News & Events

Landowners sue Ohio over CAUV calculation

Published Jul. 6, 2015

Attorneys for the case are hoping to get it certified as a class action, to include more than 100,000 property owners who were taxed over the last 10 years.

Four accused of aiding slave-labor ring on Ohio egg farms

Published Jul. 6, 2015

A federal indictment unsealed today accuses four people of running or aiding a slave-labor ring that smuggled Guatemalan teenagers as young as 14 into the United States, forcing them to live in horrible conditions and taking the money they made working at central Ohio egg farms. Trillium has not been charged...

Cuba’s Food Potential

Published Jul. 6, 2015

The United States has lost market share in recent years, selling only $286 million in agricultural exports to the Cuban government in 2014.

Recent rains keep farmers on sidelines

Published Jul. 2, 2015

“Sunshine and dry weather would be appreciated statewide,” reads the last sentence of Monday’s Ohio Crop Weather Report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Great Lakes Region.

Ohio Supreme Court: Which Dormant Mineral Act applies?

Published Jul. 2, 2015

The Dormant Mineral Act governs the ownership rights of minerals that have been severed from the surface lands. It establishes conditions and procedures by which the ownership of mineral rights are preserved with the mineral holder or abandoned to the owner of the surface lands.

695K signatures delivered for Ohio pot farm proposal

Published Jul. 2, 2015

The proposal would create 10 pot farms across Ohio for commercial marijuana production and allow individuals older than 21 to grow the crop for personal use

Meat and dairy to eclipse biofuel in agriculture demand - FAO/OECD

Published Jul. 2, 2015

Changing diets in emerging countries will boost global demand for meat and dairy products in the next 10 years, shifting grain supply towards livestock feed as use of crop-based biofuel is curbed by lower oil prices, the FAO and OECD said.

The Morrill Act: 153 Years of Innovations for American Agriculture

Published Jul. 2, 2015

Land-grant universities are leading the way to ensure the growing population has access to nutritious food in the context of changing climate and the extreme weather events, diminishing land and water resources, and the need for ensuring positive health outcomes, while helping create jobs and promoting family and community well being.

Farm Waste and Animal Fats Will Help Power a United Jet

Published Jul. 2, 2015

For years, biofuels have been seen as an important part of the solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And airlines, with their concentration around airports and use of the same kind of fuel, have been seen as a promising customer in a biofuels industry that has struggled to gain traction.

FSA planting dates

Published Jul. 2, 2015

Producers are reminded of the annual acreage reporting requirements that must be met prior to receiving program benefits.