Ohio Farm Bureau 2024 priority issues focus on business climate, regulatory environment, preserving Ohio’s farming heritage, healthy rural communities, and grassroots advocacy.Read More
Advocating for Ohio agriculture
Farm Bureau is at the forefront of the top issues impacting agriculture in Ohio. We are committed to keeping our farm and food communities strong and successful. Read more about some of the top issues producers are facing, and what we are doing about it.
As the Voice of Agriculture, Farm Bureau is a passionate advocate for good governmental policy and securing a healthy business climate for our members to prosper. One of the biggest benefits of Farm Bureau membership is having a say in issues that are impacting Ohio’s producers across the state.
Addressing issues impacting Ohio agriculture
Farm Bureau works together with farmers to address the top priority issues impacting Ohio’s agricultural community, and we keep our members informed through our podcasts and publications. The needs of agribusiness are continually evolving, and Farm Bureau is committed to preserving the future of farming for the next generation of food, fiber, and fuel producers.
Our membership is directly responsible for setting our policy agenda at the local, state and national level. Issues like CAUV reform, water quality and land management remain central to our legislative agenda and we are hard at work advocating for rural broadband access, improved access to meat processing facilities, and energy development. Here are some recent examples of our achievements for youth in agriculture and wildlife policy.
Protecting Landowner Rights
Farm Bureau leads the effort to establish landowner protections, including eminent domain reform and streamlined judicial procedures to help preserve farmlandLearn More
Farm Bureau is the leading advocate for rural Ohio, working to ensure strong rural communities through smart investment, innovation and education.Learn More
Promoting Responsible Conservation Practices
Farm Bureau supports policies that help improve water quality, sustainability and conservation of the vital resources our industry needs to remain strong in the future.Learn More
Ensuring a Competitive Business Environment
Farm Bureau is hard at work advocating for rural broadband access, competitive tax policies, and fighting against burdensome regulations.Learn More
Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.Farm Labor Resources
I appreciate the benefit of having a strong voice in my corner. The extras that are included in membership are wonderful, but I'm a member because of the positive impact to my local and state agricultural communities.Strong communities
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.Leadership development
Farm Bureau involvement has taught me how to grow my professional and leadership experience outside of the workforce and how to do that in a community-centric way.Young Ag Professionals program
With not growing up on a farm, I’d say I was a late bloomer to agriculture. I feel so fortunate that I found the agriculture industry. There are so many opportunities for growth.Growing our Generation
Knowing that horticulture is under the agriculture umbrella and having Farm Bureau supporting horticulture like it does the rest of ag is very important.Groovy Plants Ranch
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington.Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
Hundreds of Ohio Farm Bureau members gathered in Columbus to meet one-on-one with their state senators and representatives during Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual Ag Day at the Capital Feb. 21.Read More
The law requires most businesses to report information about their beneficial owners, and the intent is to try to make it harder to illegally hide assets and commit financial crimes.Read More
The Statewide CAUV Update Webinar March 5 is open to anyone interested in learning more about the recent changes in CAUV and what could be next for the program.Read More
This allows for limited sale and distribution of dicamba OTT products that were already in the possession of growers or in the channels of trade and outside the control of pesticide companies as of Feb. 6, 2024.Read More
American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall stressed that it is imperative EPA expeditiously provide clarity to farmers and asked the agency to issue an existing stock order.Read More
farmers are happy with the purpose and philosophy of the CAUV program, but all would prefer some more predictability in their values and more importantly, their tax bill.Read More
What are some of the things landowners need to be aware of, as they might see more people wanting to come out to their property and to rural Ohio for the best seat in the house?Read More