Bill McKarns, Columbiana County
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- OFBF examining CAUV formula
- From plan to policy
- ‘In it for the long run’
- Bill addresses concerns about state’s agritourism activities
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Doug Hafer, Marion County; Allen Gahler, organization director for Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood counties.
Stimulus package investments in infrastructure, broadband and renewable energy are of particular interest to Ohio farmers.
Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, D, joined a bipartisan group of seven senators in introducing the bill, which seeks to reduce billions of gallons of fossil fuels through renewable energy sources produced from animal waste.
Ear-catching quotes from the past few weeks
The Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC), which was initially authorized in the 2002 Farm Bill, provides monthly payments to producers when market prices drop below the program’s defined trigger price.
Based on policies developed by its members, OFBF’s board of trustees has set seven public policy priority issues for 2009. These issues will help focus OFBF’s legislative efforts in the coming year.
The March/April issue of Our Ohio will feature a story on two produce auctions and how they can be a travel destination to visit or maybe an event to make a purchase.
Ryan and Nikki McClure of Grover Hill were recently appointed by AFBF President Bob Stallman to serve on the organization’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.
Ohio Farm and Country in March will share stories of people telling their stories.
Two Northeast state Farm Bureaus become sponsors of Nationwide
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is extending the filing date for group rating programs. As a result, OFBF members may submit AC-3 authorizations for group rating programs until April 1.
Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.
Savery Rorimer, Cuyahoga County
Larry Gearhardt, OFBF senior director, local affairs
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.
Help spread the word about OFBF’s new teacher newsletter.
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.
There's a long way to go to control ?the deer herd, but complaining is a start
Delegates gather to set national Farm Bureau policies at the 2009 annual meeting
During the 90th annual meeting, Ohio Farm Bureau was presented with American Farm Bureau’s new Pinnacle Award.
Members say more needs to be done
House ag committee, CAFO air emissions, rural education, ammonium nitrate, Great Lakes Advisory Board, Trends and Issues Conference
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.