Saturday, January 28, 2023
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Policy discussions at the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's annual meeting covered farmland preservation, eminent domain and impact fees for solar. 

If the U.S. continues to develop farmland at the same rate, the country will lose another 18 million acres of farmland by 2040, according to a new report from the American Farmland Trust. Land-use planning and policies that support “smart growth" could reduce that number.

The Medina County Park District is taking over managing a historic farm property in Medina. It will be preserved as open space, as a working farm and as a place for education and history.

A Farm and Dairy reader provides information to preserve Butternut Farm, in North Eaton that has been put up for auction.

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. 

Attorneys for the Bailey family filed two lawsuits July 12 to force the Ohio Department of Agriculture to defend its land from the pipeline and to stop Columbia Gas of Ohio from moving forward with eminent domain proceedings.

Pennsylvania recently safeguarded 2,305 acres on 30 farms in 19 counties, investing more than $5.1 million through its Farmland Preservation Program. 

Ohio’s farmland preservation program needs an extra $7 million this year to help it right the ship after several years of fiscal mismanagement, according to Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda said.

The next deadline for the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service Ohio Conservation Stewardship Program applications is March 31.

The Ohio Office of Farmland Preservation is not accepting applications for its Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program this year.