News & Events

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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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In 2009, farmers worked to debate & establish positions on important issues & advocated for Ohio ag at all levels.

True to our roots

Published Dec. 23, 2009

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.

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Cornely, Ohio Farm Bureau's senior director of corporate communications.

Trumbull County masters media relations

Published Mar. 13, 2014

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.

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Turfgrass industry pumps $3 billion into Ohio

Published Jul. 16, 2009

Ohioís turfgrass industry is growing, providing billions of dollars in economic output for the state, according to a recently released study.

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Turnpike legislation, transportation budget align with Farm Bureau policy

Published Mar. 21, 2013

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.

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More than 2,000 people enjoyed the BBQ burnoff event, which raise more than $6,500 for Community Hospice of Tuscarawas.

Tuscarawas County BBQ burnoff pulls together community, raises money for charity

Published Jul. 18, 2013

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.

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Ann Frederick wrote a guest column for her fellow horse owners as part of Hamilton County's award winning program.

Two County Farm Bureaus recognized for excellent programs

Published Oct. 22, 2012

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.

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U.S. farmers and ranchers are encouraged to let their voices be heard at USFRAonline.org.

U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance wants new conversation about food

Published Aug. 23, 2011

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.

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U.S. sheep demand leads to call for more sheep, new farmers

Published Nov. 15, 2011

Americaís appetite for lamb and wool is outpacing the supply provided by American sheep farmers.

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Under 35? Mark your calendar for leadership conference

Published Jan. 15, 2009

There will be a Young Agriculture Professionals leadership conference on March 6-7.

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Leah Curtis

Understand a new taxing tool

Published Nov. 14, 2013

JEDD and JEDZ projects have become quite popular with local governments, but what do they really do?

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Understand the Ohio Produce Marketing Agreement

Published Feb. 12, 2014

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.

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Understanding CAUV values

Published Jun. 11, 2014

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.

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Understanding OSHAís oversight

Published Feb. 6, 2014

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.

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Supporters of horse processing say it is a humane end of life option for animals that might be abandoned or neglected.

Unwanted horses on the rise in the U.S. with no easy solution

Published May. 25, 2011

'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.

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