Policy & Politics

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Farm Bureau members take action on estate tax

Published Nov. 27, 2012

OFBF has sent out an action alert, asking members to contact their senators and representatives to ask them to extend the current maximum estate tax rate and exemption, which are set to expire Jan. 1. The current exemption is set at $5 million with a top rate of 35 percent...

Farm Bureau members take action against turnpike privatization

Published Nov. 27, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau members in northern Ohio are asking fellow members statewide to take action against proposals to privatize the Ohio Turnpike. Ohioís government is currently studying the best way to leverage the Ohio Turnpike, specifically privatizing it, and the results of that study are...

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Slideshow of 2012 Policy, Political, and Grassroots Activities

Published Dec. 4, 2012

This video features Ohio Farm Bureau Vice President of Public Policy Adam Sharp recapping many of the organization's key policy, political and grassroots activities in 2012.

OFBF's letter to Ohio Dept. of Health on sewage treatment system rules

Published Feb. 11, 2013

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) would like to thank you for the opportunity to review and submit comments on the package of draft proposed revisions to the sewage treatment system rules (OAC 3701-29-01 to 3701-29-23). OFBF policies are based on the tenet of protecting private property rights.

Federal Priority Issues

Published Feb. 13, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's 2013 Federal Priority Issues

State Priority Issues

Published Feb. 13, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's 2013 State Priority Issues

OFBF staff testimony on SB 66, Grain Indemnity Fund

Published Mar. 20, 2013

The grain indemnity fund was created in 1983 to reimburse farmers in the event a licensed grain elevator became insolvent. Historic increases in agriculture commodity prices have fueled new debate about the appropriate level of funding for the grain indemnity fund.

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ACTION ALERT: Ohio's Budget Affects Agriculture - Contact your State Rep. Today!

Published Mar. 21, 2013

Donít stand by while Ohioís House of Representatives makes important decisions about programs that affect your farm, your community and your way of life. Now is the time to express your support for 4-H, water quality research, and workforce development initiatives...

OFBF's letter on agricultural nutrients, proposed draft legislation

Published Apr. 8, 2013

An abundant supply of high quality water is Ohioís greatest natural resource. Protecting water quality is essential to Ohioís future. OFBF believes that farmers have the responsibility to proactively do our part to solve the nutrient management challenge facing Ohio today.

State Budget Priorities

Published Apr. 10, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Executive Vice President Jack Fisher sent the following letter to members of the Ohio House of Representatives this week to outline OFBF's priorities in the State Budget Bill.