Policy Brief | State Series: Consolidation and the American Family Farm – Ohio

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Consolidation and globalization in the agriculture sector have serious implications for Ohio’s family farmers, ranchers, and rural communities. Concentration of corporate power in agriculture has risen to levels not seen since the Gilded Age, allowing multinational agribusiness interests to exert growing influence over policy and programs. Corporate concentration has left little competition and fewer opportunities for the state’s next generation of farmers and ranchers, while extracting wealth out of local economies. As the economic backbone of rural communities, family farms need to be front and center for Ohio policy makers.

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