Program News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  5. New Rules of the Road Law Bulletin

    Sep 12, 2017

    Our new Law Bulletin will help agricultural operators navigate Ohio's roadway laws for farm machinery.  Locate the new bulletin here.

  6. WOTUS Rule Outreach Underway

    Aug 26, 2017

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Army will hold public teleconferences this fall to hear recommendations from stakeholders on revising the definition of “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act (CWA).  The teleconference for agricultural stakeholders will take place on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 1:00--3:00 p.m. EST.   For more information and to register for the teleconference, visit here.

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    USDA Seeks Comments on Regulatory Reform

    Jul 19, 2017

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to hear from you. The agency published its “Identifying Regulatory Reform Initiatives” notice in the Federal Register on July 17 seeking “ideas from the public on how we can provide better customer service and remove unintended barriers to participation in our programs in ways that least interfere with our customers and allow us to accomplish our mission.”

  8. Ohio Noxious Weed Laws Explained

    Jul 12, 2017

    Have questions about noxious weeds?  Our new bulletin on "Ohio's Noxious Weed Laws" explains the laws that designate and manage noxious weeds in the state.  Read the bulletin here

  9. Selling Food at the Farm: When do you Need a License?

    Jun 7, 2017

    With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, many producers may be considering selling produce, meats, cottage foods and baked goods directly to consumers at the farm property.  A question we often hear from farmers thinking about these types of farm food sales is, “do I need some type of license or inspection to sell food from the farm?”  Our new Law Bulletin Selling Food at the Farm:  When Do You Need a License? helps producers answer this important question.

  10. U.S. EPA Wants Public Comments on Regulatory Reform

    Apr 27, 2017

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public input on EPA regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.  The request for comments is in response to President Trump’s Executive Order 13777, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,” which required the heads of agencies such as the EPA to evaluate existing regulations and make recommendations to repeal, replace, or modify regulations that create unnecessary burdens on the American people.