News & Events

May We Introduce…

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Gene Phillips, Knox County?; Amy Hurst, Public Policy Department executive assistant?

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On your Behalf

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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Dairy debate

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Researcher's findings could rile raw milk advocates

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11 community service groups receive Foundation grants

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Groups throughout Ohio are recipients of $30,000 in Agriculture and Awareness Grants this year from the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.

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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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Registration now open for Safety Congress

Published Feb. 5, 2009

The Ohio Safety Congress & Expo will be held March 31 to April 2 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

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Tuscarawas Co. Presidnet Jerry Lahmers (l) discusses the workings of the Animal Agriculture 101 program

Ohio sends its best to Texas

Published Feb. 5, 2009

2 counties, 4 young leaders earn recognition

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Sen. Tom Neihaus (R)

Governor calls for education overhaul

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Gov. Ted Strickland hopes a sweeping education plan will increase accountability and performance standards while reworking school funding.

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Rep. Jim Zehringer, center, talks with Farm Bureau members from his district. Photo by Seth Teter

Farmers meet with state lawmakers

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Ohio farmers met face to face with their lawmakers during Farm Bureau's Ag Day at the Capitol.

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News Briefs

Published Feb. 5, 2009

COOL, Equine bill, Trends and Issues Conference

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Bridging the Gap

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Critics don't understand modern agriculture. Or they just don't like it. In either case, they're pointing their fingers at farmers.

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Decision Time: Producers consider ACRE

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Now that details are out on the new Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program, farmers must decide whether to enroll in the new, state revenue-based program instead of the traditional system.

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Volunteers donated their time and efforts in a massive cabbage harvest in Sandusky County.

Farm Bureau, volunteers rally to feed Ohio’s hungry

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Through OFBF’s county-based “Farmers Feed Our Needs” campaign, Ohio farmers are helping to provide less fortunate Ohioans with safe and healthy food.

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Farmers become advocates

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Participants in OFBF's AgriPOWER Institute delve into a broad spectrum of information during a trip to Washington, D.C.

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So-called 'cow tax' draws criticism

Published Jan. 15, 2009

The American Farm Bureau Federation says a proposal to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act would result in new taxes on livestock operations.

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News Briefs

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Renewable Fuel Standard, Trade, New Ag Secretary, AFBF membership, Equine Task Force

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Bills may soon ban horse slaughter

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Two major pieces of legislation banning horse slaughter are expected to be reintroduced.

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Funding up for animal rights

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Total donations to the most significant domestic and international animal-rights groups reached nearly $330 million in 2007.

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New strategies can save farmland

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Innovative policies rather than funding may provide solutions to the loss of productive land in Ohio.

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Livestock farmers prepare to reach out to community

Published Jan. 15, 2009

As the livestock industry faces increasing criticism, farmers are working to share their stories with consumers.

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Corn growers question high food costs

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Ohio farm and renewable fuel groups have fired back at food manufacturers who have pinned rising grocery prices on corn-based ethanol.

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Biodiesel grants available to Ohio school districts

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Thanks to the Biodiesel School Bus Grant Program, 21 school districts are already powering their buses with soy biodiesel and providing cleaner air for their students.

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County News

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, Tuscarawas, Fairfield, Butler, Hamilton, Adams, Brown, Clermont

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Coming next on Ohio Farm & Country

Published Jan. 15, 2009

The February episode of Ohio Farm and Country will start airing on Sunday, Feb. 1 on Ohio News Network (ONN) and may be seen throughout the entire month.

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Full-year membership approach made for easier campaign

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Last summer, Ohio Farm Bureau reached gain for its 41st consecutive year under the new full-year membership campaign approach. The new campaign style allows volunteers to work on selling memberships as they have time.

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