News & Events

Opinion: Cuts to Extension will be felt locally

Published May. 14, 2009

Gene Sulzener, Medina County

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Opinion: EPA is wrong to prejudge livestock farm

Published May. 14, 2009

~ Christopher Henney, OFBF Director of Legislative Relations

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Opinion:Thanks to OFBF’s trustees

Published May. 14, 2009

Bob and Autumn Morrison, Jefferson County

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Increasing income levels in the booming Chinese economy increase the demand for soy products.

Opinion: OSC testing the waters of China’s sea of soybean export potential

Published May. 14, 2009

by Matt Reese

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Farmers win environmental, good neighbor awards

Published May. 14, 2009

Six Ohio agricultural producers recently received the 2009 Environmental Stewardship Award from commodity organizations and the Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC)

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Farmers encouraged to use social networking sites

Published May. 14, 2009

Many farmers are finding social media to be a key tool in educating consumers and combating animal rights activists.

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History in the making

Published May. 14, 2009

In celebration of its 90th anniversary, American Farm Bureau commissioned a history titled “Forward Farm Bureau.”

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Ohio boasts best logger

Published May. 14, 2009

Redoutey Logging, Scioto County, recently accepted the 2009 National Outstanding Logger of the Year award.

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Equine enthusiasts call for expanded gaming

Published May. 20, 2009

COLUMBUS - Members of Ohio’s equine industry rallied at the Statehouse Tuesday to support a measure to place slot machines in Ohio racetracks.

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Extraordinary Ohioans committed to Ag Inducted into Ohio Ag Hall of Fame

Published Jun. 8, 2009

From the Ohio Agricultural Council

Four Ohioans who have committed their lives to working in, promoting and advocating for Ohio’s agriculture industry will be honored Friday, August 7, 2009 by the Ohio Agricultural Council (OAC), when they are inducted to the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame.

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Bumgarner to lead OFBF Center for Food and Animal Issues

Published Jun. 9, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Michael A. Bumgarner has been named vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) new Center for Food and Animal Issues. His appointment is effective July 1, 2009.

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AFBF: Broadband Internet Critical for Rural America

Published Jun. 9, 2009

People who live and work in rural America are often unable to access the same educational, medical, business and government services as Americans living in more populated areas, and access to modern broadband Internet service has the potential to correct this inequity, according to the AFBF.

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Ohio is the nation's second largest egg producer

Report: Proposed livestock regulations would cost farmers

Published Jun. 10, 2009

A recent report from an Ohio State University economist says that if Ohio were to adopt regulations on animal production similar to those recently passed in California, the state’s egg industry “would be decimated.”

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Eating without animals

Published Jun. 11, 2009

As issues of animal care are raised in Ohio, Buckeye Farm News wants to understand the views of the 98 percent of people who don't see the world through a farmer's eyes. The goal is to create a starting point for dialogue.

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State Budget - Senate maintains restored funds for Extension, OARDC

Published Jun. 11, 2009

For now, the Senate has agreed with the House to restore some of the funding that was initially cut from Ohio State Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in the state budget.

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Bumgarner to lead OFBF Center for Food and Animal Issues

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Michael A. Bumgarner has been named vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) new Center for Food and Animal Issues.

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News Briefs

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Land use, organic farming, honeybee colony decline, USDA fruit and vegetable advisory committee, EPA Agricultural Advisor and fumigant pesticide restrictions.

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Government would get more control in proposed Clean Water Act bill

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Proposed changes to the Clean Water Act could negatively affect Ohio farmers if passed.

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Steve Hirsch, second from left, told U.S. House lawmakers that efforts to address food safety should be practical.

OFBF’s Hirsch testifies on Capitol Hill

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) First Vice President Steve Hirsch believes that a single, one-size-fits-all national food safety system simply won’t work in the United States. He made that point last month while testifying before a U.S. House Ag subcommittee.

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NATIONWIDE NEWS - Certification assures top service

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Farming is a complex, high-risk business. And farmers should expect their insurance agent to provide a high quality farm policy, exceptional service and, most of all, an in-depth understanding of the risks and challenges of farming.

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Photo by Mercer County Farm Bureau

County News

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Medina, Mercer and Stark County Farm Bureaus.

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Hundreds of horse enthusiasts, including Farm Bureau members, rallied at the Statehouse last month.

Equine enthusiasts call for slots at racetracks

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Members of Ohio’s equine industry rallied at the Statehouse last month to support a measure to place slot machines in Ohio racetracks.

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Productive workers help drive membership push

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Productive OFBF workers have been a driving force behind this year’s membership campaign.

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Coming next on Ohio Farm & Country

Published Jun. 11, 2009

The July Ohio Farm and Country will feature a segment on how technology and research in the soybean seed industry has advanced over the years, and what might be on the horizon.

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‘09 Leadership Conference will help counties take action

Published Jun. 11, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau’s Leadership Conference will be held Aug. 10 and 11 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus.

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