CEA Midwest Executive Director Chris Ventura discusses the importance of energy to today’s family farmer.

More than 75,000 Ohio farmers help bring food to our tables and employ countless Ohioans at their family-owned and operated farms, making agriculture Ohio’s number one industry. Yet as any farmer could explain, there are many expenses that go into running a farm and ensuring profitability in order to continue Ohio’s rich agricultural heritage. Some of the expenses farmers have to account for include taxes, farm implements, hiring and training labor, feed, seed, livestock, fertilizer, and pesticides. Additionally, a recent study by the Ohio Grange places energy costs at the top of the list of expenses farmers need to be concerned about.

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