Many Ohio counties defined as “rural” by methods applied by the State of Ohio and other agencies, are excluded under Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s current definition, which has ramifications for farmers seeking certain types of mortgages. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman and Rep. Bob Latta have led other members of Ohio’s congressional delegation in reaching out to CFPB on this issue.
News & Events
- The Food Dialogues®: Toledo
- Media campaign highlights farmers’ efforts to improve water quality
- OFBF supports compensation adjustment for judges
- Status of Farm Bureau Priority Issues in Congress
- Opening global markets for Ohio farmers
Member of the News Media?
Reporters, please visit our news room located in the Media and Publications section of this site.
Rob Portman finds himself representing Ohioans during what he calls 'difficult times.' Talks about career and U.S. challenges on Ohio Farm Bureau's Town Hall Ohio radio program.
Porteus is a former OFBF president and Seger is an ag communcations major.
Farmers call on FCC to protect GPS; Protection for trespassers raises concerns; Supreme Court sides with landowners
Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual policy development process is well under way.
Three-hundred and sixty-nine Farm Bureau delegates from across the country came together in Seattle in January to determine the policies guiding the grassroots organization in 2010. Among their priorities are national climate change legislation and the federal deficit.
New developments may help bring high-speed broadband connections to rural Ohioans.
In the mid 1980s when he was still chairman of Nationwide Insurance, Frank Sollars started working on an estate plan to pass on the farm to his five children. He wanted to make sure his family was taken care of and the process made as simple as possible.
In his weekly blog, Ohio Farm Bureau Senior Director of Commodity Relations David White discusses pork industry giants Smithfield and Tyson recently announcing plans to develop animal welfare improvements that include moving away from the practice of using gestation crates.
Ohio Farm Bureau has created a new contest as part of this year’s membership campaign.
Congressman Steve Stivers who currently represents Ohio’s 15th district comprising Madison, Union and parts of Franklin counties, is seeking re-election.
Ohio Farm Bureau recently named Pat Petzel vice president of communications.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), Ohio’s largest general farm organization, has named Patricia Petzel vice president of communications.
As chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, Jim Petro has a one-word goal – completion. He would like to see students attending Ohio’s 37 universities and community colleges complete their credentials and degrees, whether they are a one-year certificate, two-year degree or four-year degree.
Former OFBF President Bob Peterson finds himself in a new leadership role.
An appeals court has vacated an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that allowed pesticides to be applied to U.S. waters without a Clean Water Act permit.
The Pearl Market, set in downtown Columbus, is currently seeking farmers/growers and merchandise vendors for its 2009 Pearl Market Season.
Brian Peach has been named vice president of organization for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
Brian Peach has been named vice president, organization for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).
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.
In eastern Ohio, the big land rush is on, driven by natural gas and oil exploration. The payout for property owners who lease out their land can be huge or pitiful, depending on the terms of the lease.
Last week five recent Ohio Farm Bureau interns were recognized for their achievements at the Kentucky Derby themed Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Recognition Banquet. They also were all prominently featured as part of the committee who planned and executed the elaborate event..
The American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting will be held in Seattle Jan. 10 to 13.
Gov. John Kasich recently signed legislation sponsored by Rep. Lynn Wachtmann that outlines state regulations on water withdrawals, which was the final implementing measure to the Great Lakes Compact.
Ohio’s acceptance of more than $8 billion in federal stimulus money is “not only wise, it’s appropriate,” said Chris Redfern, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party. But Kevin DeWine, chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, disagreed, saying that it does not solve the state’s future budget shortfalls.
Cassandra Palsgrove of Fairfield County was Ohio’s state Discussion Meet winner and competed at the AFBF annual meeting.
A Kubota M-series tractor was delivered Tuesday to Matt and Rachel Heimerl of Johnstown, who were named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2011 Outstanding Young Farmer Award this past winter.
Three finalists competing for Ohio Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farmer
The saying in politics is that if you’re explaining, you’re losing. As the grassroots uprising mounts against the Humane Society of the United States, the group is finding it has a lot of explaining to do.
Integrity of the Livestock Care Standards Board was worth protecting.
Social media has ushered in alternative methods of empowerment and organization. Now, we must pay attention and act upon the trends drawing the line between success and failure for businesses and organizations of the future.
Good public policy will allow Ohio farmers to continue provide safe, local foods and proper care for their animals.
Issue 2 is not about an ideology. It is about a reality. The world is changing. And we mustn’t think that we can take no action today and be prepared for the fights that await us.
A video for the burrito chain Chipotle that received millions of views on YouTube got another bump when it aired on national television during the Grammy Awards.
Ohio Farm Bureau believes the farm bill recently passed by Congress demonstrates considerable fiscal responsibility and reduces the federal government budget deficit.
Voters have answered that question and the Livestock Care Standards Board has been established. We should now all agree that it must live up to its constitutional charge of protecting Ohio farms, families and animals.
Changing our conversation with consumers doesn't mean giving away the farm. It simply asks farmers to share their values about producing food and to listen to consumers while they share theirs.
What's ahead on 'Our Ohio' TV and a new tool for teachers
Ohio Farm Bureau staff and volunteers took part in the Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association Congress in January.
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.
Local products, discussion forums, teacher newsletter
Local dining directory, discussion forums, Equine Affaire
Our Ohio magazine, garden for cash and prizes, Chef Tami winners
Growing a Masterpiece, Bob Evans recipe contest, Ag in the Classroom
Next Our Ohio magazine, Growing a Masterpiece online, From Field to Table Festival and sharing ag messages with teachers
Bob Evans recipe contest winners, Growing a Masterpiece update and coming on 'Our Ohio' TV
Our Ohio out and about and Web site updates
Fabulous Food Show, Circleville Pumpkin Show and Postcard voting
Growing a Masterpiece project & upcoming events
'Our Ohio' advertising, dates to remember, coming in the next 'Our Ohio' and find us on Facebook & Twitter.