At the end of the year, Congress passed a bill that retroactively reinstates for one year more than 50 tax provisions that expired at the end of 2013. These tax provisions are essential to small businesses and rural economies, and Farm Bureau will continue to work for a long-term solution so farmers have the certainty they need to plan for the future.
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Congress this week passed the $12 billion Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), paving the way for funding of water infrastructure projects nationwide. WRRDA will fund improvements to the nation’s ports, channels, locks, dams and other infrastructure that support waterways transportation. Ohio is ranked 13th in the nation for exports.
Ohio Farm Bureau is tracking many issues at the federal level that could impact farmers, and three of them have new developments: Farm Bill, Continuing Resolution and Water Resources Reform and Development Act. Here are brief updates on each of these issues.
Fiscally responsible government. That's one of the major themes you'll hear from on this week's 'Town Hall Ohio'. Congressman Pat Tiberi and Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President, Jack Fisher talk about funding and spending issues, and a few other important topics.
After viewing an unedited video of a dairy farmer caught up in an animal cruelty case, a Union County Grand Jury has cleared Gary Conklin of wrongdoing.
Day one of AgriPOWER VI session two was a crash course in how to get your message out and be heard. Dan Toland from Wilt PR and Callie Wells from Ohio Farm Bureau gave overviews of social and visual media while Melanie Wilt from Wilt PR and Joe Cornely from Ohio Farm Bureau presented on structuring the message and making it digestible for the masses. We all know that what we say is important, but how you say it may be even more so if you want to be heard. The group ended the day with a delicious meal and tour of Troutman Vineyards just minutes from Wooster.
Williams County farmer and mom writes about helping connect non farmers to their food.
Nominations now being accepted for 2011 Conservation Farm Family Awards, which recognize Ohio farm families doing an outstanding job managing natural and human resources in meeting production and conservation goals.
Josh Knights discussed the work of The Nature Conservancy.
Ohio Farm Bureau is supporting a new federal conservation program that would fund conservation measures to reduce sediment and nutrient loading into Lake Erie.
Vote online by Oct. 28 for your favorite of 43 "Because I Care" videos by Ohio farmers, county Farm Bureaus, youth and other ag organizations. The winner will receive $1,000.
A little knowledge, confidence and passion are all Ohio Farm Bureau members need to start participating in the organization’s Young Agricultural Professionals contests.
Young Agricultural Professionals between the ages of 18 and 35 are reminded of upcoming deadlines for Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals’ contests.
The program offers options and incentives to fund energy efficiency measures that will help farmers control their energy costs.
Farmers of all types and production methods, consumer opinion leaders and food writers, food processors, restaurateurs, food retailers and others are invited to gather again for a tour of two north-central Ohio farms that will explore the factors that led them down very unique paths.
Ohio farm and renewable fuel groups have fired back at food manufacturers who have pinned rising grocery prices on corn-based ethanol.
Through OFBF’s “Farmers Feed Our Needs” campaign, farmers are combining with partners to help hungry and less fortunate Ohioans.
Agriculture education students at River View High School in Coshocton County have a unique opportunity to learn how to produce and market a quality product thanks in part to a partnership with a county Farm Bureau.
'Agriculture Adventures' wraps up successful run
The Ohio Food Policy Council released its progress report that sets final recommendations and goals to help improve the local food system in Ohio and advance access to healthy food.
The exceptional work of county Farm Bureau volunteers was recognized during the County Achievement Awards program at OFBF’s annual meeting.
Applications are available for county Farm Bureaus to enter the County Activities of Excellence Awards (CAE) program. The CAE recognizes up to 25 successful county Farm Bureau programs from across the nation.
Applications are available for county Farm Bureaus to enter American Farm Bureau’s County Activities of Excellence Awards (CAE) program.
When the new $500 General Motors discount for Ohio Farm Bureau members was recently announced, Pat O’Brien Chevrolet reached out to partner with the Medina County Farm Bureau. The partnership has resulted in up to a $5,000 assist to the local community through the “Farmers Feed Our Needs” program.
Every County Farm Bureau in Ohio holds an annual meeting to finish the county policy development process and vote on proposed policies to send on to the state level. Meetings are also a celebration of the past year and a great time to meet and catch up with other Farm Bureau members. Dates for the meetings have been announced. Contact you county for further details.
County Farm Bureau membership kick-offs will begin early in 2014. If you’ve never been to one of these events, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Find the dates for each county here.
Shelby County Farm Bureau received a $500 mini-grant from the White-Reinhardt Fund For Education to help local elementary school children grow their own school garden.
Updates from Mercer, Delaware and Wayne County Farm Bureaus.
For the 64th year, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s county presidents are visiting Washington, D.C. to discuss agricultural issues with their lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
After being fully briefed on the latest issues, and having heard from a number of Ohio's Congressional delegation, it was Ohio's county Farm Bureau presidents' turn to talk on Wednesday, as they met face-to-face in the offices of their lawmakers.
Day two of the annual county Farm Bureau Presidents Trip to Washington, D.C. was a busy one for attendees, as they prepared for Wednesday's in-office visits with their lawmakers.
Ohio's county Farm Bureau Presidents take to Washington, D.C. for 65th time to share agriculture issues and concerns with Ohio lawmakers.
Local Farm Bureau leaders taking grassroots messages to Capitol Hill from members back home.
A quick look at what’s happening in county Farm Bureaus throughout the state.
Scholarships, Oil and Gas leasing informational meetings, more activities and events highlight Farm Bureau happenings for the month of February.
The New Year is off to a quick start for Ohio's county Farm Bureaus. Catch up with what's happening in the farm and food world in your neck of the woods and beyond in this month's round-up.
Ohio's county Farm Bureau are always active. The early summer months are no exception. Here's a quick look at what county Farm Bureaus are sharing on their blog pages at OFBF.org.
Fall farm tours, scholarship announcements, important informational meetings and more are found in the county blogs this month, as Ohio's county Farm Bureaus close out one program year and prepare for the next.
As the weather turns cool and harvest wraps up, Ohio’s county Farm Bureaus continue to offer opportunities for members and nonmembers alike to gather, learn from one another and gain valuable insight to help themselves and their communities.
Scholarships, hearty breakfasts, family fun, informational meetings on a wide variety of food and farm topics and even filling job openings make winter a busy season for Ohio's county Farm Bureaus. Here's the latest on what's happening in your neck of the woods.
Farming can be very dangerous, and farmers are looking for ways to be proactive about safety for themselves and their families. Recently, Highland County Farm Bureau worked in conjunction with the Highland County Fire Chief’s Association and Emergency Response Personnel to provide local fire departments proper equipment and training needed for grain bin rescues.
There is a different story to tell about agriculture in each of Ohio’s 88 counties, and many county Farm Bureaus are telling their story by holding “Grow and Know” events.
The goal of a partnership between farmers and consumers became a reality for the Hocking County Farm Bureau.
County Farm Bureau members take the lead in helping to meet food needs in both Fulton and Mahoning County.
Ohio Farm Bureau will be holding a horticulture competition open to all county Farm Bureaus during the 2012 Ohio State Fair. The competition provides an opportunity to showcase agriculture in each of Ohio’s 88 counties through its theme, “Agriculture in our backyard.”
Several reward checks have been presented recently to individuals for providing information to law enforcement agencies that led to the arrest and convictions of those committing felony acts while on the property of Farm Bureau members.
Farmers and Farm Bureau members have the reputation of being there when people are in need, and members in Fulton and Seneca counties put forth an extra effort to do just that.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) recognized county Farm Bureaus for their outstanding activities and achievements during the past year at the organization’s annual leadership conference held in Columbus Aug. 10 and 11.
The exceptional work of county Farm Bureau volunteers was recognized through County Achievement Awards presented during Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 in Columbus.
Fairfield and Funton County Farm Bureaus were recognized by American Farm Bureau for innovative new program ideas in the 2011 County Activities of Excellence program. They were among 15 local Farm Bureaus selected nationally to share their successful efforts in an exhibit at AFBF’s annual meeting.