Policy & Politics

Policy Development


policy development

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) and its members are a powerful voice on a variety of issues that affect everybody.

Policy Positions

Ohio Farm Bureau members define the position our organization takes on a great number of issues affecting farmers and rural residents. These policy positions guide our legislative and regulatory action on these important issues. Use the links below to read our current policies, learn about our policy development process, or to submit a policy suggestion.

Policy Development Process/Flowchart (PDF Format)

2014 Ohio Farm Bureau Policy Resolutions (PDF Format)

Policy Development Discussion Sheets

Water Storage Infrastructure

Published May. 2, 2014

Recent droughts have increased public awareness and federal policymakers' focus on flaws in today’s water storage and delivery systems.

Downer Animals in the Food Supply

Published May. 2, 2014

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service regulations require all animals found to be nonambulatory at ante-mortem inspection (or those nonambulatory after the ante-mortem inspection but before processing) be condemned. There are cases where animals are non-ambulatory not because of illness.

Energy Exports

Published May. 2, 2014

Last fall, a record harvest of high moisture corn increased demand for propane for drying in the Midwest. As a result, propane inventories in the Midwest were at their lowest level heading into winter since 1996.

Interstate Commerce Restrictions

Published May. 2, 2014

In general, the U.S. Constitution grants the federal government exclusive authority to regulate trade between states.

Agriculture’s Adaptability to Climate Change

Published May. 2, 2014

Farmers have been responding to climate change since they first put seed in the ground and herded livestock. Whether or not one believes the climate is changing or whether humans are the cause of that change, from a food supply standpoint, agriculture needs to be as resilient as possible.

County Offices

OFBF Goals

  • Explore new membership models for future strength
  • Build Farm Bureau's financial base to better achieve our mission
  • Grow membership through a comprehensive campaign that involves all members and partners
  • Expand member contribution and engagement opportunities
  • Partner to create excellent agricultural education programs
  • Develop an organization model for the future that engages the entire food chain
  • Advocate for Farm Bureau's priority issues
  • Seek solutions to Ohio's water quality challenges
  • Champion grassroots policy initiatives