Agriculture Regarded as Ohio's Strongest Industry
The article points to similar claims about the strong agriculture industry in Ohio from other notable sources. Senator 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 agribusiness. The 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.