The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation (Foundation) invites community service groups in rural, suburban and/or urban settings, as well as independent producers and agribusinesses to apply for a series of grants for 2010 to fund programs highlighting agriculture and its impact on the community.
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This past year 11 service groups throughout Ohio received $30,000 from the Foundation in grants. The Foundation also awarded a total of 10 academic scholarships worth $1,000 each in three scholarship programs.
Over the years, the Ohio Department of Agriculture has been consistent in running and growing the state’s $107 billion agriculture industry, the department’s director said.
The American Farm Bureau Federation welcomed President Obama’s call in his recent State of the Union address for Congress to pass energy legislation that includes more production of renewable fuels and nuclear power.
Proposal sets $500,000 sales threshold
Ohio’s water quality and nutrient management bill, Senate Bill 150, introduced by Senators Cliff Hite and Bob Peterson, unanimously passed the Senate Jan. 23. Ohio Farm Bureau testified in support of the bill and made it a “key vote”, as its provisions met Farm Bureau policy.
Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) Chief Dave White talks the issues on the March 12-13 edition of Town Hall Ohio. Here's a video preview.
Gov. John Kasich has introduced a proposal that would make significant changes in the Ohio severance tax system, which applies to oil and natural gas wells.
With the March primary over, it is the perfect time for Ohio Farm Bureau members to reach out to their political candidates.
The Ohio BWC is moving to a prospective billing process, meaning it will collect payment before issuing coverage rather than after. As part of this change, farmers will have to enroll in their group rating program by Nov. 14, 2014.