The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance held an online forum, “The Food Dialogues,” a town hall-style discussion to address Americans’ questions about how their food is grown and raised and the long-term impact of the food they are eating—on their own health and the health of the planet.
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When the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance set out to start a new conversation about the future of food, it made sure it wasn’t forgetting current trends showing where an increasing number of conversations are being held.
Jean Miller knows the value of Farm Bureau’s Advisory Councils goes much deeper than talking about agriculture and other issues. Over the years it has been about friendships and making a difference in the community.
If nothing else, the nation’s ongoing discussion about food production has revealed the complexity of issues relating to economic, environmental and social sustainability.
Ohio Farm Bureau members are urged to contact their members of Congress to encourage the passage of Free Trade Agreements that can result in significant additional exports, economic development and jobs.
Fall farm tours, scholarship announcements, important informational meetings and more are found in the county blogs this month, as Ohio's county Farm Bureaus close out one program year and prepare for the next.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is working with the agriculture community in Ohio to get a water quality program started in the Ohio River Basin, which extends from New York to Tennessee.
Bobby D. Moser, vice president for Agricultural Administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State University announced this month that he will step down as dean once his replacement is found.
At issue: Should the state seek to exempt Ohioans from a federal requirement to purchase health care? Should the age limit for judges be raised from 70 to 75?
When Ohio Farm Bureau leaders could not yet provide a long list of legislative accomplishments, programs and services, they communicated a belief that inspired farmers to lead the organization to where it is today.
The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing revisions to regulations on child labor. | The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is taking up the topic of agriculture’s labor issues. | The Senate Appropriations Committee is working on the agriculture spending bill for fiscal 2012.
Ohio Farm Bureau is part of a nine-member task force that is looking for ways that Ohio’s 88 soil and water conservation districts can more efficiently deliver conservation services.
Farmers, agribusinesses, agricultural leaders and farm organizations have build an expansive and valuable Internet presence. A guide of where to start.
All are invited to join online or in-person Sept. 22 for “The Food Dialogues” – A new conversation about the future of food in the United States
Jody Carney has been named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's organization director for Delaware, Franklin, Madison and Union counties.
Medina County Farm Bureau hosts farm tour and dinner in woods on a local dairy farm featuring local foods, and benefiting a local animal shelter.
A newly released study from the Columbus-based research and development organization Battelle finds that agriculture and agricultural bioscience — “agbioscience” — are providing crucial wide ranging opportunities for economic growth and job creation in the United States.
U.S. government investing in 'drop-in' biofuels; Agritourism offering economic boost; New interactive farming game; USDA awards grant for lake restoration effort
Farmers are watching to see if farm programs will be on the chopping block as 12 members of a federal 'super committee' prepare to identify ways to reduce the national debt.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is issuing a new rule that it says will improve its ability to trace livestock and poultry when there is a disease event.
Farmers and ranchers throughout the country are taking steps to change their energy consumption by using more green technology, according to American Farm Bureau.
More than 150 Farm Bureau members from Erie and surrounding counties made their way to the farm of Ohio Farm Bureau Vice President and Erie County Farm Bureau member Sparky Weilnau for a fun-filled educational event.
All family-owned businesses are important to our economy, but few are as critical to the future strength and stability of our nation as family-owned farms.
The AgChat Foundation’s recent Agvocacy 2.0 Conference in Nashville was anything but a traditional farmer and rancher gathering.
Farm Science Review visitors are invited to stop by the Ohio Farm Bureau building at the corner of Friday Ave. and Beef St. to talk with fellow members and staff about current programs and policy issues.
Ohio’s farm community has been coming together to discuss and look for solutions to water quality and nutrient management challenges in the state. Of particular concern is Grand Lake St. Marys and the western Lake Erie Basin.
Three Ohio farm women who are Farm Bureau members are working to bridge the disconnect between consumers and their food by sharing their personal experiences through a new program called CommonGround.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is holding a series of briefings across Ohio to help landowners learn more about emerging oil and gas issues in Ohio, how it will impact them and their communities and how they can potentially benefit from it.
The Animals for Life Foundation has approved more than $30,000 in grants in fiscal year 2011 projects that help improve the human-animal bond, including a therapy dog program for children with autism and a farm animal handling program for first responders.
When an energy company began reaching out to farmers in northeast Ohio about growing grass for biofuels, it was a perfect opportunity for the Ashtabula County Farm Bureau to bring the community together.
An Ohio appeals court is considering if Ohio’s Constitution allows landowners to seek Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) for land enrolled in federal retirement or conservation programs.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Executive Vice President and Ohio State University trustee John C. (Jack) Fisher on the impending retirement of Dr. Bobby D. Moser, Ohio State University Vice President, agricultural administration and Dean, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Ohio Farm Bureau board members recognized strong emotions on both sides of the Senate Bill 5/Issue 2 debate, but believed it was the responsibility of leadership to make a recommendation to members.
The first-ever debate between the Issue 2/Senate Bill 5 campaigns will take place on this weekend’s broadcast of 'Town Hall Ohio.' Campaign spokespersons Melissa Fazekas of We Are Ohio and Jason Mauk of Building a Better Ohio will appear on the weekly public affairs radio program.
The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed with a Mahoning County winery’s argument that it is exempt from local zoning regulations. The ruling not only benefits the northeast Ohio winery but the entire agriculture industry.
Farmers of all types and production methods, consumer opinion leaders and food writers, food processors, restaurateurs, food retailers and others are invited to gather again for a tour of two north-central Ohio farms that will explore the factors that led them down very unique paths.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has listened to the concerns of farmers and said it will not issue new regulations related to agricultural transportation and commercial drivers license (CDL) provisions, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association continue to make the U.S. Department of Agriculture aware of concerns that Ohio farmers have with a proposed National Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement.
Participants will explore the food system from the “farm to the table” while considering various aspects of animal health and welfare, food safety, food protection and security, and public health.
A Gallia County man recently received a $2,500 reward for reporting information that led to the arrest of an individual who committed a crime on a Farm Bureau member's property.
Ohio Farm Bureau represents the belief that farmers working collectively can secure what’s important to farmers’ individually.
After more than a year of work, animal care rules developed by the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will become effective on Sept. 29, 2011.
An updated report on the science surrounding Chesapeake Bay water quality confirms that serious and significant differences exist between the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Bay Model” and the model authored by the Agriculture Department.
Get informed and get involved could be the rallying call of the Tea Party, says two leaders of the Tea Party movement in Ohio.
With just a few computer clicks, Farm Bureau members can provide their input on how Ohio’s congressional districts and state legislative districts should be redrawn.
Farmers who offer agritourism activities need to discuss their specific types of businesses with their insurance agent.
OFBF has selected 19 Ohioans interested in becoming future leaders and advocates for Ohio agriculture to participate in its 2011-2012 AgriPOWER Institute.
Most woodland owners only have one or two timber sales in their lifetime, and it is important that they are well informed before they make these long-term decisions.
It’s an effort to show that America’s farmers and ranchers share consumers’ values, to emphasize dedication to continuous improvement and to engage key customer decision makers in the dialogue about the value of modern food production.
The annual award recognizes the many accomplishments made by family farmers to protect Ohio’s land, air and water quality and to conserve the state’s natural resources.