Program News

  1. Produce Safety Rule to Change the Way Fresh Fruit, Vegetables Are Grown and Handled

    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.

  2. Farmland Leasing Workshops Offered Throughout Ohio

    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.

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    Federal Task Force to Develop Registry for Recreational Drone Use

    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.

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    Ohio State Experts: Tax Schools Offered Statewide November, December and January

    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.

  5. Dec. 14 Agriculture and Natural Resources Tax Webinar and Workshop Focuses on New Tax Rules

    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

  6. Webinar will Review State and Federal Approaches to Agricultural Nutrient Management

    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

  7. Drone use in Agriculture Webinar

    Jun 26, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Until the Federal Aviation Administration finalizes rules for the use of unmanned aircraft systems, farmers, ranchers and others engaged in agriculture can learn about the current and future status of the use of drones in agriculture during an upcoming webinar, said an agricultural law expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

  8. Hall Addresses 2015 State Food Policy Summit

    Jun 9, 2015

    OSU's Peggy Hall presented Engaging in the Food System--Challenges for Local Food Producers at the State Food Policy Summit hosted by OSU's John Glenn College of Public Affairs on June 4, 2015.   Hall discussed two food policy issues that impact food producers:  food safety regulations and local land use regulations.  The Summit is an annual event that joins food policy interests from across Ohio together to foster awareness of food policy activities and possibilities at the state level.  For more on the Summit, visit http://glenn

  9. Ohio State Webinar Will Explain Ag Zoning, Building Codes, Regulation Issues

    May 6, 2015

    Whether they’re building a barn or adding agritourism to the family farm operations, landowners often have questions on what is subject to regulation, said an agricultural law expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

  10. Webinar Focuses on Funding Long-Term Care for Farm Families

    Apr 8, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The rising costs of nursing home care may impact farm families harder than others due to farm assets that may limit or prevent a family member from qualifying for Medicaid, according to by an agricultural law expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

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