Sen. Sherrod Brown: Ohio uniquely situated to benefit from ‘Grow it Here, Make it Here’ bill


Daily Sentinel — A Tuesday evening conference call organized by the office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown provided the opportunity for the five Ohio counties facing closure of their respective Farm Service Agency offices to discuss ideas on the topic.

An announcement was made in early January that five county FSA offices in Ohio would close. According to the proposal, the Meigs County office would combine with the Gallia/Lawrence office located in Gallipolis.

Cleveland Scene — But since Cleveland is somewhat less known for its big-time agiculture industry than, say, its scaring-off-smart-people industry, some of have asked why we’ve earned the group’s attention.

The key reason appears to be Avon Senator Sherrod Brown, who has been receptive to the group’s issues before. For one thing, he showed his openness to grassroots-level farm and food issues last summer when he convened a roundtable at Community Greenhouse Partners at East 67th and Superior.

Wooster Daily Record –  Here in Ohio, agriculture isn’t just a business — it’s a way of life. More than one out of every seven jobs in Ohio is tied to the agricultural sector. Ohio farmers put food on our tables, grow feed for animals, and fill the tanks of vehicles across the nation. Simply put, our nation’s prosperity, economic competitiveness, and energy independence depend on the strength of Ohio’s agricultural sector.