I recall sharing my concern with a professor when I was in law school: how will I ever know all the answers to legal questions? No worries, he said. You can’t know the answer to every legal question, but you do need to know how to find the answers. I think of that advice often as legal questions come across my desk.
We’ve had a steady stream of them this summer, and the questions provide a snapshot of what’s going on around the state. Here’s a sampling of questions we’ve received recently, complete with our answers—some we knew and some we had to find. Read more…
- What do you know about the $500 million to be set aside at USDA for meat processors—who will administer it and what is the timeline?
- If I enroll my land in the Wetlands Reserve Program, does the land still qualify for Current Agricultural Use Valuation tax treatment?
- Are there any special requirements for a cottage food producer for selling “gluten free” or “vegan” products?
- Are there regulations pertaining to online sales of perennial plants?
- Does a “Scenic River” designation by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources allow the agency to take my property that’s along the river?
- Do I need a license to make and sell egg noodles from the farm?
- Is raising and training dogs considered “animal husbandry” for purposes of d the agricultural exemption from township zoning authority?
- Can both landowners be assessed half the cost of removal of noxious weeds that are growing in a partition fence?
AUGUST 10, 2021, Associate Professor and Director, OSU Agricultural & Resource Law Program