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Farm Bureau priorities included in state budget headed to conference committee

Published Jun. 7, 2013

Ohio Farm Bureau priority issues have been addressed in both the House and Senate versions of the state budget bills. Yesterday, the Ohio Senate passed its version of the budget which will now be sent on to conference committee, to iron out differences with the House version. Listen to Brandon Kern discuss the budget bill and Farm Bureau priorities in them.

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Five tips for open burning

Published Jun. 11, 2013

Many are unaware that open burning is regulated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency under its air pollution abatement duties. As part of Ohio Farm Bureauís Legal Information Series, members may request a digital copy of an open burning brochure to help farmers stay on the right side of the law when it comes to burning waste.

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Portman sends letter regarding the definition of Ďruralí counties

Published Jun. 11, 2013

Many Ohio counties defined as ďruralĒ by methods applied by the State of Ohio and other agencies, are excluded under Consumer Financial Protection Bureauís current definition, which has ramifications for farmers seeking certain types of mortgages. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman and Rep. Bob Latta have led other members of Ohioís congressional delegation in reaching out to CFPB on this issue.

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New & Improved: AgriChoice Farm Insurance Policy

Published Jun. 11, 2013

More than 55 property and liability enhancements have been added to the base policy at no additional cost.

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Porteus, Seger named to Ohio State board

Published Jun. 11, 2013

Porteus is a former OFBF president and Seger is an ag communcations major.

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Blogger Leah Beyer (center in green) takes beginner bloggers through an exercise to help them name their blogs.

Finding purpose in blogger workshops

Published Jun. 18, 2013

I witnessed the good that comes from being a connector and organizer of people as they worked together to learn new tools last week during Ohio Farm Bureauís beginning blogger workshop in Wilmington.

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Members urged to continue state budget advocacy efforts

Published Jun. 20, 2013

While Ohio Farm Bureau has achieved tremendous success in securing funding for the organizationís priority items thus far in the House and Senate versions of state budget, it must still make it past the conference committee and Gov. John Kasichís desk.

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Families pet & learn about cows during Franklin & Madison county Farm Bureau's Breakfast on the Farm

Breakfast on the Farm creates connections

Published Jun. 20, 2013

Franklin County Farm Bureau President Dwight Beougher shares how a very successful "Breakfast on the Farm" event came to fruition, how it's growing and what he looks forward to next.

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Wayne County Farm Bureau volunteers showcasing their CAE award winning program at the 2013 AFBF Annual Meeting.

County Activities of Excellence Awards application now available

Published Jun. 20, 2013

Applications are available for county Farm Bureaus to enter American Farm Bureauís County Activities of Excellence Awards (CAE) program.

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Farm bill fails to pass the House

Published Jun. 21, 2013

Yesterday the U.S. House completed consideration of the 2013 Farm Bill. Surprisingly and unfortunately, final passage failed 195-234. Ohio members of Congress who voted against the bill include: Representatives Beatty, Chabot, Jordan, Kaptur, Ryan and Wenstrup. These individuals need to hear from Farm Bureau members immediately with the message that we need to pass a farm bill now.

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