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Ohio Farm Bureau Federation effectively lobbied to get language in the state transportation budget that could curb All-Terrain Vehicle trespassing.
Strickland describes economic plans, challenges on OFBF radio show
A task force launched to reexamine the direction of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation recently embarked on a series of town hall meetings as it prepares to make recommendations about the future of the organization.
Labor dispute, IRS data, antibiotics, farm subsidies
An inaugural class of 20 selected individuals recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Institute.
New developments may help bring high-speed broadband connections to rural Ohioans.
OFBF's annual Trends and Issues Conference held in March focused on the farm bill and climate policy.
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.
Our Ohio magazine, garden for cash and prizes, Chef Tami winners
Ohio Farm Bureau is offering two options for Ag in the Classroom training this summer.
On Your Side down on the farm
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is making changes that will balance out the premium inequities created by group ratings.
A Paulding County woman has received Ohio Farm Bureau’s $2,500 reward.
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.
Reduced funding forces layoffs, and more are projected
Local leaders make trip as federal issues mount
Ever wonder why Farm Bureau supports one issue and opposes another, or how it makes up its mind on hot button topics such as tax policy or livestock regulations?
Ethanol, greenhouse gases, ACRE calculator, Young Farmers, animal rights,
Spending, livestock issues lead Washington talks
Saying that his constituents face challenges just as unique as urban residents, Ohio Congressman Zack Space called on President Obama to establish a White House office dedicated to rural issues.
According to the Animal Agriculture Alliance, a watchdog for the livestock industry, attacks on the global food chain from animal rights and environmental extremists jumped 42 percent -- from 155 in 2007 to 220 in 2008.
Each year, U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner holds a farm forum in his southwest Ohio district to discuss issues facing American agriculture. OFBF President Brent Porteus highlighted some of those issues for attendees during this year’s event. Below are excerpts from Porteus’ speech.
In comments at a U.S. Department of Agriculture outlook forum, American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman said AFBF is employing a two-pronged approach to improve the quality of life in rural America.
OFBF is continuing to explore ways it can work with the scrap metal industry and local law enforcement to address farmers’ concerns over metal theft.