Friday, October 22, 2021

The campaign for a purchase of development rights (PDR) program was defeated on Super Tuesday in Medina County.

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.