News & Events

Opinion: Animal ID column leaves questions unanswered

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Savery Rorimer, Cuyahoga County

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Opinion: Article's intent was educating farmers, creditors

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Larry Gearhardt, OFBF senior director, local affairs

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A mobile slaughterhouse could serve farmers interested in raising poultry on a small scale. Photo by iStockphoto.com

Ohio looking into mobile or regional poultry slaughterhouse

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Currently, Ohio only has one small poultry processor in the northwestern area of the state, making it inconvenient and expensive for farmers who live far away.

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Teacher’s Lounge

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Help spread the word about OFBF’s new teacher newsletter.

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$2,500 reward

Published Feb. 26, 2009

Vic Fisher of Union County recently received Ohio Farm Bureau's $2,500 reward for submitting information that led to the conviction of criminals who stole property from Farm Bureau members.

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In addition to damage permits, OFBF policy calls for numerous methods to reduce the deer herd. Phot by iStockphoto.com

Damage Report

Published Feb. 5, 2009

There's a long way to go to control ?the deer herd, but complaining is a start

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AFBF President Stallman (r) leads farmers from across the nation during the policy session at AFBF's 90th annual meeting

From many farmers comes one voice

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Delegates gather to set national Farm Bureau policies at the 2009 annual meeting

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At the 'pinnacle'

Published Feb. 5, 2009

During the 90th annual meeting, Ohio Farm Bureau was presented with American Farm Bureau’s new Pinnacle Award.

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OFBF examining Ohio's metal theft law

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Members say more needs to be done

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News Briefs

Published Feb. 5, 2009

House ag committee, CAFO air emissions, rural education, ammonium nitrate, Great Lakes Advisory Board, Trends and Issues Conference

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Lawmakers will sort through the governor's plans over the coming months.

Agriculture among sectors to see cuts, fee hikes in budget plan

Published Feb. 5, 2009

On the heels of his proposal to prevent a more than $7 billion budget shortfall, Gov. Ted Strickland recently told Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) members that it’s time for the state to toughen up and make wise decisions.

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Pesticide use ?near water may need federal permit

Published Feb. 5, 2009

An appeals court has vacated an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that allowed pesticides to be applied to U.S. waters without a Clean Water Act permit.

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Vilsack, Salazar, Jackson, Browner and Chu

The president’s picks

Published Feb. 5, 2009

New leaders want ‘sustainable’ policies, vow to combat global warming

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Guest worker program got last minute change

Published Feb. 5, 2009

With a new Congress and president in power, activists say they plan to continue their push for immigration reform.

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Prof. Harold Keener discusses OARDC's research on developing energy from biogas. Photo by Seth Teter

Farm research highlights AgriPOWER Institute

Published Feb. 5, 2009

OFBF's AgriPOWER Institute explored emerging areas of research during three days of leadership training at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).

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It's your world

Published Feb. 5, 2009

From world hunger to the economy, major issues face agriculture

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Farm Bureau calls for overhauling WTO talks, keeping NAFTA intact

Published Feb. 5, 2009

As the Doha round of world trade talks continues to be stalled, Farm Bureau is calling for an overhaul of global trade negotiations.

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County News

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Fairfield, Logan, Marion, Northwest region

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau staff and volunteers took part in the Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association Congress in January.

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Nationwide News

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Nationwide agents recognized ?for Farm Bureau membership sales

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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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