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294 acres of Ohio farmland added to Farmland Preservation Program
Thomas Doorley (Auglaize County) and Steven Iddings (Miami County) are the second and third Ohio farmers to join the Farmland Preservation Program in 2023.
Ohio lost farm land in 2022
Ohio lost nearly half a million acres of farmland last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Biggest foreign owner of US ‘ag land’ isn’t who you think
Alan Guebert breaks down who's invested in the United States' foreign-owned agricultural land and how it's used.
U.S. cropland values hit $5,050 per acre; Ohio, Pa. over $7,000
U.S. farmland values continue to climb in 2022, following major commodity crop price increases earlier this year, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report, issued Aug. 5.
New rules proposed for handshake leases
Ohio legislators are considering a bill that would establish a lease termination deadline of Sept. 1 for any agreements that don't have written provisions.
Land values face troubles ahead
Should farmers be pleased that land prices appear to have room to rise or that today’s rocketing land prices might be running out of fuel?
Reader: Eminent domain is legal, but not ethical
A reader shares the story of land seized from a farmer near the village of Lagrange, concluding eminent domain may be legal, but perhaps not ethical.
Bill and Melinda Gates’ foothold on farmland
Alan Guebert digs into the motives behind Bill and Melinda Gates' foothold on farmland as they now own 242,000 acres of farmland worth over $690 million.
The changing geography of US ag
Alan Guebert reflects on how agricultural land in the U.S., and how much land is being utilized for agriculture, has changed over the years.
Streamside forests help prevent pollution
A riparian buffer with a good mix of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants will trap and filter out much of the sediment that is being carried by runoff.