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.
Although it didn't much broad attention by the news media earlier this week, the White House released a report on the importance of getting the Farm Bill done. Here is a list from the USDA of some of the most important benefits of a comprehensive food and farm bill: Build on recent momentum of … [Read More...]
Over the past couple of weeks Senate Bill 150 - the nutrient management bill that would create a licensure scheme for many farmers applying fertilizer to their fields in Ohio - has been moving through the Ohio Senate Committee on Agriculture. S.B. 150 was actually replaced with a new or … [Read More...]
from the National Farmers Union National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson submitted comments today regarding concerns with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). FDA also announced today that it has extended the comment period to … [Read More...]
What follows will be the full press release from U.S. EPA on the proposed 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard. The 2014 proposal essentially calls for a reduction in the renewable fuel requirement. Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union said last week, "Lowering renewable fuel targets below … [Read More...]
from the National Farmers Union National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirements: “We are deeply disappointed in EPA’s apparent willingness to reduce total … [Read More...]