FAA Proposes Rule for Small Drone Operation

After much anticipation, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published proposed regulations that would govern the operation of drones used for agricultural and other activities.   To read this post, visit our new blog site at http://aglaw.osu.edu/blog. 

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Ohio Senate Passes Algae Control Legislation

Legislation intended to reduce the occurrence of harmful algae blooms in Ohio passed the Ohio Senate on February 18 after a fast track through the Senate Agriculture Committee.  To read this post, visit our new blog site at http://aglaw.osu.edu/blog.

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Leasing, Conditional Sales Agreements, and the Future of Section 179

Author: Larry R. Gearhardt, OSU Extension Field Specialist in Taxation

Generally, a taxpayer that buys business or income-producing property (not held for sale) with a useful life of more than one year cannot deduct its full cost as an expense for that year. To read this post, go to our new blog website, http://aglaw.osu.edu/blog.

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Federal Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging ODA and Ohio EPA Livestock Permitting

A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit claiming that the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is improperly issuing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for concentrated animal feeding operations without authorization by the U.S. EPA.  To read this post, go to our new blog website, http://aglaw.osu.edu/blog.

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New Legislative Session Begins with Changes to Ohio’s Agriculture Committees

House Committee Sets Out to Address Water Quality

The 131st session of the Ohio General Assembly is underway with a few changes to the structure and leadership of the committees that address agriculture.  In the House of Representatives, the previous Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee has been renamed as the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.  To read the rest of this post, visit our new blog site at http://aglaw.osu.edu/blog.

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OSU Extension to Offer Farmland Leasing Workshops in February

Ohio State University Extension will offer four Farmland Leasing Workshops throughout Ohio next month.  The three hour workshops will include topics of interest to both landowners and farm operators, such as factors affecting leasing options and rental rates, analyzing rent survey data and legal requirements and provisions for farm leases.  To read this post, visit our new website at aglaw.osu.edu/blog.

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Webinar will Help Attorneys Guide Clients through the New Farm Bill

Attorney Bill Bridgforth will present OSU’s next webinar on “The 2014 Farm Bill:  Guiding a Client through the New Law” on Friday, January 9 at 1 pm EST.  Bridgforth is a senior partner in the Arkansas law firm of Ramsay, Bridgforth, Robinson & Raley, LLP who represents agricultural producers around the United States.  He will explain the election decisions producers and landowners must make under the new Farm Bill and will provide examples of decision making impacts.

There is no registration or fee required for the webinar, which is accessible at https://carmenconnect.osu.edu.  A recording of the webinar and a listing of additional webinars is available at aglaw.osu.edu.

The Ohio Food, Agriculture & Environmental Law Webinar Series is an outreach project of OSU Extension’s Agricultural & Resource Law Program.

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