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The Ohio Bureau of Workersí Compensation (BWC) is making changes that will balance out the premium inequities created by group ratings.
A Paulding County woman has received Ohio Farm Bureauís $2,500 reward.
Bob and Autumn Morrison of Jefferson County recently received a Kubota M-Series tractor following their selection as Ohio Farm Bureauís 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 yearís event. Below are excerpts from Porteusí 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 farmersí concerns over metal theft.
Local dining directory, discussion forums, Equine Affaire
The latest census report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been published and the number of farms in this country is on the increase. But thatís not the case here in Ohio. Ohio Farm and Country in April will look at the latest numbers and highlight the diversity of Ohio agriculture.
Young Agricultural Professionals learned more about the ag industry and themselves when they attended the Young Ag Professionals Leadership Conference earlier this month in Columbus.
Ohio Farm Bureau youths will have a chance to bond with each other and learn leadership skills at OFBF youth conferences this summer.
Karen Debolt, Delaware County; Nick Kennedy, organization director for Columbiana, Portage, Stark and Summit counties.
Are you feeling the pinch of the current economic downturn? Did you know Ohio Farm Bureauís health insurance partner, Medical Mutual, offers in-network preventive care at no additional cost and an opportunity to earn a $75 deductible credit?
Prevent losses before they happen
Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.
Eric Kwasnicka, Stark County
The Pearl Market, set in downtown Columbus, is currently seeking farmers/growers and merchandise vendors for its 2009 Pearl Market Season.