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Ohio Senate to consider “Purple paint law” for trespassing

The Senate Judiciary recently heard testimony in support of a proposed change to Ohio’s criminal trespass laws.  The “purple paint law” proposed by Sen. Bill Coley (R-Liberty Twp.) allows landowners to use purple paint to alert potential trespassers of property boundary lines.  The purple paint would serve the same purpose as a “No Trespassing” sign [...]

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71st Ohio Farm Bureau Presidents’ Trip recap

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and its county presidents made their 71st annual trek to the nation’s capital this past week, discussing the top issues for agriculture with the nation’s lawmakers. This video takes a look at the trip from start to finish and some of the highlights during this important time of change for [...]

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A+ agriculture with a D+ infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released their 2017 Infrastructure Report Card – an assessment of the condition of the nation’s infrastructure across 16 categories, including surface transportation, railroads, inland waterways and electrical grid.  The report card is issued every four years and can be reviewed at http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/. The overall grade given to the [...]

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Ohioans lending a hand for farmers in need

Farmers around the country are responding to the need to help the ranchers hardest hit by the devastation from the wildfires in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. “Some of the pictures don’t do justice compared to the stories we’ve been hearing. The loss of livestock and the loss of genetics these people have been building [...]

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Unique program spotlights the evolving role of women in agriculture

Just as rural communities are the backbone of America, farm moms play a vital and integral role on the farm, with their families, in their communities and across the entire agriculture industry. To honor the significant contributions these women make in their communities and beyond, the America’s Farmers Mom of the Year Contest program, sponsored [...]

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Passion of the farmer on display during County Presidents’ Trip

A relatively light amount of snow slightly altered the Wednesday plans for the 2017 Farm Bureau County Presidents’ Trip to Washington D.C. after the federal government had been put on a 3-hour-delay due to the wintry wonderland. The changes went undetected as the day brought a wealth of knowledge from agriculture-related professionals, including senior leadership [...]

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Senate Ag needing ethics paperwork on Perdue

The Senate Agriculture Committee is getting closer to scheduling a confirmation hearing for Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue, but still needs some paperwork from the White House. The Washington Post reports needed paperwork was submitted last week, more than seven weeks after President Donald Trump nominated the former Georgia governor to the post at the [...]

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FFA Alumni gun raffle and trap shoot

The Ohio FFA Alumni is holding their Second Annual 30 Guns in May gun raffle. Last year’s raffle was a great success. As with last year’s raffle, only 1,000 tickets are available and each ticket is $20 donation. The 30 guns in the raffle have a retail value of nearly $12,000. We will use the [...]

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Ohioans recognized with national scholarships

BASF, in partnership with industry-leading commodity associations, awarded academic scholarships to 12 passionate and motivated agriculture students. Along with the American Soybean Association (ASA), National Sorghum Producers (NSP), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF), BASF presented the scholarships to recipients during a ceremony at the 2017 Commodity Classic tradeshow [...]

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