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)

2015 Ohio Farm Bureau Policy Resolutions (PDF Format)

2015 American 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 todayís 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.

Agricultureís 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

  • We will foster a viable business climate for agriculture that will help all Ohioans prosper.
  • We will collaborate on a water resource management plan that enhances both water quality and food production.
  • We will adopt a membership model to grow membership and sustain the organization for the future.
  • We will create an OFB Foundation structure that will grow revenue and help us invest in programs that will improve the quality of life for Ohioans.
  • We will promote and grow our relationship with Nationwide.
  • We will inspire members to build vibrant communities.