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Ohio ranks 6th for new farms

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Ohio 6th for new farms

Ohio has always been known as a key agricultural state, and the latest census backs this up.

Our state ranks sixth nationally for the number of new and beginning farmers. That’s roughly 33,000 people answering the call to a challenging industry. The census was conducted by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association.

Ohio also ranks sixth for the number of certified organic farms and second for the number of acres being transitioned to organic production. The state increased its farmland by nearly 4,700 acres and is now home to 77,000 farms – the highest number since 1997.

Jim DiFrangia, Stevens Strategic Communications

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