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The number of very small and very large farms both dropped, while the number of farms between 50 and 500 acres grew.
Of the estimated 11.7 million people without legal residency status, about 100,000 call Ohio home — nearly double the 55,000 reported in 2000, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.
According to Dee Jepsen, a state safety leader for the Ohio State University Extension, an average of 26 Ohio farm workers lose their lives to production agriculture every year. During the past 10 years, three Ohio deaths were the result of engulfment in grain bins.
There are four primary factors affecting profitability: crop price, production costs, yield level and crop quality (as it affects price). But which of these factors does the grower have significant control over?
With the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, crop producers can choose among the three crop safety net options: (1) Price Loss Coverage (PLC) — a target price program; (2) county Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) — a county revenue program, and (3) individual ARC — an individual farm revenue program.