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2018 Farm Bill: Top five issues for conference

By Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois, and Carl Zulauf, in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University On June 28, 2018, the Senate overwhelmingly passed its version of the 2018 farm bill with an …

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Clean Lake Plan sent to governor

In June Ohio lawmakers voted to send the “Clean Lake 2020 Plan” to Gov. John Kasich for his signature. The legislation would provide funding of up to $36 million this year for efforts to reduce harmful algal blooms, including a variety of agricultural best practices and other initiatives. For fiscal …

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Scott Pruitt resigns as EPA Administrator

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced his resignation July 5. “I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this. The Senate confirmed …

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Western bean cutworm monitoring continues in Ohio

By Amy Raudenbush, John Schoenhals, CCA, Mark Badertscher, Lee Beers, CCA, Amanda Bennett, Bruce Clevenger, CCA, Sam Custer, Tom Dehass, Mike Gastier, CCA, Jason Hartschuh, CCA, Ed Lentz, CCA, Rory Lewandowski, CCA, Cecilia Lokai-Minnich, David Marrison, Eric Richer, CCA, Garth Ruff, Jeff Stachler, Curtis Young, CCA, Chris Zoller, Andy Michel, Kelley …

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Farmers flocking to meet the demand for lamb

The high slopes of southeast Ohio and other parts of the state are suited more for grazing animals than for row crops. “You can put cattle and sheep across those areas and make it productive land,” said Roger High, executive director of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA). Many have. …

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Ohio farmland rental information

By Chris Zoller, Ohio State University Extension Educator, ANR and David Marrison, Ohio State University Extension Educator, ANR How much to charge or pay for farmland rent is a common question among landowners and farmers. Each party wants to receive or pay a “fair” rate, but questions often arise in …

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