On the heels of planting season, the Ohio Corn Growers Association (OCGA) hosted an education and awareness event about the economic significance of the corn industry for agricultural committee members of the Ohio Statehouse.
“We addressed real issues at a real farm,” said Tadd Nicholson, OCGA director of government and industry affairs.
On June 16, OCGA welcomed Senate Chair Kirk Schuring-R, 29th District; Senate member Karen Gillmor-R, 26th District; House Chair Rep. John Domenick-D, 95th District; House Ranking Minority Member Rep. James Zehringer-R, 77th District and several legislative aides to Delaware County corn farmer John Davis’ family farm.
Several issues such as technology, sustainability, corn-ethanol development and agricultural assistance were discussed. Corn supply was also addressed.
“There’s no truth to the food versus fuel debate,” said OCGA Executive Director Dwayne Siekman. “Corn farmers are producing an abundance of corn, using less land to meet national and international food, feed and fuel demand.”
Corn Production in Ohio
- Supports an estimated nearly 34,000 jobs
- Generates $358,045,696 in labor income
- Contributes $1,457,184,768 to GDP (value-added)
- Generates $2.1 billion in crop value
“Corn directly impacts Ohio,” said Nicholson.… Continue reading