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The Athens-based Appalachian Center for Economic Networks has been selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as one of 10 rural enterprise agencies to receive a grant to support job growth and business development in rural communities.
Reflecting the nationâ€™s increased appetite for locally grown food, the number of farmers markets in Ohio has tripled during the last 10 years, with Ohioâ€™s more than 300 markets ranking behind only California, New York and Michigan, according to a report released this month.
OTTAWA â€” Jim Hoorman, assistant professor with Ohio State University Extension and Putnam County Extension educator, is working with farmers in China on improving their water, land and air.
Farmers already seeing corn and soybeans prices plummet as the markets expect bountiful harvests. There are some potential safety nets that might help protect them financially, two Purdue University agricultural economists said.
An increasing number of customers is turning to Community Supported Agriculture programs, in which customers can subscribe to a local farm for fresh produce from a familiar face.