It Should Be Called the Consumer Bill

It should be called the “Consumer Bill” rather than the Farm Bill that it is usually called.  Why?  Because it benefits all consumers as much, and in some ways more, than it benefits farmers. When “farm bills” were originally established…

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An Old Farmer’s Advice, by Kathy Smith

While cleaning out the dump truck a few months ago, you know the two hour project yielding everything from the gloves my husband had me looking for, to bale strings, coffee cups, Bloomfield sale receipts, tools, straps to tie down…

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Ohio Farm Bureau names Discussion Meet finalists

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Four finalists have been named in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2014 Discussion Meet. They are Elaine Beekman of Wellington, Christen Clemson of Cortland, Elizabeth Mead of Mechanicsburg and Victoria Shaw of Litchfield. The annual contest tests participants’…

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Mahoning County Membership Check-in February 18th

Our 2014 membership campaign continues as we move closer to our goal of signing 51 new members, active or associate, by March 17!  Stop in Feb. 18th, drop off your memberships and pick up more supplies.  Ty will have everything you…

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Northeast Counties Farm Bureau Workers’ Compensation Safety Meetings

One very important part of reducing Workers’ Compensation premiums is to reduce the number of claims/accidents within this group-rating program.  This can be accomplished by each member doing his or her own part to ensure a safe work environment.  Attendance…

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Farmers Have Always Been Obsessed About the Weather, by Kathy Smith

Farmers have always been obsessed about the weather. Of course it’s only natural since the weather not only dictates what a farmer does on a daily basis, but also how crops grow,  are harvested and whether a farmer has a “good”…

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Mahoning County Membership Kickoff January 28th

  The Mahoning County Farm Bureau will kick off their membership campaign January 28, 2014 at Mastropietro Winery. The membership campaign is used to help renew current memberships, along with signing up new members. Membership benefits include being a part of the largest…

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Have You Ever Heard of a

Have you ever heard of a “farm Christmas”? If you are over about 60, you may have celebrated a farm Christmas when you were younger. Do you remember going to the woods to look for a tree or tree top…

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Mahoning County Lunch & Learn Friday Dec. 6, 12-1pm

Lunch & Learn—This week’s program is 2013 Farm Tax Planning, by David Marrison, OSU Extension, RSVP to:  330-533-5538                     OSU Extension and Ohio Farm Bureau in Mahoning County are sponsoring a lunch and learn session for area farmers and ag producers.                    …

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YAP Winter Leadership Conference deadline is Dec. 13

*Young Agricultural Professionals Leadership Experience is an opportunity to build personal and professional skills, network with agricultural leaders, and learn to make a difference in your community, Farm Bureau and agriculture. We have an agenda with 13 workshops for you…

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