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Attention WNCO listeners

Town Hall Ohio, Ohio Farm Bureau’s award-winning public affairs radio show, has been added to the programming lineup of WNCO-AM in Ashland. Town Hall Ohio is heard at 6 a.m. each Saturday. WNCO is located at 1340 on the AM dial. For a complete list of air dates and locations visit or

Figured Up: 1 in 8

The number of Americans who relied on hunger relief charities in 2009, according to the non-profit group Feeding America.

Their Words

“We’re not smart enough to decide how big a farm should be, even on the ag committee. And that’s really not our job.” ~ House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson in an Associated Press article expressing opposition to an Obama proposal to cut subsidies to larger farms.

“It is apparent that a new strategy for animal disease traceability is needed.” ~ U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack acknowledging negative feedback to the proposed National Animal Identification System.

“We need to be thinking about the long-term demands for food and the environmental and social ramifications of how we will produce it.” ~ David Battisti, a University of Washington atmospheric sciences professor in a Science Daily article.

Web Poll

What do you think is the best way for farmers to personally reach out to consumers?

  • Join membership organizations such as Farm Bureau and let them do it for us: 21%
  • Write letters to the editor and be more visible in print, TV and radio: 15%
  • Host events at our farms that are open to the public: 10%
  • Be more involved online and use social media such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs: 26%
  • Strike up agricultural conversation at opportune times on a daily basis: 5%

View current Web polls or join other Ohio farmers in discussions at

Lynn Snyder 

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

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