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Legal With Leah: Ag Districts

 Leave a Comment A North Carolina judge has awarded rural residents millions of dollars because nearby hog farms smell, attract flies and increase truck traffic. Can that happen in Ohio? Farm Bureau Policy Counsel Leah Curtis has some answers. Listen to Legal with Leah, a podcast featuring Ohio Farm Bureau’s Policy …

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Opioid roundtable discussion sparks hope, tears

 Leave a Comment Rita Lahmers was substitute teaching one day in eastern Ohio when one of her elementary school students sought her out as a “safe adult” to talk to about his dilemma. This young boy’s father was using drugs, again, and he was worried that his little sister might get …

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Radio panel shows challenge of talking about water issues

 Leave a Comment   As Lake Erie water issues escalated this summer, strident environmental activists made it increasingly difficult to have a rational discussion about the issue and science-based solutions. Ann Arbor’s public radio station invited Ohio Farm Bureau to participate in a panel discussion about the causes of and …

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State Auditor Candidates on Town Hall Ohio

 Leave a Comment In a few short months, Ohioans will head to the polls to elect a new Governor, Auditor, Treasurer, Secretary of State and Attorney General. We’ll also elect a U.S. Senator, Supreme Court Justices and numerous state lawmakers. Between now and election day, Town Hall Ohio plans to …

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Regional Hope for Ohio events planned this fall

 Leave a Comment Helping young people fight the opioid epidemic is the goal of Hope for Ohio, a project of Ohio Farm Bureau and other supporting organizations. The program works with 4-H and FFA members to encourage peer-to-peer prevention measures. Five regional Hope for Ohio events will welcome youth, parents, …

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Ag Innovation Challenge offers startup funds for entrepreneurs

 Leave a Comment The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, has opened online applications for its 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds. The competition provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase ideas and business innovations in agriculture. This is …

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Legal with Leah: CAUV Update

 Leave a Comment New, lower CAUV valuations will be applied this year in 24 Ohio counties. Farm Bureau Policy Counsel Leah Curtis talks about what this means and how it came to be. Listen to Legal with Leah, a podcast featuring Ohio Farm Bureau’s Policy Counsel Leah Curtis discussing topics impacting farmers …

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OFBF, Nationwide sponsor FFA leadership camp

 Leave a Comment Several Farm Bureau members from FFA chapters around the state, 90 youths in total, recently attended Ohio Leadership Camp at FFA Camp Muskingum in Carrollton via scholarships sponsored by Nationwide Insurance and Ohio Farm Bureau. Scholarships were presented by Kolesen McCoy, president of the Ohio FFA association …

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