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Ohio Farm Bureau spokesman Seth Teter said the rainy April slowed the central Ohio farming industry a bit but should cause no major problems. “People are waiting for the ground to dry out,” he said. “Once the temperature rises, the soil will dry out fast and furious. There will be plenty time to get crops planted.”
More than one in five Ohio jobs across all sectors depends upon international trade. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Ohio's agricultural exports alone reached an estimated $4.4 billion in 2013. This boosted farm prices and income, while supporting about 33,300 jobs
The value of Ohio farmland, and property tax increases on it, were discussed Thursday at the Mansfield Kiwanis Club meeting. The guest speaker was Amy Milam, Director of Legal Education for the Ohio Farm Bureau.
“I think a lot of it depends on the President and whether or not he’s able to allay some of the fears that people have with regards to trade,” Roberts said, referring to opposition from labor unions and other groups close to Democratic members of Congress.
The big operator cash rent bump is often twice the $50 to $75 margin you referenced. These players are losing millions at current commodity price levels