News & Events

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Eating without animals

Published Jun. 11, 2009

As issues of animal care are raised in Ohio, Buckeye Farm News wants to understand the views of the 98 percent of people who don't see the world through a farmer's eyes. The goal is to create a starting point for dialogue.

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State Budget - Senate maintains restored funds for Extension, OARDC

Published Jun. 11, 2009

For now, the Senate has agreed with the House to restore some of the funding that was initially cut from Ohio State Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in the state budget.

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Bumgarner to lead OFBF Center for Food and Animal Issues

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Michael A. Bumgarner has been named vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) new Center for Food and Animal Issues.

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News Briefs

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Land use, organic farming, honeybee colony decline, USDA fruit and vegetable advisory committee, EPA Agricultural Advisor and fumigant pesticide restrictions.

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Government would get more control in proposed Clean Water Act bill

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Proposed changes to the Clean Water Act could negatively affect Ohio farmers if passed.

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Steve Hirsch, second from left, told U.S. House lawmakers that efforts to address food safety should be practical.

OFBF’s Hirsch testifies on Capitol Hill

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) First Vice President Steve Hirsch believes that a single, one-size-fits-all national food safety system simply won’t work in the United States. He made that point last month while testifying before a U.S. House Ag subcommittee.

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NATIONWIDE NEWS - Certification assures top service

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Farming is a complex, high-risk business. And farmers should expect their insurance agent to provide a high quality farm policy, exceptional service and, most of all, an in-depth understanding of the risks and challenges of farming.

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Photo by Mercer County Farm Bureau

County News

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Medina, Mercer and Stark County Farm Bureaus.

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Hundreds of horse enthusiasts, including Farm Bureau members, rallied at the Statehouse last month.

Equine enthusiasts call for slots at racetracks

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Members of Ohio’s equine industry rallied at the Statehouse last month to support a measure to place slot machines in Ohio racetracks.

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Productive workers help drive membership push

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Productive OFBF workers have been a driving force behind this year’s membership campaign.

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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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‘09 Leadership Conference will help counties take action

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau’s Leadership Conference will be held Aug. 10 and 11 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus.

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Sign up now for youth conferences

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Ohio teens are invited to join together for a unique set of summer leadership conferences sponsored by OFBF.

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Deadlines upcoming for several Young Ag Professionals events

Published Jun. 11, 2009

A series of activities and contests for Young Agricultural Professionals are coming up, and the first deadline is this month.

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Jun. 11, 2009

'Our Ohio' advertising, dates to remember, coming in the next 'Our Ohio' and find us on Facebook & Twitter.

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Livestock lessons

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity, discusses animal agriculture issues with OFBF organization directors during a training meeting held last month in Columbus.

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May We Introduce…

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Richard Shelton, Adams County; Dale Arnold, director of OFBF’s Energy Services and Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation

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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation announces scholarship recipients

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholar Award,
Darwin Bryan Scholarship Program, Women’s Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship Program

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On Your Behalf

Published Jun. 11, 2009

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

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On the lamb

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Jon Ricciuto, an Ohio State University animal sciences student, prepares a lamb dish during the Ohio Lamb Chef’s Day in Delaware County.

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Send nominations for Outstanding Crop Adviser

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Once again, county Farm Bureaus, Ohio State University Extension offices and Soil and Water offices will have the opportunity to recognize Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) for their outstanding work with agricultural producers.

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OFBF recognized by poultry industry

Published Jun. 11, 2009

OFBF recently received the Ohio Poultry Partner Award for its longtime support of the state’s egg, turkey and chicken industries.

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The new Ohio Farm Bureau site is found at www.ofbf.org.

New Web site connects Farm Bureau to members and the public

Published Jun. 11, 2009

OFBF continued to add to its improved Web presence in May with the launch of the completely redesigned and upgraded Web site.

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Annual Meeting Dates and Locations - July and August

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Annual Meeting Dates and Locations - July and August

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Ohio is the nation's second largest egg producer

Report: Proposed livestock regulations would cost farmers

Published Jun. 10, 2009

A recent report from an Ohio State University economist says that if Ohio were to adopt regulations on animal production similar to those recently passed in California, the state’s egg industry “would be decimated.”

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