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.
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).
Ohio Reps. Gene Krebs and Sean Logan were unable to get a comprehensive preservation bill passed last year, but they’re back with seven separate bills that comprise the basics of a new comprehensive package.
USDA’s active monitoring of flocks in Vermont since 1996 will prevent widespread contamination from TSE.
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.
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.
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.