Legal-Ease: New manure laws start June 21

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney with Schroeder Law LLC in Ottawa. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at (419) 523-5523. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

A new law will go into effect in a few months that will necessitate that most farmers monitor the weather before spreading manure. While several applications and farming operations are exempt from the ruling, farmers in northwest and west central Ohio will be under more specific requirements when it comes to spreading manure.

Our region’s manure laws will change in June to prohibit manure application on frozen ground, among other prohibitions.

The new manure law only applies to livestock producers in northwest and west central Ohio. A large part of The Lima News’ circulation area is included in the geography that will be subject to the new manure application laws.

Read Lee’s full article in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: New manure laws start June 21

Source:, Legal-Ease: New manure laws start June 21 by Lee R. Schroeder, April 11, 2015

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