When Ohio landowners are faced with losing property rights through eminent domain, the law doesn’t make it easy for them to defend their own interests.Read More
Protecting Ohio Landowner Rights
Once land is developed, it’s gone forever. Ohio lags behind most states in protections for landowners. For example, Ohio is the only state that does not provide a protection known as inverse condemnation, a simple concept that allows landowners to challenge the taking of property without compensation. Landowners should be afforded the ability to adequately challenge the necessity of takings by eminent domain, and landowners should receive attorney’s fees when they have to take the government to court to protect their property rights.
Farm Bureau will:
• Lead efforts for additional landowner protections, including eminent domain reform and streamlined judicial procedures.
• Seek stronger requirements for local government use of private land for projects that impact agricultural land such as rails to trails projects.
• Continue to engage in ballot initiatives, judicial challenges and nuisance lawsuits so farmers can freely and responsibly operate their farms for generations to come.
The Ohio Agriculture and Rural Communities Action Plan puts Farm Bureau’s priority issues front and center, brings people together, and creates opportunities for agriculture.Read More
The cases revolve around expanded transmission line easements being sought by Ohio Power (AEP), including on land owned by county Farm Bureau members.Read More