One problem we consistently hear about from Farm Bureau members is trespassing. Unfortunately, the amount of land that farmers have can often times be enticing to those who want to hike, ride ATVs, or just cause trouble. Members also are often concerned about what their liability is in certain situations, if visitors to their property get hurt. Here are five things to know about Ohio’s trespassing and landowner liability laws.
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What does the law say about your land projects that impact someone else’s drainage, or about when theirs affects you? OFBF Director of Ag Law Leah Curtis and Joe Cornely discuss reasonable use standards, petition ditch law and other drainage topics.
Scott Haerr of Clark County says he was blindsided when inspectors from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration showed up at his family’s grain farm late last year.
Many of Ohio’s local communities have instituted zoning as a way to orderly plan the various uses of land. However, important statutory protections limit the reach of local zoning to agricultural land in certain circumstances. Here are a few things to know about zoning and land use.
Some rural landowners may be surprised when discovering their latest CAUV (Current Agricultural Use Valuation) values have increased some several hundred percent over the last three years.
Dr. Larry Antosch summarizes SB 150, regarding nutrient management that has been introduced at the Ohio Statehouse.
Does Issue 2 fit in Ohio's Constitution?
Simply put, the answer is "Yes."
There a number of reasons why Ohioans should vote “Yes” for Issue 2. It ensures safe, quality, locally grown food, strong family farms and excellent care for animals.
In the July/August edition of Our Ohio magazine, we asked consumers to give us their thoughts on new Food and Drug Administration produce rules intended to improve safety. In the end, more than 150 people filled out our survey and many submitted additional comments describing their concerns.
Members of the agriculture community are using social media as a rapid and influential way to connect and share information with both those within and outside of traditional agricultural circles.
More Ohio farmers finding social media fruitful in engaging a non-farming public.
Ohio Farm Bureau Senior Director of Corporate Communications Joe Cornely discusses how Ohio Farm Bureau isn't something but a bunch of somebodies using a local news story of a Hocking County Farm Bureau policy meeting as an example.
At a time when all the world’s information can fit in your pocket, the rules for remaining relevant to your customers are quickly changing. Whether you’re using social media to agvocate or to try to do business, how do you rise above the noise?
After studying State Issue 1, which will appear on the May ballot, Ohio Farm Bureau’s board of trustees is encouraging a “Yes” vote. Here’s some background on the issue so you can make an informed decision.
If you think it’s always clear who owns the mineral rights to a piece of land, you might want to think again. With the explosion in oil and natural gas drilling, some of those mineral rights could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to the owner.
Senate Bill 310, also known as the wild and dangerous animals bill, has moved to the Ohio House after being approved by a vote of 30-1 in the Ohio Senate April 25.
Show how you are connected to Ohio agriculture in a short video for a chance at $500 or $1,000. Contest submissions accepted Sept. 30 – Oct. 14
When heavy snow meets fierce winds even the best-engineered buildings can collapse. That’s why it’s important to be adequately insured for this type of peril.
Anticipation that has gripped Ohio’s farm community for months recently culminated in a conference room when a dairy farmer took the microphone, stood up among 600 of his peers and declared, “We are going to win this. We are going to win.”
Town Hall Ohio, the award-winning public affairs radio program produced by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), has been added to the programming lineup of WNCO-AM in Ashland.
Livestock care issues have been receiving a lot of attention in Ohio recently. But OFBF has continued to represent its members on a host of other issues.
The Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) is changing the way it bills for workers’ compensation coverage to better serve Ohio employers.
Remarks from OFBF Executive Vice President Jack Fisher at the 94th annual meeting
If you’ve never attended a county annual meeting, it’s a perfect opportunity to see Farm Bureau in action, to connect with others who believe in the way of life agriculture provides and to give your input on how Farm Bureau can find common ground that benefits you and your community.
With 125 yards of fleece and more than 7,000 knots, the Wyandot Wranglers Farm Bureau Youth has put Warmth Where Needed in Wyandot County. Members of the group made 25 fleece blankets that were donated to the county sheriff's department to be given to children and adults who could use the warmth and comfort of a blanket.