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State of Ohio sued over wind turbine setbacks

By Evin Bachelor, Law Fellow, Agricultural and Resource Law Program, Ohio State University Four farmers in Paulding County have joined with The Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition to sue the State of Ohio over wind turbine setbacks added to the 2014 biennial budget that some allege curtailed wind energy development in …

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Health sharing or insurance?

By Risë Labig, marketing specialist for Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net Last year at this time, my husband and I were in the process of deciding whether to continue to participate in my company’s health care plan, or change to a “health-sharing” plan. Like the majority of Americans, premiums and …

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Trade progress for U.S. agriculture with USMCA

In early December, U.S., Mexican and Canadian officials signed the United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA) after a year of intense negotiations on the trade pact. “[The] signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement continues the progress American farmers and ranchers have made since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) took …

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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awards $20,700 in ag, community grants

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation recently awarded $20,700 in grants to organizations that support and promote Ohio’s agricultural industry as well as local communities. The foundation’s Action & Awareness grants focus on four core areas: economic development, education, environment and the human-animal bond. Grant recipients are: AgriPOWER to support two scholarships …

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Putnam SWCD Farmer Meeting Dec. 4

The Putnam Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a farmer meeting on Dec. 4 highlighting water quality and the vital importance of the 4Rs in the Lake Erie Watershed. “My goal is to get every retailer in Putnam County 4R certified and get every acre soil sampled,” said Jeff …

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