Ohio lost almost 1 million acres of farmland since 1997
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We Won't Have Farms Tomorrow if We Don't Act Today to Support Beginning Farmers

They say that pavement is the last crop.

Ohio lost almost 1 million acres of farmland since 1997 and nationally, 100 million acres of land will change hands in the next few years, putting even more land at risk for development.

The good news is that there are next generation farmers excited about entering a career in agriculture, but access to land is the biggest barrier they face. Now is the time to take action to help get new farmers on the land, so that we have a future for food and agriculture, Ohio's leading industry.

Act today! Sign this petition in support of Ohio House Bill 183, the Family Farm ReGeneration Act (FFRGA). 

This bill is an important first step in helping new farmers get access to land. It will provide a tax incentive for landowners who transition land and other agricultural assets to beginning farmers.
     
Director Pelanda

Gene DeBruin, State Senator Bob Peterson, and Kate Pierfelice met as part of a FFRGA Lobby Day

Your action makes a difference. Sign the petition now and show Ohio's lawmakers how overwhelming the support is for beginning farmers!

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
41 Croswell Rd.  | Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 421-2022 | oeffa@oeffa.org

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