Big data and UAVs on the farm? Webinar will address legal issues

OSU’s Agricultural & Resource Law Program is pleased to announce its inaugural webinar, Big Data and UAVs: Legal Issues for Agriculture, scheduled for Friday, December 12 at 1 pm.  To read this post, visit our new website at http://aglaw.osu.edu/blog.

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Year-End Tax Planning Considerations

For the past several years, Ohio’s farmers have had the enviable task of planning for higher incomes because of historically high crop prices. To read this post, go to our new blog site at aglaw.osu.edu/blog.

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GMO Webinar Kicks Off New Agricultural & Food Law Consortium

Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural and Resource Law Program is excited to announce a new partnership with a group of universities creating a new Agricultural and Food Law Consortium. To read this post, go to our new blog site at aglaw.osu.edu/blog.

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Manure Regulation in Ohio

Although long considered a natural fertilizer that can benefit our soils, manure has a history of increased regulation in recent years based on potential impacts to water quality.   The following explains how state and federal law regulates the production, storage and application of animal manure in Ohio.   To read this post, go to our new blog site at aglaw.osu.edu/blog.

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Leasing Your Land for Hunting: Legal Considerations

With fall quickly approaching, now is a good time to consider whether you should lease your land for hunting. To read this blog, go to aglaw.osu.edu/blog.

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New bill introduced to address Lake Erie algae problem

In response to the recent drinking water ban in Toledo, three senators from Ohio’s Lake Erie counties have introduced SB 356 to expand and accelerate fertilizer certification legislation passed earlier this year. To read this blog, go to aglaw.osu.edu/blog.

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Couple challenges Ohio’s transfer of CAFO NPDES permit authority in federal court

Fourteen years after the Ohio Legislature transferred permitting authority for confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) from the Ohio EPA to the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), a Wood County couple is challenging the transfer in federal court as a violation of the federal Clean Water Act.   Larry and Vickie Askins filed the lawsuit on August 4, 2014 in the U.S. District Court Northern Division against the ODA, Ohio EPA and U.S. EPA.   To read this post, visit our new blog.

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