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Ag in the news Jan. 4 – 8

Jan. 8

Ohioans will help develop policy at AFBF’s annual meeting over the next few days.  Here’s a look ahead to some of the pressing topics. 

What the updated dietary guidelines mean to the meat industry. 

Keys to ag’s future? Monsanto offers up a few ideas.

Jan. 7

Retiring AFBF Pres. Bob Stallman honored by Ag Sec. Vilsack

Farm & Dairy writes about growth potential for Ohio agritourism.  

Jan. 6

NYT op-ed says “We need a new green revolution.” 

114 farms owned by the same families for 100 or 200 years have been recognized by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. 

Livestock producers have new feed rules coming; time to start planning.

Mike Bumgarner, formerly with OFBF and United Producers’ new exec, does Q & A with Ohio’s Country Journal. 

Jan. 5

Dealing with aging farm population –  a “major structural change” says OSU ag economist.

Grist writes about candidates Sanders and Clinton and their views  on farm policy.

Amazon plans wind farm in Northwest Ohio.

Joe Cornely 

Joe Cornely is senior director of corporate communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.