,500 reward

Published Apr. 16, 2009

A Paulding County woman has received Ohio Farm Bureau’s $2,500 reward.

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From left, Emma, Bob, Autumn and Kaitlyn Morrision, Dennis and Chris Lashley-Lashley Tractor Sales & Jeff Elson, Kubota.

Kubota provides tractor to Outstanding Young Farmers

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Bob and Autumn Morrison of Jefferson County recently received a Kubota M-Series tractor following their selection as Ohio Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farm Couple.

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The fate of Ohio

Published May. 14, 2009

Farmers determine direction as animal group moves in

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Farm Bureau concerned about EPA’s greenhouse gas findings

Published May. 14, 2009

The EPA recently published a proposed finding that current and projected concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere endanger public health and welfare.

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News Briefs

Published May. 14, 2009

H1N1 virus, food prices, climate change, crop insurance, organic farming, ethanol

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Hunters, landowners in favor of access program

Published May. 14, 2009

Hunters and landowners agree – it’s time to put a dent in the state’s wild deer herd. So does OFBF and the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

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USDA examining whether to make NAIS mandatory

Published May. 14, 2009

Saying that the United States has “got to have a system that works,” U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is vowing to make changes to the National Animal Identification System

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Farm Bureau opposed to antibiotic restrictions

Published May. 14, 2009

Legislation could jeopardize food safety

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New dairy labels withstand initial challenge

Published May. 14, 2009

A district court judge has upheld most of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) new rules for dairy labels.

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A staged accident and response teaches third-graders about ATV safety. Photo by Putnam County Farm Bureau

County News

Published May. 14, 2009

Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, Tuscarawas, Pickaway, Putnam, Butler, Wyandot

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OFBF, Bob Evans to host all-day seminar for members

Published May. 14, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau and Bob Evans are teaming up to present a how-to seminar for gardeners, food enthusiasts, property owners and animal lovers.

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published May. 14, 2009

Growing a Masterpiece, Bob Evans recipe contest, Ag in the Classroom

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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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Young ag professionals to spend day at zoo for this year’s Summer Retreat

Published May. 14, 2009

Young agricultural professionals will take a walk on the wild side this summer with an excursion to the Columbus Zoo.

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May We Introduce…

Published May. 14, 2009

Karen Neer, Clark County; Josh Henderson, organization director for Champaign, Clark and Madison counties

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Nationwide News

Published May. 14, 2009

Put safety first for younger workers

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On Your Behalf

Published May. 14, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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