Serving Family Farmers and Consumers Since 1934
The Ohio Farmers Union pursues public policy that supports the family farmer and consumers. We support and advocate on behalf of legislation which recognizes the unique market realities of family farmers. Bigger is not always better and consumers benefit from robust local farming economies which support locally grown and produced food and fiber.
Whether you are a farm family or a consumer concerned about what’s on your table, we’re sure you’ll find one of our issues in which you can get involved.
Participating Ohio Farmers Union members receive a discount on Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation rates and services when they join the Frank Gates-Avizent Workers Compensation Program. As a sponsor, OFU offers self-directed safety training materials for use with your employees. Whether or not you participate in our sponsored workers compensation program, we hope you and your employees will use the materials in our library to promote safety at your farm.
Nothing illustrates our commitment to cooperative local business practices better than your favorite farmers market. Since 1934 Ohio Farmers Union members have been seeking ways to work together with other farmers and rural residents to build sustainable local markets for their goods. The explosion of interest in organic and locally grown food has created a vibrant market scene in Ohio. No matter where you live, you are probably not far from an opportunity to buy fresh fruit and vegetables, farm fresh eggs and other healthy offerings from local farmers. When you support your local farmers market you not only get the health and culinary benefits of fresh food, you keep your money in the local economy. (more…)
Your Ohio Farmers Union membership pays off in more ways than just our energetic advocacy on behalf of rural families and consumers. Did you know you can save on health insurance costs? If you are a member with employees you can save on workers compensation costs by participating in an OFU-sponsored plan. If you’re into the great outdoors, you’ll take advantage of the Cabela’s discount. You can get discounts on car rentals and other great deals. Come join us and enjoy the benefits!
Take advantage of Ohio Farmers Union competitive insurance rates on everything from crops to your family’s health. For instance, most people who start OFU Health Savings Accounts save 20-30% on health care costs.
From the Consumer Federation of America earlier this week: Survey results, released today by the Consumer Federation of America, show that a large majority of Americans continue to strongly support mandatory country of origin labeling for fresh meat and strongly favor requiring meat to be labeled … [Read More...]
National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson submitted comments today on a possible Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the European Union and sent a letter to the office of the U.S. Trade Representative in advance of the 17th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) … [Read More...]
From the National Farmers Union: The 2013 Farm Bill is moving along, as both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees released drafts of the legislation this week. The Senate Ag Committee is scheduled to mark up the bill Tuesday, May 14, at 10:00 a.m. EDT, and its House counterpart is planning a … [Read More...]
From the Ashtabula-Geauga-Lake Counties Farmers Union: Teresa Mills, of the Center of Health and Environmental Justice, will be speaking on Health and Safety Issues around Frack Waste Injection Wells on May 15, 2013, at 6pm, at the Windsor Community Center, Ashtabula County. (5430 Mayfield Rd, … [Read More...]
Ohio Farmers Union President Roger Wise will testify before the Ohio House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday in favor of proposed changes to Ohio's grain indemnity law. Known as Senate Bill 66, and sponsored by Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, the measure passed the Senate unanimously in April and was … [Read More...]