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This Means You

Published Sep. 10, 2009

They don't walk the barns every day. They don't balance the farm books. They don't feed the world. But they are going to tell you how to do it. And that's why you need to vote "Yes" on Issue 2. Without it, emotionally-driven regulations loom over all farmers.

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This week from the Statehouse and Congress

Published Jun. 6, 2014

A run down of updates on issues Farm Bureau is involved with at the Statehouse and Congress: severance tax, Kasich signs SB150, agritourism bill, invasive species bill, renewable energy standard, manure authority transfer bill, WRRDA, taxes, honeybee health.

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Thoughts on Food: Catch up on the conversation

Published Oct. 12, 2011

When the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance set out to start a new conversation about the future of food, it made sure it wasnít forgetting current trends showing where an increasing number of conversations are being held.

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Three bills farmers need to watch

Published Sep. 24, 2009

Congress may take action this fall on three bills of critical importance to farmers. According to the American Farm Bureau, here is what you should know.

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Ohio Farm Bureau President Steve Hirsch shows off the GM member benefit

Three new vehicles added to successful General Motors Farm Bureau member benefit

Published Feb. 27, 2012

One of the most popular Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) member benefits is the $500 General Motors discount. Three new cars were recently added to the growing list of qualifying vehicles for this successful member benefit: The Chevrolet 2013 Malibu, Camaro ZL1 and the new Buick Verano.

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Ohio Farm Bureau members can request a recording of this webinar via the form below.

Three Questions and Answers about Spill Prevention Control

Published Jul. 22, 2013

We get a lot of calls into the office about whether a farm needs a spill plan Ė the official title is Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Ė and honestly, it is a bit of a maze to determine but the experts at U.S. EPA who walked us through it on the webinar made the process manageable.

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Three top tips for memberships

Published Jul. 31, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau members share pointers to increasing memberships

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Time to start thinking about 2012 Farm Bill

Published Sep. 10, 2010

At a Congressional hearing in July, American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman said the 2012 Farm Bill must continue to provide a dependable safety net while also being fiscally responsible.

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Times Recorder: ďLivestock Care Standards Board deserves a fair chance to work"

Published Feb. 11, 2010

Ohio newspaper says Humane Society of the United States should "cage itself" and give Ohio-based board a fair shot.

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Tips for trouble-free RV travel

Published Jul. 18, 2013

Nationwide Insurance has compiled five years of RV claims data that show tire problems and roof damage are two of the leading issues its customers face.

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Tips from Ohio Farm Bureauís Leadership Buffet program

Published Mar. 12, 2010

When you need to recruit someone new to help with a local activity, whatís your strategy?

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To the highest bidder

Published Dec. 17, 2009

Members & guests at OFBF's 91st annual meeting had their choice of unique gifts highlighting Ohioís rural communities & OFBFís corporate friends in the OFB Foundation Rural-Urban Community Auction.

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Tough talk

Published Apr. 16, 2009

Strickland describes economic plans, challenges on OFBF radio show

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Tough times hit livestock sector

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Producers of beef, hogs and chicken may have to wait for the global recession to end before they can expect any significant price improvement.

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Tom Mechamer takes guests through his greenhouse.

Tour showcases diverse agricultural opportunities

Published Nov. 15, 2011

The tour showcased both the successes and challenges to the agriculture industry in Wayne County.

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Children learned how to milk cows at last year's fair

Town Hall Ohio looks ahead to the Ohio State Fair

Published Jul. 22, 2009

Ohio Expo Center and State Fair General Manager Virgil Strickler and Marketing and Public Relations Director Christina Leeds, will discuss the vast variety of attractions for fairgoers at the 156th Ohio State Fair.

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Town Hall Ohio recap: Trade is important to Ohio

Published Oct. 6, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau Federationís weekly Town Hall Ohio radio program recently focused on trade, why itís often portrayed negatively in political ads, and what Ohioans need to know. Joe Cornely hosts this video recap.

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Trade crucial to Ohio economy

Published Sep. 24, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau continues to share the message that job growth and a strengthened economy would result from expanding Ohioís position in international trade.

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Investigative reporter Lisa Ling (l) received an all-access tour of a slaughterhouse. Photo credit: Oprah.com

Transparency pays off for Cargill on "Oprah"

Published Feb. 24, 2011

When one of the nationís largest meatpackers opened its beef slaughter plant to a camera crew from The Oprah Winfrey Show, few were predicting the company would earn a pat on the back from a leading food system critic and positive words from Winfrey herself.

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Transportation bill addresses weight variance, property rights issues

Published Apr. 20, 2011

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation was successful in advocating for amendments to the transportation bill that align with several of the organizationís priority issues and general policy positions.

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Ralph Coffman speaks with leaders.

Trip to Washington provides a platform for local leaders

Published Mar. 20, 2013

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.

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Trivia contest shares farm info

Published May. 17, 2010

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.

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 4 Wheel Drive, Extended Cab LT

Truck giveaway celebrates Farm Bureau membersí efforts to bring people together

Published Jun. 13, 2012

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.

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Truck weight law reminders

Published Mar. 21, 2013

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.

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Truck weight rules could impact business

Published Feb. 24, 2011

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.

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