Farmers have a good understanding of why the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and most state agencies need to trim their budgets because farmers are usually fiscally responsible, says the department’s director.
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Ag Districts represent Ohio’s version of “right to farm” laws by providing protection to farmers from utility assessments, nuisance lawsuits and eminent domain takings.
Testifying before two congressional committees, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Vice President Barry Bushue said the process for crop protection registration is “hopelessly broken.”
OFBF helped facilitate a listening session for Sen. Sherrod Brown at Patterson Fruit Farm in northeast Ohio as he gathers input for the 2012 Farm Bill.
Paul Davidson of Newark has been elected to the OFBF board of trustees. He will represent OFBF members in Coshocton, Holmes, Knox and Licking counties.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has established a new scholarship program in memory of long-time Ohio Farm Bureau staff member Cindy Hollingshead, who passed away this year after serving 39 years as the organization’s executive secretary.
Three scholarship programs associated with the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation have collectively selected 10 $1,000 scholarship recipients for the upcoming 2011-12 academic year.
Brent Porteus will also serve on the Nationwide Board Sponsor Committee, which oversees the company’s relationship with eight Farm Bureaus and two major agricultural cooperatives in the United States.
Farmer says conversation with consumers needs a change in tone.
Teens from Ohio Farm Bureau member families have the opportunity to participate in three statewide youth events this summer – one completely new, one collaborative and one traditional.