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. 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.
National Farmers Uniontoday released a resolution passed by its Board of Directors opposing the potential merger between agricultural giants, Monsanto and Syngenta. The merger, if achieved, would combine the world’s number one seed company and the number one pesticide company into a single … [Read More...]
The National Farmers Union and the organization Catholic Rural Life released a joint statement regarding Pope Francis' latest encyclical, Laudato Si', which was published June 18. The encyclical is now the Roman Catholic Church's most authoritative teaching on the environment. Below is their joint … [Read More...]
Americans Want to Know Where Their Food Comes From COLUMBUS – Ohio’s second largest general farm organization leveled a broadside at members of Congress who voted this past week to repeal Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements for beef, pork and poultry in the United States. “In an era … [Read More...]
There will be a vote in the House next on the COOL Repeal bill. We are asking members of Congress to speak out against COOL. Please call your member of Congress today and tell them Americans have the right to know where their food comes from and you would like them to speak AGAINST repeal on the … [Read More...]
There has been a lot of deserved attention to CAUV (Current Agricultural Use Value) valuations by our membership over the past two to three years. While we have worked especially hard to represent you in Columbus, I think we should also provide the actual documents being distributed by the state of … [Read More...]