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Two former Ohio Farm Bureau presidents are running for elected office this fall.
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board unanimously voted in favor of proposed euthanasia standards for farm animals.
A group of Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals recently delivered 1,576 postcards from Ohio farmers to lawmakers urging them to “Put death taxes to rest.
Vote online by Oct. 28 for your favorite of 43 "Because I Care" videos by Ohio farmers, county Farm Bureaus, youth and other ag organizations. The winner will receive $1,000.
Traditional & online marketing methods to be covered in December conference
Learn how to make your own cheese, yogurt and other dairy products from scratch, and how to identify and obtain different meat cuts, at Ohio Farm Bureau’s Grow and Know day at Lake Metroparks Farmpark.
Eight finalists are competing for the most online votes to win $1,000 in the “Because I Care” video contest, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Center for Food and Animal Issues.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s weekly Town Hall Ohio radio program recently focused on trade, why it’s often portrayed negatively in political ads, and what Ohioans need to know. Joe Cornely hosts this video recap.
Proposed euthanasia rules will be filed with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) to begin the rule making process.
The annual Farm Aid concert tells us corporate agriculture drives small farmers from the land, ruins food & harms the environment. Ohio Farm Bureau communicator & music fan Joe Cornely, with tongue firmly in cheek, applies the same criticisms to to the music industry.
U.S. agriculture is paying the price for inaction on Mexican Trucks. | American Farm Bureau supports Microbusiness Credit Act
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is offering a new series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for 2010.
Claims made by Mercy for Animals at a recent press conference drew challenges from journalists.
Mike Rowe, the creator and executive producer of Discovery Channel’s series "Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe," will deliver the keynote address at American Farm Bureau Federation’s 92nd annual meeting on Jan. 10, in Atlanta.
Several young agricultural professionals recently earned recognition through their success in Farm Bureau competitions.
The Animals for Life Foundation recently awarded its first set of grants to develop and implement the Foundation’s mission, vision and goals.
The Answer Council of Jackson County decided to use a daytime trip to Ohio State University to learn more about animal health and meat safety issues.
Revised state rules extend the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to regulate vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 10,001 to 26,000 pounds that are operating on a not-for-hire basis within the state.
Ohio Farm Bureau continues to share the message that job growth and a strengthened economy would result from expanding Ohio’s position in international trade.
More Ohio farmers finding social media fruitful in engaging a non-farming public.
Ohio Farm Bureau's Policy Development Committee holds first meeting.
Experts discuss recent food safety issues.
Ohio Farm Bureau recently outlined its policies on water quality and nutrient management in a letter to the Department of Natural Resources as the agency considers new rules that impact farmers.
Ohio Farm Bureau opposed climate change legislation that had come before Congress because it failed to meet several key principles.
In a letter to editors of Ohio's major newspapers, Ohio Farm Bureau's executive vice president stresses the importance of trade and how it relates to this autumn's election.
"Rob Portman has been a strong friend to Ohio's farmers, and we're proud to support him as Ohio's next U.S. Senator," said Brent Porteus, president of Ohio Farm Bureau.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is offering a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for the 2010-11 program year. The $1,000 - $3,000 grants support programs and projects focusing on agricultural education, environmental and/or economic development.
The Animals for Life Foundation, which was created earlier this year, recently awarded its first set of grants.
For almost six years Farm Bureau member Elaine Irwin had been fighting a plan to run a storm-water drainage pipe across her horse farm in northeastern Ohio.
At a Congressional hearing in July, American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman said the 2012 Farm Bill must continue to provide a dependable safety net while also being fiscally responsible.
Ohio is serious about the care and treatment of its livestock, and the voter-approved Livestock Care Standards Board is the authority on the issue in the state.
Tractor rollover accidents are among the most frequent causes of farm fatalities. Rollovers also result in serious injuries that leave farmers disabled and many farm families in dire straits.
Visitors to the Farm Science Review who join Farm Bureau or renew their membership will receive a free “I am Farm Bureau” T-shirt.
Rules designed to curb trespassing, provide public trails.
Unless Congress acts this year, the federal estate tax, commonly called the “death tax,” is scheduled to increase to 55 percent with a $1 million exemption at the beginning of 2011.
Ohio's constitution requires the state to pass a balanced budget. To do that, lawmakers are going to have to fill an $8.4 billion hole in the next fiscal cycle.
A pilot program created by Ohio Farm Bureau, the Division of Wildlife and hunting groups to address deer damage and give hunters access to land is being expanded.
Since 2008, Ohio Farm Bureau's AgriPOWER Institute training program has been developing future advocates for agriculture.
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.
Ohio Farm Bureau members continue to pull in valuable discounts and promotions through the first year of a new partnership between two organizations with strong rural Ohio roots.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation sent the following letter to the editor in response to The Columbus Dispatch's "Keep Your Word" editorial regarding the agreement made between Ohio's agricultural community and The Humane Society of the United States.
It is disappointing that as Ohio’s farm community demonstrates a willingness to engage in constructive dialogue, activists continue divisive attacks that threaten to undermine important progress Ohio is making in its consideration of animal care issues.
Ohio’s export industry is a bright spot in the state’s economy and has the potential to generate additional personal income and government revenues.
Four state finalists have been named in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2010 Discussion Meet. They are Nichole Gordon-Coy of Carrollton, Shelby Brammell of Kenton, Andrew Spiker of Adamsville and Tim Street of Richwood.
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named Adam and Aubrey Bolender of Russelville as its 2010 Outstanding Young Farmers. They will represent Ohio in the national contest during the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in Atlanta in January.
Jenifer Weaver of North Jackson has been named the winner of the Excellence in Agriculture Award by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. She will represent Ohio in the national competition during the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in Atlanta in January.
Ohio is serious about the care and treatment of its livestock, and the Livestock Care Standards Board is the authority on the issue in the state. That’s part of the message Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society of the United States delivered to the board Tuesday.
Twenty Ohioans interested in becoming future leaders and advocates for Ohio agriculture have been selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in its 2010-2011 AgriPOWER institute.
Dwight Beougher, a Franklin County Farm Bureau member, delivers a speech in front of a television camera as part of a recent spokesperson training program held by Ohio Farm Bureau’s Center for Food and Animal Issues.