The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board came one step closer to getting its feet on the ground when the Ohio House unanimously passed legislation to establish the required guidelines for the voter-approved entity.
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- ‘In it for the long run’
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On May 1, Farmland will be coming to theaters in more than 60 major markets and will be screened in rural communities, too. It’s the latest documentary from Academy Award winning director James Moll.
Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Doug O’Brien recently visited Athens County to announce a grant award of more than $198,000 to help Rural Action and the Southeast Ohio Food Hub Network expand the distribution of locally grown foods.
AgriPOWER is a leadership and advocacy development program, which consists of multi-day institutes that cover public policy matters facing local communities, the state of Ohio, the nation and the world. Ohio Farm Bureau is now taking applications for Class VI. Here is what two past participants had to say about the program.
Claims made by Mercy for Animals at a recent press conference drew challenges from journalists.
If you have an old vehicle on your land that has been sitting there for years, or a used car to get rid of, the Ronald McDonald House can help.
Ohio Farm Bureau is taking a close look at Gov. John Kasich’s 1,600-page mid-biennium review (MBR), a package of policy and budgetary provisions that lay out Kasich’s goals for the year. The MBR has been split out into 14 separate bills so legislative committees can consider them. The MBR is comprehensive and covers everything from K-12 and higher education to various tax changes to amusement ride inspection fees.
There are 41 counties that will have their property values reappraised or updated for tax purposes in 2014. For those properties enrolled in the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program, many landowners are seeing large increases in their CAUV property valuations. Ohio Farm Bureau is carefully studying several different components of the CAUV formula to see if they can be adjusted in a way that provides solutions to the many varied concerns raised by landowners while preserving the integrity and purpose of the CAUV program: to accurately value farmland according to its current agricultural use value.
Ohioans voting at the meeting debated and discussed a variety of policies and were successful in advancing three recommendations submitted by fellow farmers.
Farm machinery has not been allowed to use a portion of U.S Route 20, or the Norwalk Bypass, in Huron County for many years. Recently, several farmers including two Huron County Farm Bureau members, John Brooks and Bill Ommert, submitted testimony on House Bill 249, which seeks to resolve the longstanding issue that has impacted farmers in that area.