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In his blog, Ohio Farm Bureau Senior Director of Commodity Relations David White discusses having conversations and answering questions about rising food prices.
Discover agriculture at Ohio Farm Bureau's Land & Living Exhibit at the Ohio State Fair, July 23 to Aug. 3.
Landowners with non-permanent grain storage bins should check their county auditor’s tax card to determine if the auditor is taxing the bins as real property. The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) recently ruled that non-permanent grain storage bins at a grain elevator are not “real property” under Ohio law, and should be not be considered improvements that add to the property tax bill. The case is now headed to the Ohio Supreme Court for further consideration and Ohio Farm Bureau will be weighing in with the court on this important issue through an amicus brief.
The Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) is changing the way it bills for workers’ compensation coverage to better serve Ohio employers.
In his blog, David White discusses Ohio Farm Bureau's newly formed Ohio State advisory team and why the team has been formed.
Pipeline construction is ramping up across the state, with an estimated 38,000 miles in the works. Some pipelines are new and others are upgrades. Here are five questions to ask if approached by a pipeline or utility representative.
Invasive species. Intense thunderstorms. Massive blue-green blobs. While this may sound like the description of a sci-fi movie, it’s actually one of the many threats to Lake Erie, one of Ohio’s greatest resources. Lake Erie provides drinking water for 11 million people and brings in $11.5 billion from visitors, almost one-third of the state’s total tourism dollars.
Applications are now being accepted for county Farm Bureaus to enter the 2015 County Activities of Excellence Awards (CAE) program.
Applications are now being accepted for Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge, a new program that allows individuals to showcase ideas and business innovations being cultivated in the nation’s rural regions.
Twenty farmers and agribusiness professionals from across the state have been selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2014-2015 AgriPOWER Institute.
AgriPOWER class member Tom Somrack discusses his experience from the first session of the leadership program.
AgriPOWER class member Rebekah Headings discusses her experience with the first session of the leadership program.
Lisa Kiley, marketing director and event coordinator at the General Denver Hotel in Wilmington and Clinton County Farm Bureau volunteer describes the recent Lamb Jam event.
The way that citizens of Toledo and the rest of the state have rallied in response to the water crisis is a lesson in the power of cooperation and community. As members of our communities, farmers believe in acting responsibly and want all Ohioans to know that we are concerned about Ohio’s water quality challenges and are committed to finding solutions.
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The purpose of AFBF’s survey is to determine adoption of Big Data among farmers and determine the awareness of issues such as data ownership, liability and usage.
Nationwide Agribusiness officially rolled out drone coverage in March 2014.
Twelve young Ohioans have been named recipients of $1,500 college scholarships from the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.
A project in several eastern Ohio counties is bringing agriculture into primary and secondary classrooms through the Google Hangouts series 'Farmtastic Agventures!'
After a review of the program, OFBF decided to switch to advisory teams that are specifically issue focused and driven and to reduce the number of teams from nine to eight.
OFBF has been working on HwO since November 2013 and helped set up its framework by putting together a 16-member steering committee that will guide Healthy Water Ohio’s activities.
In June, Knox County Farm Bureau held AgVentures in the Classroom, a teacher workshop and field study. The two-day event gave Ohio 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teachers hands-on experience in teaching agriculture.
Ohio Farm Bureau is supporting a new federal conservation program that would fund conservation measures to reduce sediment and nutrient loading into Lake Erie.
Ohio Farm Bureau recently joined conservationists, water quality specialists, environmentalists, tourism officials and charter boat captains in discussing water quality issues with U.S. Sen. Rob Portman at Lake Erie.