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Livestock experts

Livestock farmers need a reliable source for all issues pertaining to their operations – OFBF responded to members’ requests regarding the National Animal Identification System and environmental rules and regulations for livestock farmers.

Political Involvement

A new legislative session presents new challenges and opportunities – OFBF attended the recent opening legislative sessions at the Ohio Statehouse to gear up for the coming year.

Timber theft

Tree thieves are costly to forest owners – OFBF met with the chief of the Division of Forestry to discuss timber theft issues and potential solutions.

Water Quality

Farmers must be represented as environmental policies are developed – OFBF participated in the first meeting of a workgroup to revise the Ohio Phosphorous Index, a tool to identify high risk areas for phosphorus addition to agricultural land. The effort is a direct result of discussions and recommendations made during meetings of the Ohio Lake Erie Phosphorous Task Force.

Meeting up

Reaching out to all sectors of the agricultural industry strengthens the organization – OFBF took part in the Ohio Produce Growers & Managers Association Congress in January. Members could update their profiles on the Our Ohio Buying Local Directory, renew their Farm Bureau memberships and learn more about member benefits. OFBF also attended the Ohio Christmas Tree Association winter meeting to update growers on OFBF efforts to benefit the Christmas tree sector, encourage participation on the Our Ohio Buying Local Directory and promote Farm Bureau membership.

Lynn Snyder 

Lynn Snyder is senior director of communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.

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