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  1. Join us for the AgrAbility Virtual State Fair in October

    Oct 25, 2021

    AgrAbility is celebrating its 30-year anniversary all during October at the Virtual State Fair. The AgrAbility Virtual State Fair highlights AgrAbility projects around the country and the ways they make agriculture accessible for people with disabilities. Come join in the celebration on Twitter and Facebook.

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    Questions about the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Model of Direct Marketing? Attend a Virtual Mini-Conference October 25, 2021

    Oct 15, 2021

    There are many options when it comes to direct marketing farm-raised products. One of those option is using the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model whereby customers buy a weekly ‘subscription’ of fresh produce, meat, eggs, etc. If you have interest in learning more about this model of direct marketing, you may consider attending the virtual mini-conference Thinking Inside the Box: Growing CSA’s Across the Tri-State Region.

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    Law adds hurdles to new solar and wind farms

    Oct 14, 2021

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Amid a surge in large-scale solar energy developments across the state, Ohioans now have more influence over what, if any, land in their communities will be used for wind or solar farms.

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    Ohio Crop Enterprise Budgets – Projected Returns for 2022

    Oct 1, 2021

    Each year, preliminary crop enterprise budgets are unveiled at the Farm Science Review which reveals our best estimates for costs and returns for the main row crops in Ohio for the upcoming year. With continued high crop prices projected for 2022 there is some optimism, however, higher costs will likely decrease profit margins to levels lower than 2021 margins.

    Production costs for Ohio field crops are forecast to be higher compared to last year with higher fertilizer, seed, chemical, fuel, machinery and repair costs leading the way.

  5. Photo of webinar presenters Peggy Hall and Mark Loux

    In the Weeds: Legal Approaches to Dealing With Noxious Weeds on Farmland

    Jul 15, 2021

    The National Agricultural Law Center's next free webinar will be held on Wednesday, July 21st at 12 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. CDT, and will provide an overview of legal approaches to dealing with noxious weeds on farmland.  

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    Ohio legislature passes solar and wind project siting and approval bill

    Jul 2, 2021

    It’s been a long and winding road to the Governor’s desk for Senate Bill 52, the controversial bill on siting and approval of large-scale wind and solar facilities in Ohio.  The bill generated opposition and concern from the outset, requiring a major overhaul early on.  A substitute bill passed the Senate on June 2 after six hearings and hundreds of witnesses testifying for and against the bill.

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    It's time to talk about noxious weeds law

    Jun 24, 2021

    Poison hemlock and Canada thistle are making unwelcome appearances across Ohio, and that raises the need to talk about Ohio’s noxious weeds law.  The law provides mechanisms for dealing with noxious weeds—those weeds that can cause harm to humans, animals, and ecosystems.

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    Summer is a good time for a youth labor checkup

    Jun 14, 2021

    School is out and youth employment is in.  As more and more youth turn to the job market during summer break, now is a good time to review the laws that apply to youth working in agricultural situations.  Here’s a quick refresher that can help you comply with youth employment laws.  For additional details and explanation, refer to our law bulletin on “Youth Labor on the Farm: Laws Farmers Need to Know.

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    When pesticide drifts: what next?

    May 13, 2021

    Pesticide drift is a risk many farmers face.  Pesticides in the wrong place can injure unintended targets such as crops, trees and other vegetation, animals, and people, and can raise questions of liability for the misapplication. What should you do if you suspect pesticide drift?  Whether you’re on the sending or the receiving side of it, here’s a summary of what could happen after an incident of pesticide drift.

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    The Ag Law Harvest

    May 3, 2021

    The final day of April is already here!  Spring feels like it has finally arrived and planting season is in motion across Ohio.  Just like farmers in the field, legislatures, government bodies, and courts across the country are hard at work adressing critical agricultral and resource law issues.  We've gathered a collection of those issues for this Ag Law Harvest. 

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