Our Publications

Agricultural Nutrients and Water Quality

Agricultural Nutrients and Water Quality: Recent Litigation in the United States

State Legal Approaches to Reducing Water Quality Impacts from the Use of Agricultural Nutrients on Farmland

The Lake Erie Bill of Rights Ballot Initiative

Laws that Provide Defenses for Agricultural Production Activities


Ohio's Agritourism Law

Our Agritourism Series for the National Agricultural Law Center:

Agritourism Activities and Zoning

Agritourism and Insurance

Agritourism Immunity Laws in the United States

Farm Animals and People: Liability Issues for Agritourism

Food Sales at Agritourism Operations: Legal Issues

Recent Agritourism Litigation in the U.S.

Ten Legal Issues for Farm Stay Operators


Our series on Facing Farm Financial Stress:  An Overview of the Bankruptcy Option for the National Agricultural Law Center:

Facing Farm Financial Stress:  Assessing the Bankruptcy Option

Infographic:  Facing Farm Financial Stress

An Overview of Bankruptcy Law for Farmers

Infographic:  Overview of the Bankruptcy Process

Infographic:  Bankruptcy People and Institutions

Thriving after a Farm Bankruptcy

Infographic:  Thriving after a Farm Bankruptcy

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Crop Insurance

Preparing for a Crop Insurance Audit

Energy:  Solar, Shale, and Wind

Utility-Scale Wind and Solar Facility Siting:  Ohio's New Law (Senate Bill 52)

Decommissioning Large Wind and Solar Utilities: Ohio's New Law  (Senate Bill 52)

Farmland Owner's Guide to Solar Leasing

The Farmland Owner's Solar Leasing Checklist

Facing the Possibility of Leasing for Shale Gas Development

Income Tax Management of Oil and Gas Lease Payments

Oil and Gas Pipeline Easement Checklist

Testing Private Water Sources Near Oil and Gas Development

Farm Finance

Facing Farm Financial Stress:  Assessing the Bankruptcy Option (see under "Bankruptcy" topic above)

Our Financing the Farm Law Bulletin Series for the National Agricultural Law Center:

About the Financing the Farm Law Bulletin Series


Promissory Notes

Installment Contracts

Leasing Arrangements

Secured Transactions

Statutory Liens

Personal Guarantees

Operating Loans

Farm Leases

Creating an Enforceable Farmland Lease

What's in Your Farmland Lease? A Checklist of Farm Lease Provisions

Legal Aspects of Ohio Farmland Leases

Protecting Your Interests in a Verbal Farm Lease

Leasing Your Land for Hunting: Legal Considerations


Ohio's New Line Fence Law

Ohio's Line Fence Law: Frequently Asked Questions

Ohio's Partition Fence Law:  A Procedural Guide for Townships


Vendor's Licenses and Sales Taxes at Ohio Farmers Markets

Ohio's Cottage Food Law

Selling Foods at the Farm: When Do You Need a License?

Selling Eggs in Ohio: Marketing and Regulations

Legally Selling Your Baked Goods at a Farmers Market

Ohio's Home Bakery License: What's Required?

Sampling Home Based Food Products: Keeping Producers Responsible


Innovative State Approaches to Hemp Regulations Under the 2018 Farm Bill

Legal or Not?  Growing Industrial Hemp in Ohio


Youth Labor on the Farm:  Laws Farmers Need to Know

Noxious Weeds

Ohio's Noxious Weed Laws

Nuisance/Lawsuit Defenses for Agriculture

Laws that Provide Defenses for Agricultural Production Activities


Intentional Harm to Farm Property:  Legal Options and Strategies for Farm Owners

Ohio's Noxious Weed Laws

Legal Procedures for Dealing with Noxious Weeds in Ohio's Rural Areas

Do's and Don'ts of Dealing with Trespassers on the Farm

Ohio's Recreational User Statute:  Limiting Liability for Hunters, Snowmobilers, and More

Ponds and Legal Liability: Keeping Your Head Above Water

Surface Water Drainage Rights

Timber Theft in Ohio


Rules of the Road for Farm Machinery


The New FAA Rule for Using Drones on the Farm