Ohio’s New Fertilizer and Manure Application Restrictions are in Effect

Ohio’s newest legislation addressing water quality concerns became effective on July 3, 2015.  The new law, enacted by the Ohio legislature earlier this year as Senate Bill 1, affects Ohio agriculture with the following provisions.  (To read this post, go to our new blog site at aglaw.osu.edu/blog.)

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Algae Control Bill Awaits Governor’s Approval

Ohio’s Senate and House of Representatives have agreed upon a final bill intended to control algae production in Lake Erie and its western basin.  To read this post, visit our new blog site at http://aglaw.osu.edu/blog.

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Comparing Ohio’s Proposed Algae Control Legislation

Senate and House bills on algae control differ On March 10, the Ohio House of Representatives passed H.B. 61, a proposal to address Ohio’s toxic algae issues.   Last month, the Ohio Senate approved a bill on the same issue, but with several points of difference.  To read this post, visit our new blog site at aglaw.osu.edu/blog.

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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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