Is Ohio Farm Bureau for you?

July 30 - No matter if you live on a farm or enjoy going to farmers markets, Ohio Farm Bureau is for everyone.
For less than 25 cents a day, you can join over 100,000 other members who want to improve their community and support the No.1 industry in Ohio, agriculture.

Senate Passes Brown, Portman Resolution Marking 50 Years Of Environmental Progress Since Cuyahoga River Fire, Senators Call For Continued Action

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30 – Last night, the Senate passed U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman’s (R-OH) bipartisan resolution marking 50 years of environmental progress since the last time the Cuyahoga River caught on fire on June 22, 1969. The Senate resolution describes how the fire spurred important federal environmental action, including passage of the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act.

10 years of recession recovery

July 19 - Ohio’s unemployment rate of 4% is the lowest it has been since 2001. Since the Great Recession ended 10 years ago last month, Ohio has added more than 539,000 jobs. That’s enough to replace the jobs lost to the recession but not enough to keep up with population growth. Nevertheless, Ohio’s growth trails the nation, and far too many people aren’t sharing in the recovery.

Farm Bureau, partners unveil redesigned 2019 Land and Living exhibit at Ohio State Fair

COLUMBUS, July 19 – One of this year’s ‘must see’ attractions at the Ohio State Fair, July 24 to Aug. 4, will be the newly redesigned, highly interactive Land and Living exhibit featuring agriculture education activities the whole family can enjoy. Visitors to the Nationwide Donahey Land & Living Building will get in-depth, hands-on lessons about farming, food and high-tech agriculture.

Petition Certified for Proposed Gun Background Check Law

COLUMBUS, July 19 — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today certified a revised petition for a proposed law that would expand background checks for firearm sales.
On July 9, the attorney general’s office received a written petition to amend the Ohio Revised Code by initiated statute, titled “An Act to Close Loopholes in Background Checks on Gun Sales.” A previous version of the petition was rejected on June 20.

Raise the Wage Act would help 1.8 million Ohioans

July 18 - Today, for the first time in over a decade, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, index the wage to inflation, and to eliminate the sub-minimum wage paid to workers who earn tips, workers under age 20, and workers with disabilities.