As the peak season approaches for harmful algal blooms on Lake Erie, Ohio agriculture will continue to be in the public spotlight for its impact on water quality.
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Water quality and agriculture stories will be on the front page for months and years to come. Ohio Farm Bureau is working with reporters to draw their attention to agricultureís commitment to accept responsibility and act responsibly.
County Farm Bureaus across the state regularly contribute to their local communities.
Six Ohio agricultural producers recently received the 2009 Environmental Stewardship Award from commodity organizations and the Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC)
While antibiotic resistance is a natural biological phenomenon, some are questioning the impact that antibiotics used in livestock production might have on public health.
Saying that it could reduce net farm income by more than $5 billion over the next 10 years, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) President Brent Porteus recently told a panel of lawmakers that farmers were concerned about cap and trade legislation passed by the U.S. House.
While farmers recently welcomed news that the U.S. Department of Labor will reconsider rules regarding
youth working on farms, concerns about the proposal remain.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's (OFBF) 64th annual county presidentís trip to Washington, D.C. sent farmers to meet with national policymakers on behalf of their peers back home.
Three Ohio farmers took time out of their busy schedules recently to testify about an agritourism bill that is based on model legislation developed by Ohio Farm Bureau.
More than 400 Ohio Farm Bureau members met in Columbus last month, for the annual Leadership Conference, where President Brent Porteus stressed that the organization relies on their involvement.