Follow the latest updates from American Farm Bureau's 94th Annual Meeting, Jan. 13-16, 2013.
News & Events
- Congress extends tax breaks beneficial to farmers
- Hirsch: What we do at this meeting matters
- Ohio needs more infrastructure, food processing to meet demand for local food
- Tips for entrepreneurs overheard at the Ohio Farm and Food Leadership Forum
- Catlett tells farmers to prepare for the golden age of agriculture
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Ohio Farm Bureau's Jack Fisher discusses the new "Every Member Sign a Member" sweepstakes, in which members can enter to win a truck and several other prizes.
For Ohio Farm Bureau's Jack Fisher, a trip to the grocery store's bread aisle highlights the variety of food choices available in the United States, the price we pay for our food here and abroad, and who ultimately has control over food prices.
Preview Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Executive Vice President Jack Fisher's "Up Front" editorial column for the March/April issue of Our Ohio magazine.
Despite poring through studies, reports and opinions, Ohio Farm Bureau's Jack Fisher says instinct rather than intellect tells him there is something wrong with Ohio's estate tax. .
Ohio Farm Bureauís grassroots policy development process gives all active members an equal say in directing the organization. While youíre encouraged to bring up any issues important to you, here are a few current policy issues for you to consider.
'Let loose to die in the woods.' 'Starved to death.' 'Tied to a strangerís trailer.' All of these are write-in comments from horse owners responding to the 2009 Unwanted Horse Survey about the neglect and abuse of horses that they have seen nationwide.
A recent inspection of an Ohio farm by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration raised qustions about the scope of the agency's oversight. Leah Curtis, Ohio Farm Bureau's Director of Agricultural Law, explains the exemption that has typically applied to small farms.
The Current Agricultural Use Valuation program is always top
of mind for those in agriculture. As values have trended higher, we've been fielding more questions from farmers and landowners.
The Ohio Produce Marketing Agreement, which will set voluntary standards for farmers, has been considered for several years. Legislation passed in 2012 paved the way for voluntary programs such as this.
JEDD and JEDZ projects have become quite popular with local governments, but what do they really do?
There will be a Young Agriculture Professionals leadership conference on March 6-7.
Americaís appetite for lamb and wool is outpacing the supply provided by American sheep farmers.
Itís an effort to show that Americaís farmers and ranchers share consumersí values, to emphasize dedication to continuous improvement and to engage key customer decision makers in the dialogue about the value of modern food production.
Hamilton and Wayne County Farm Bureaus are two of the 25 county Farm Bureaus nationwide recognized by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) for innovative program ideas in this yearís County Activities of Excellence (CAE) Awards program.
Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau took the idea of hosting a barbecue burnoff and turned it into an event that pulled together the community, raised money for a local hospice and promoted Farm Bureau, Nationwide and OSU Extension.
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.
Ohioís turfgrass industry is growing, providing billions of dollars in economic output for the state, according to a recently released study.
Joe Cornely, Ohio Farm Bureau's senior director of corporate communications, discusses a relationship between farmers in Trumbull County and their local paper the Warren Tribune Chronicle.
As Ohio Farm Bureau reflects on another year of accomplishments, it is appropriate to revisit this fundamental question: "Who is Ohio Farm Bureau?"
Hint: It's not a team of hired professionals in an office building in Columbus.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is wrapping up listening sessions regarding rule changes placing regulatory burdens on vehicles traveling within Ohio with a 10,000- to 26,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating.
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.
By encouraging a friend or neighbor to join Ohio Farm Bureau, more than 1,000 volunteers kicked off this yearís campaign to grow their organization and its efforts to connect Ohioans on important issues.
The Wayne County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a Family Farm Trivia Contest in which listeners have the opportunity to win grocery gift cards by answering a daily agricultural trivia question.
The purpose of Ohio Farm Bureauís annual county presidentsí 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.