News & Events

Ohio lawmakers seek additional CAUV changes

Published Nov. 24, 2015

The bills, known as H.B. 398 and S.B. 246, call for an amendment to the capitalization rate that would provide a more accurate agriculture value by excluding appreciation and equity buildup. And both bills also seek to protect farmers who are investing in conservation practices

Ohio constitutional review panel wants to move quickly on redistricting reform f

Published Nov. 13, 2015

The goal is to present the General Assembly a proposal for congressional districts similar to one voters approved overwhelmingly Nov. 3 that amended the process in the Ohio Constitution for drawing districts for the Ohio House and Senate. The plan, on the ballot as Issue 1, was intended to bolster fairness and lessen the impact of politics.

Ohio tree farm sends Christmas firs to troops oversees

Published Nov. 13, 2015

Owner Mike Wertz first got involved with Operation Evergreen in 2002. The project sends freshly cut trees to military personnel serving overseas. The effort is part of The Ohio Christmas Tree Association. In its 20th year, it continues to spread Christmas cheer to American troops at home and abroad at various locations around the world.

NMPF manual advises farmers on antibiotic residues for milk, beef

Published Nov. 17, 2015

The Manual offers a concise review of appropriate antibiotic use in dairy animals, and can also be used as an educational tool for farm managers as they develop their best management practices necessary to avoid milk and meat residues

New farm pond recycles drainage water

Published Nov. 20, 2015

By April 1, the pond was full, ready and waiting for use by center pivots. Ninety-five percent of its water came from drain tile.