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Agriculture Regarded as Ohio's Strongest Industry

chris sandler 12/17/2012 @ 11:00pm Just a guy who lives in Maine, has friends, has family, and has a good time.

Ohio Governor John Kasich labeled agriculture as “Ohio’s strongest industry” while he addressed the 2012 meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation on Nov29, 2012This is according to a PolitiFact Ohio article that cites Ohio Capital Blog coverage of the Farm Bureau meeting. 

The article points to similar claims about the strong agriculture industry in Ohio from other notable sourcesSenator Sherrod Brown called agriculture “the state’s number one industry,” the state Department of Agriculture says it’s “Ohio’s number one industry,” and the Farm Bureau calls it “Ohio’s top industry.” 

The article cites information from The Ohio State University’s OHFOOD study, which is noted as the most comprehensive study available for Ohio agribusinessThe latest results show data from 2010, which shows the total food and agriculture cluster contributed 11.7 percent or $105 billion of Ohio’s total economic output of $898.7 billion

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