Jul 14, 2016
The Ag & Food Law Consortium is sponsoring a webinar on "CWA, 404 and WOTUS: Navigating Wetlands Issues in Agriculture" on Wednesday, July 20 at noon. Attorney Sharon Mattox, who has counseled clients through the wetlands regulatory process, will address CWA regulatory methodsand navigating the CWA wetlands program and provide an update on the federal courts, including the recent Supreme Court decision in Hawkes v. Army Corps of Engineers and the WOTUS final rule. The webinar is free and does not require registration, but capacity is limited.
Apr 27, 2016
Partners in the national Ag & Food Law Consortium recently hosted the 2016 Mid-South Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference in Memphis, Tennessee. Ohio State's Peggy Hall addressed attendees on Legal Issues and Liability in Agricultural Nutrient Management.
Mar 4, 2016
Ohio Farm Bureau's Town Hall Ohio radio show this week features a discussion on property rights with Peggy Kirk Hall, OSU's director of agricultural and resource law, Robert Moore of Wright & Moore Law Co. LPA and Leah Finney, director of agricultural law information for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
Jan 26, 2016
What does it take to successfully pass on the farm business to the next generation? It takes a lot of hard work, time and communication to make a successful management transfer. The Farm Transition Team of OSU Extension is pleased to be offering a series of workshops across Ohio to help farm families plan for the transition of their business to the next generation.
Jan 14, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ever since the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in January 2011 and the act’s Produce Safety Rule was proposed two years later, fruit and vegetable growers have waited for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to finalize the regulations they will be expected to follow on the farm.
Dec 30, 2015
Ohio State University Extension will offer four Farmland Leasing Workshops throughout Ohio this upcoming February, 2016.
The three hour workshops will include topics of interest to both landowners and farm operators, such as factors affecting leasing options and rental rates, analyzing rent survey data and legal requirements and provisions for farm leases. The speakers will help attendees consider how to use data in negotiations and to apply legal information to leasing practices.
Oct 20, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Users who fly drones for fun may soon have to register their machines. A new task force announced Monday (Oct. 19) has been charged with recommending a registration process for unmanned aircraft systems used for recreational purposes.
Oct 8, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Provisions of the Affordable Care Act will again be the big issue this year for taxpayers – but instead of the focus being heavy on individual taxpayers, more interest will be on employer reporting requirements, a tax expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University said.
Oct 7, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers, farm representatives and rural landowners can learn more about the special issues with farm tax returns during a daylong tax webinar and workshop Dec. 14 hosted by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University
Jul 20, 2015
Surface applications of fertilizer and manure onto agricultural land raises concerns about water quality impacts. Recent legal responses to increasing water quality concerns include legislation, regulatory programs and litigation. In this free webinar hosted by the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium on Friday, July 24 from Noon--1 pm EST, OSU's Peggy Kirk Hall will review current legislative and regulatory approaches to managing agricultural nutrients and will discuss recent litigation and federal developments that may affect the use of agricultural nutrients. For mo