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    Farmer’s Tax Guides – Tax Guidance for Your Farm Business

    Nov 30, 2020

    Barry Ward, Director, OSU Income Tax Schools

    Leader, Production Business Management


    Do you need a resource to answer those tough farm tax questions? If so, you can access the Farmer’s Tax Guide (IRS Publication 225) online at:

    The 2020 Farmer’s Tax Guide explains how federal tax laws apply to farming. This guide can be used as a guide for farmers to figure taxes and complete their farm tax return.

  2. Agricultural & Natural Resources Income Tax Issues Webinar

    Nov 20, 2020

    by: Barry Ward, Director, OSU Income Tax Schools &  Julie Strawser, OSU Income Tax Schools

    Tax practitioners, farmers and farmland owners are encouraged to connect to the Agricultural and Natural Resources Income Tax Issues Webinar (via Zoom) on Dec. 18 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Ohio State University Income Tax Schools and Purdue University Income Tax Schools.

  3. USDA Releases Farm Production Expense Forecast for 2020

    Nov 12, 2020

    by: Chris Zoller, Extension Educator, ANR in Tuscarawas County

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    Do you want to learn more about your 2020 farm taxes?

    Oct 12, 2020

    Are you getting the most from your tax return? Farmers and farmland owners who wish to increase their tax knowledge should consider attending this webinar that will address tax issues specific to this industry. Content focuses on important tax issues and will offer insight into new COVID related legislation.

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    Just Released: Ohio Farm Custom Rates 2020

    Oct 5, 2020

    Farming is a complex business and many Ohio farmers utilize outside assistance for specific farm-related work. This option is appealing for tasks requiring specialized equipment or technical expertise. Often, having someone else with specialized tools perform a task is more cost effective and saves time. Farm work completed by others is often referred to as “custom farm work” or more simply, “custom work”. A “custom rate” is the amount agreed upon by both parties to be paid by the custom work customer to the custom work provider.

    Ohio Farm Custom Rates

  6. Photo of a field with green soybean plants growing towards the front and mature corn in the back.

    Cropland values and cash rents for Western Ohio: survey results are in

    Sep 11, 2020

    Ohio cropland varies significantly in its production capabilities and, consequently, cropland values and cash rents vary widely throughout the state. Generally speaking, western Ohio cropland values and cash rents differ from much of eastern Ohio and parts of southern Ohio cropland values and cash rents. The primary factors affecting these values and rates are land productivity and potential crop return, and the variability of those crop returns.

  7. Photo of mature green hemp plants in a field

    Hemp Report Comparing States Released

    Sep 1, 2020

    Our newest report for the National Agricultural Law Center examines the different approaches states are taking to regulate hemp under the 2018 Farm Bill.  Innovative State Approaches to Hemp Regulations under the 2018 Farm Bill is available here

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    ODA Warns Not to Plant Unsolicited Seeds

    Jul 27, 2020

    The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has been notified that several Ohio residents have received unsolicited packages containing seeds that appear to have originated from China. The types of seeds in the packages are currently unknown. The packages were sent by mail and may have Chinese writing on them. Unsolicited packages of seeds have been received by people in several other states across the United States over the last several days.

  9. Photo of a field of green soy beans being sprayed by a large tractor/sprayer

    Dicamba battles continue: court allows dicamba use

    Jun 22, 2020

    Written by Peggy Kirk Hall, Associate Professor, Agricultural & Resource Law

    There was a great deal of action last Friday in the case that vacated the registrations of XtendiMax, Engenia and FeXapan dicamba-based products.  Despite a barrage of court filings on Friday, however, nothing has changed the current legal status of the dicamba products in Ohio, and Ohio growers may use existing stocks of the products now but must end use by June 30, 2020

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    CFAP Program for Beef Producers

    Jun 12, 2020

    By David Marrison, Agricultural & Natural Resources Educator, Coshocton County

    Since the beginning of January, market prices for major commodities have fallen sharply since COVID-19 reached the United States.  There have been many efforts through federal and state legislation to offset the impact of COVID-19.