Carroll County landowners Robert and Bernice McClester are the first landowners to donate an agricultural easement to the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), ensuring their farm will not be converted to a non agricultural use.
If an agricultural easement is granted in perpetuity as a charitable gift, income tax and federal estate tax advantages usually accrue.
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.
Buckeye Egg Farm gave black eye to Ohio’s ag industry.
Landowners across Ohio and Pennsylvania continue to voice objections to the construction of a 370-mile natural gas pipeline that could cross northern Ohio and northcentral Pennsylvania.
President signs bill barring TMDL implementation two days after EPA publishes final rule.
Ohio’s agricultural community is watching the developments of a case in Darke County Common Pleas Court that could affect the way farmers do business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A series of public meetings across Ohio and Pennsylvania coordinated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission aired comments regarding the proposed Independence Pipeline.
The future remains uncertain for a one-quarter percent sales tax earmarked for acquisition of agricultural and conservation easements for farmland preservation in Medina County.
Independence Pipeline backers amended their original application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
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.
Look for more legislation dealing with farmland preservation issues to be introduced this session.
Groups across Ohio and Pennsylvania opposing the proposed Independence natural gas pipeline, are still urging landowners not to sign right-of-way easements.
Four new cases of E. coli O157:H7 were confirmed last week in Medina County.
Mushrooms made it possible for Tom Wiandt of Burbank to get himself back down on the farm after spending a number of years working in Wooster as an engineer.
Ellen and Doug Whitehouse, owners of Noah’s Lost Ark in Berlin Center, Ohio, began adopting unwanted or abused exotic animals about 10 years ago.