Program News

  1. Understanding and Negotiating Dairy Supply Contracts

    Dec 21, 2017

    Dairy supply contracts have come a long way from the days of simple supply agreements and are perhaps the most important contracts a dairy farmer will sign.  Join attorney Todd Janzen, general counsel for Indiana Dairy Producers, for an examination of dairy supply contracts and tips on negotiating with milk purchasers.   The free webinar sponsored by the Ag & Food Law Consortium takes place on January 16 at Noon EST.  A recording of the webinar will also be available.  Visit this page for more information.

  2. Ohio Supreme Court Decides CAUV Valuation Challenge

    Dec 7, 2017

    The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled in favor of landowners on a case challenging a landowner's right to appeal CAUV values when they are determined by the tax commissioner.  Read more here.

  3. Requirement to report Livestock Air Emissions Delayed by Court

    Nov 17, 2017

    SECOND UPDATE:   Reporting requirement reversed.  The U.S. Court of Appeals issued a judgment on May 2, 2018 that vacates the earlier holding that would require the reporting of air emissions from animal waste and Congress enacted an exemption from such reporting with the passage of the  Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act on March 23, 2018.

  4. New Law Bulletin: Continuous Release Reporting of Air Emissions for Livestock Farms

    Nov 15, 2017

    A new rule requiring livestock farms to report air emissions that exceed a reportable amount under CERCLA has been delayed by the court until January 22, 2018.  Our new law bulletin helps livestock farms determine whether they are subject to the new requirements and if so, how to complete the CERCLA "continuous release" reporting process with the EPA.  The bulletin is available here.

  5. Ag & Food Law Consortium Offers Webinar on Estate Planning Basics

    Nov 13, 2017

    What can farm owners and operators do to prepare for the estate planning process?  A free webinar on November 15 at noon EST will cover steps to take before meeting with an attorney for estate planning, such as setting goals and compiling necessary information.  The webinar will also explain commonly used tools such as wills, trusts, living wills and retirement accounts.  Attorney Rusty Rumley of the National Agricultural Law Center will present the webinar.  For more information, visit this link.

  6. OSU Law Student Takes First at American Agricultural Law Association Student Poster Competition

    Nov 1, 2017

    OSU's Evin Bachelor won the American Agricultural Law Association's Student Poster Competition at AALA's annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky last week.  Evin's project on "Ohio:  The Midwestern Ag Mediation Holdout" discussed the potential for Ohio to become one of the last midwestern states to engage in USDA's Agricultural Mediation Program.  Evin is a third year law student at OSU's Moritz College of Law and was able to attend the conference with the generous support of the Paul L. Wright Endowment in Agricultural Law at OSU.

  7. Ohio Law Students Win American Agricultural Law Association Student Quiz Bowl

    Nov 1, 2017

    The American Agricultural Law Association held its national conference last week in Louisville, Kentucky, and Ohio law students Evin Bachelor from OSU Moritz College of Law and Devon Alexander from Capital University Law School took top honors in the Student Quiz Bowl competition. The Quiz Bowl requires law students to correctly answer questions about law, agriculture and agricultural law.  Evin and Devon joined forces with U. of Houston law student Sara Luther to claim Ohio's first Quiz Bowl victory! The students were able to attend the conference with the generous support of the Paul L.

  8. What will Dicamba Changes Mean for Farmers?

    Oct 25, 2017

    Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont to change dicamba registration and labeling beginning with the 2018 growing season. EPA reports that the agreement was a voluntary measure taken by the manufacturers to minimize the potential of dicamba drift from “over the top” applications on genetically engineered soybeans and cotton, a recurring problem that has led to a host of regulatory and litigation issues across the Midwest and South.

  9. Ag & Food Law Consortium Offers Webinar on Legal Issues with Agricultural Pesticide Use

    Oct 24, 2017

    Pesticide use and subsequent damage to neighboring crops is an ongoing problem for producers across the country this year.  Learn more about the legal issues surrounding recent pesticide problems in a free webinar presented by the Agriculture and Food Law Consortium on Wednesday, November 1, at 12 noon (ET).  “From Farm Fields to the Courthouse: Legal Issues Surrounding Pesticide Use" with attorneys Rusty Rumley and Tiffany Dowell Lashmet will address regulatory issues and neighbor versus neighbor complaints, state bans on application of certain products, legal issues surrounding the regula

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    Workshop Designed to Teach Women Landowners Negotiation Skills

    Oct 6, 2017

    COSHOCTON, Ohio – Women landowners and tenants can learn the art of negotiation, drawing up lease contracts and other facets of land-lease agreements during a workshop offered by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

    The Ladies on the Land workshop is Oct. 20 from noon to 4:30 p.m. and will be held simultaneously in two locations: at the Frontier Power Community Room, 770 South 2nd St. in Coshocton; and at the Putnam County Extension Office, 1206 East 2nd St., in Ottawa.