Program News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.”

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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    Farm Science Review 2017 Set for Sept. 19-21

    Apr 24, 2017

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Farm Science Review, one of the nation’s premier agricultural trade and education shows, will be held at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio, September 19-21.

  8. OSU Partners on Ag & Food Law Legal Education Conference

    Mar 14, 2017

    We invite attorneys to join us in Memphis, TN for a continuing legal education conference addressing issues for agricultural law practitioners.  For an agenda and registration information, visit this link.

  9. Conference will Review Strategies and Issues for Ohio Agritourism Operators

    Mar 10, 2017

    Ohio State University Extension and Wright & Moore Law Co. LPA will offer a daylong conference for agritourism operators on April 5, 2017 in Waldo, Ohio. Topics include issues related to agritourism in Ohio such as liability management, financial analysis, planning an agritourism activity, marketing, hiring laws, making school tours easier, and zoning. Speakers include OSU Extension professionals, attorneys, a farm business consultant, and a land use consultant. Join us for a day of education and idea sharing.


  10. Agritourism Law Bulletin Available

    Feb 28, 2017

    Our Law Bulletin on Agritourism explains the liability, zoning and property tax components of Ohio's new Agritourism Law.  The bulletin is available for download or printing here.