(July 2011) Meet the 2011 Environmental Stewardship Winners.  Read More

(May 2011) Ohio Third Graders Win Statewide Essay Contest, Field Trip to Ohio Livestock Farm for Entire Class Mary Gray from Big Walnut Elementary in Sunbury and Alice Yang and Kerim Pintol from Granby Elementary in Columbus won the contest. They were selected from more than 20 essays submitted in the contest's second year.  Read More

(May 2011) Battling meat 'myths' major goal of new campaign The American Meat Institute (AMI), in conjunction with the American Meat Science Association (AMSA), today launched its "Meat MythCrushers" campaign, to reconnect Americans to modern food production and to "crush" some of the more popular myths associated today with meat and poultry. Read More

(April 2011) Ohio Livestock Annual Meeting Highlights Issues Facing Agriculture Themes of animal well-being, environmental issues, and communicating with consumers were prevalent at the 2011 Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) Annual Meeting and Industry Symposium, held today in Columbus. Read More

(April 2011) 2011 Ohio Neighbor of the Year Announced Knollman Farms, of Hamilton, Ohio, recently received the 2011 Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) Neighbor of the Year Award at OLC's 14th Annual Meeting and Symposium. The annual award recognizes a farmer who has positively developed and enhanced relationships between neighbors in Ohio's farm communities. Read More

(February 2011) Ohio Livestock Coalition to Host Annual Meeting on April 4 The Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) will host its Annual Meeting and Industry Symposium on April 4 at the Fawcett Center at the Ohio State University, Columbus. Read More

(January 2011) Do you know someone who has positively developed or enhanced relationships between neighbors in Ohio's farm communities? The Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC), in partnership with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Neighbor of the Year awards, which recognizes two rural residents - one farmer and one non-farmer.. Read More

(November 2010) Ohio Farmers and Bob Evans Restaurants Give Two Ohioans Free Breakfast for a Year! Two Ohio consumers are the lucky winners of "Free Breakfast for a Year!" courtesy of Ohio's farmers and Columbus, Ohio-based Bob Evans Restaurants, following the 90-day sweepstakes entry period. Read More

(October 2010) Ohio Farmers Feed US Partners with Bob Evans Restaurants Following the success of their "Free Groceries for a Year" sweepstakes in mid-2009, the Ohio Livestock Coalition capitalized on the momentum by partnering with Columbus, Ohio-based Bob Evans Restaurants to continue communications. Read More

(July 2010) Ohio's Farmers Offer "Free Breakfast for a Year" Promotion starts July 19, 2010 at www.FarmersFeedUS.orgBeginning today, Ohio residents can register at www.FarmersFeedUS.org to win one of two grand prizes of "Free Breakfast for a Year" at Bob Evans Restaurants. Visitors to the site will be guided through registration by an Ohio farmer, who will also explain how he or she produces safe, nutritious and affordable food. Consumers can register with each of seven farmers daily through the end of the program on Oct. 15. Read More

(Apr 2010) The Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) recently named six Ohio farmers as the recipients of the 2010 Environmental Stewardship Award and two rural residents for the Neighbor of the Year Award. The awards were presented at OLC's 13th Annual Meeting and Industry Symposium. Read More

(Apr 2010) Themes of ensuring animal well-being and addressing the increasing role of animal rights activists groups were prevalent at the 2010 Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) Annual Meeting and Industry Symposium, held today in Waldo, Ohio. The meeting provides farm organization leaders and farmers from across Ohio with perspectives from state and national farm leaders and establishes a venue to discuss current events facing agriculture and the farm community. Read More

(Apr 2010) Maken Bacon Farm, of Nevada, Ohio, recently received the 2010 Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Neighbor of the Year Award at OLC's 13th Annual Meeting. The annual award recognizes two rural residents -- one farmer and one non-farmer -- who have positively developed and enhanced relationships between neighbors in Ohio's farm communities. Maken Bacon Farm is the recipient of the farmer award. Read More

(Apr 2010) Don Diefendorff, of Seville, recently received the 2010 Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's (OFBF) Neighbor of the Year Award at OLC's 13th Annual Meeting. The annual award recognizes two rural residents -- one farmer and one non-farmer -- who have positively developed and enhanced relationships between neighbors in Ohio's farm communities. Diefendorff is the recipient of the non-farmer award. Read More

(Apr 2010) Wuebker Farms LLC, of Versailles, recently received the 2010 Ohio Pork Producers Council's Environmental Stewardship Award at the Ohio Livestock Coalition's (OLC) 13th Annual Meeting. The annual award recognizes the many accomplishments made by family farmers to protect Ohio's land, air and water quality and conserve the state's natural resources. Read More

(Apr 2010) Stoller Farms, of Van Wert, recently received the 2010 Ohio Poultry Association's Environmental Stewardship Award at the Ohio Livestock Coalition's (OLC) 13th Annual Meeting. The annual award recognizes the many accomplishments made by family farmers to protect Ohio's land, air and water quality and conserve the state's natural resources. Read More

(Apr 2010) Ray Family Farm, of Cumberland, recently received the 2010 Ohio Sheep Improvement Association's Environmental Stewardship Award at the Ohio Livestock Coalition's (OLC) 13th Annual Meeting. The annual award recognizes the many accomplishments made by family farmers to protect Ohio's land, air and water quality and conserve the state's natural resources. Read More

(Apr 2010) Todd, Pat and Greg Raines, of Raines Farms located in Seaman, recently received the 2010 Ohio Cattlemen's Association's Environmental Stewardship Award at the Ohio Livestock Coalition's (OLC) 13th Annual Meeting. The annual award recognizes the many accomplishments made by family farmers to protect Ohio's land, air and water quality and conserve the state's natural resources. Read More

(Apr 2010) Miedema Dairy, of Circleville, recently received the 2010 Ohio Dairy Producers Association's Environmental Stewardship Award at the Ohio Livestock Coalition's (OLC) 13th Annual Meeting. The annual award recognizes the many accomplishments made by family farmers to protect Ohio's land, air and water quality and conserve the state's natural resources. Read More

(Apr 2010) Fred Yoder Farms, of Plain City, recently received the 2010 Ohio Corn Growers Association & Ohio Soybean Association's Environmental Stewardship Award at the Ohio Livestock Coalition's (OLC) 13th Annual Meeting. The annual award recognizes the many accomplishments made by family farmers to protect Ohio's land, air and water quality and conserve the state's natural resources. Read More

(Nov 28, 2009) In Time for the Holidays, Ohio Farmers Give "Free Groceries for a Year!" to Three Ohioans Cincinnati, Fairborn, and Marion Residents are Sweepstakes Winners While it sounds almost too good to be true, three Ohio consumers are the lucky winners of "Free Groceries for a Year!," courtesy of Ohio's farmers, following the 90-day sweepstakes entry period. Read More

(Nov 4, 2009) Ohioans for Livestock Care Political Action Committee Statement on the Passage of State Issue 2 The Ohioans for Livestock Care Political Action Committee (PAC) today released the following statement in response to the passage of State Issue 2. The statement can be attributed in part or in its entirety to John Lumpe, president, Ohioans for Livestock Care PAC. Read More

(Oct 9, 2009) Ohio Livestock Coalition Offers Free Classroom Materials To Ohio's Third-Grade Classrooms The Ohio Livestock Coalition has developed a package of educational materials for teachers designed to teach Ohio third-graders about the origins of the food they eat every day and about the important role agriculture plays in Ohio's economy. Read More

U.S. Consumer Egg Prices Could Rise by 25 Percent if Animal Rights Activists Get Their Way. Consumers would be forced to pay 25 percent more for eggs soon if animal rights activists succeed in getting only non-cage eggs sold in the U.S., according to a new study by a respected economic consulting group. That increase would cost consumers $2.6 billion more each year for eggs, a nutritional staple in the American diet. The higher costs would strain Americans' budgets during a difficult economic climate. Read More

Animal Welfare Symposium addresses important issues in farm animal welfare. As animal agriculture comes under scrutiny and animal welfare issues are hotly debated, the time to become educated to proactively address animal welfare issues is now. Read More

The Ohio Livestock Coalition today released the following statement regarding the announcement of the Ohio House and Senate Joint Resolutions to create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board (the Board). Read More

The Ohio Livestock Coalition recently held its annual meeting. Several awards were presented including Environmental Stewards and Good Neighbors. Read More

Over 80 current legislators, aides and caucus leaders left the Ohio Livestock Coalition's (OLC) reception on March 31 better suited to address their constituents' agricultural and livestock concerns. Read More

OLC responds to Dispatch article, highlights innovative environmental approaches in Ohio The Dispatch got it right when it highlighted the innovative environmental approaches taking root on today's modern livestock farms (Growing Solutions, 3/4/08). But the paper didn't have to go all the way to Nebraska to find concrete examples of farmers working to protect our land, air and water. Read More
 
OLC responds to Enquirer article on possible mandate for Cincinnati residents to eat less meat by 2012 I am disappointed that Cincinnati City Council would consider mandating that all local residents eat meat one fewer day a week by 2012 as part of the Green Cincinnati Plan ("Cincy wants you to eat less meat," February 2, 2009). Read More
 
OLC responds to Lima News editorial, cites inaccuracies in Pew report on animal agriculture The recent Lima News editorial based on an interview with Pew Commission executive director Bob Martin had several flaws, which reflect the many inaccuracies contained in the Pew Commission's report on animal agriculture. Read More

Supermarket Smarts Can Help Consumers Save During Lean Times
Rising food prices, the uncertainty of future economic conditions and tightening wallets are forcing many Ohio consumers to re-evaluate their food buying habits. Read More

Ohio Livestock Coalition to Share the Story of Ohio's Farmers
To highlight the priorities that have been integral elements of the state's livestock farming industry for decades, the Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) recently developed a series of new advertisements to tell the story of animal agriculture to consumers across central Ohio. Read More

OLC responds to Dispatch editorial regarding FDA's plan to open office in China
The Dispatch editorial on Nov. 10 detailing the FDA's plans to open an office in China to help ensure the safety of the food supply made some important points. What is equally important is the fact that U.S. food safety standards are the highest in the world, due in large part to the hard work and commitment of America's farmers. Read More

Ohio Livestock Coalition holds successful Ag Power Briefing
Nearly 100 current legislators and candidates for Ohio's General Assembly left the Ohio Livestock Coalition's (OLC) Ag Power Briefing May 6th in Columbus better suited to address their constituents' agricultural and livestock concerns. Read More

Farms Throughout Ohio Recognized as Excellent Environmental Stewards
Two things are important to this year's Environmental Stewardship Award (ESA) winners -- each farm's rich history and bright future thanks to the owners' management and love of the land. Read More

Rural and Farm Residents Recognized as Neighbor of the Year
In this age of computers, text messaging and cell phones, some might think the art of being a good neighbor is long gone. Not so for two special recipients of this year's Ohio Livestock Coalition (OLC) Neighbor of the Year Awards. Read More