Environmental quality has improved, but it still has some ways to go to meet the EPA standards that have been set.
The campaign for a purchase of development rights (PDR) program was defeated on Super Tuesday in Medina County.
While questions remain about the seven-bill farmland preservation package to be introduced by state Reps. Gene Krebs and Sean Logan, Ohio agriculture organizations are generally supportive.
Farmers may have to rely on company inspectors to monitor the construction and cleanup process if the proposed Independence Pipeline is approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
At the close of 1998, John and Wendy Cooper made the toughest decision of their young lives: to sell their top-producing dairy herd, replacement animals, farm equipment, tractors and even the forage and feed inventory.
USDA’s active monitoring of flocks in Vermont since 1996 will prevent widespread contamination from TSE.
Low-impact logging technology has made its way into Ohio and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources wants it to become the way of the future for Ohio woodland owners.
Partners of the Independence Pipeline Company say they’ve met the market condition stipulations placed on the pipeline project by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
For the first time in 38 years, the USDA is using a little-known authority to make cash payments directly to producers, but most would prefer loan guarantees.
The joint USDA-EPA “Unified National Strategy for Animal Feeding Operations” was unveiled last week, but skeptics doubt the USDA has the funds or the manpower to make it work.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has found that neither Independence Pipeline Company nor ANR Pipeline Company has adequately proven there is market demand for the gas to be shipped along the proposed Independence Pipeline.
Buckeye Egg Farm gave black eye to Ohio’s ag industry.
Nineteen Ohio counties, most of which are near Ohio’s major cities or in the Appalachian region, grew an estimated 10 percent or more between 1990 and 1998.
New Ohio law creates the ability for local or state agencies to acquire agricultural easements for the purpose of protecting productive farmland from conversion to nonagricultural use.
Ohio’s greatest population growth is occurring in Brown, Clermont and Warren near Cincinnati; Delaware, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway and Madison near Columbus; and Medina, Portage, Geauga and Ashtabula near Cleveland.
A series of public meetings across Ohio and Pennsylvania coordinated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission aired comments regarding the proposed Independence Pipeline.
The Voluntary Farmland Protection Act would permit farmers to donate or sell a “protective easement” for fair market value and still retain private ownership of the land for farming or business directly related to marketing farm products.
Independence Pipeline backers amended their original application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Just in case Buckeye Egg has hatched any plans to abandon its mega egg production facilities in Ohio, the Ohio attorney general’s office has asked the local court to seize the Ohio assets of both the company and its principal owner.
If an agricultural easement is granted in perpetuity as a charitable gift, income tax and federal estate tax advantages usually accrue.