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The Ag Law Harvest

Happy Fall Y’all! We are back with another monthly edition of The Ag Law Harvest. This month’s edition brings you an Ohio Supreme Court case that clarifies a party’s obligations under express indemnification provisions in a contract, an Ohio woman’s fight against a local zoning ordinance that sought to remove her pet ducks, and agricultural labor updates. 

Combine in the field ready to harvest.

How well do you know your farm insurance policy?

We know farms are subject to more risks than ever before and we know the important role insurance plays in protecting our farm assets. But how many of us actually read and understand our farm insurance policies? The failure to read a policy is probably not due to apathy but is more likely due to the complex nature of an insurance policy. Reading and understanding an insurance policy is difficult for anyone other than those in the insurance industry. But it's a critical necessity for farm risk management.

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Join us for Farm Office Live from Farm Science Review!

Here we are at the onset of Fall!  With it comes OSU's annual Farm Science Review show and the kick off of our Farm Office Live season.  We'll return to our monthly Farm Office Live webinars with a live broadcast from the Firebaugh Building at Farm Science Review this Thursday, September 21 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Our season will continue from 10--11:30 a.m. on these dates:

Farm Office staff members talking to people at Farm Science Review

New law bulletins focus on business entities for farm businesses

What type of business entity is your farm?  A common answer to that question is unfortunately the wrong answer:  "I don't have a business entity for my farm."  That's not a correct answer because every farm engaged in the business of farming is a business entity in the eyes of the law.  Our new law bulletin series on "Structuring Your Farm Business" explains the different types of business entities available to farm businesses.  The series also addresses tax and liability charac

Front page of a law bulletin on business entities

Ohio Supreme Court dismisses Kingwood Solar appeal

The road to building a 175 MW 1,200 acre solar development project in Greene County just became a bit longer for Vesper Energy, the company behind the project.  On September 6, the Ohio Supreme Court dismissed the company’s appeal of a ruling by the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) that denied a certificate of approval for the project.  The Supreme Court dismissed the case for “lack of jurisdiction.”

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