Farmers make passionate plea to save Farm Service Agency Office
There are 2 comments on the Carrollton Free Press Standard story from Feb 2, 2012, titled Farmers make passionate plea to save Farm Service Agency Office. In it, Carrollton Free Press Standard reports that:About 70 Carroll County farmers gathered in the Sr. Friendship Center at the county fairgrounds Thursday afternoon to express their reasons for keeping the county Farm Service Agency open.
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#1 Feb 3, 2012
I hope part of the passion that gets "carried" to WDC is that loosing the Office will also have a huge economic impact on the county and town. When farmers visit the office, they spend money in town which generates funds for businesses and sales tax dollars for the county. If it closes, those dollars will now be spent in Tuscarawas.
Not to mention the extra "tax" that Carroll County farmers will have to pay in gas and time going to the new office.
The Federal Government may save $20 to $30 thousand but the small farmers will be taxed at least triple that.
#2 Feb 3, 2012
This action will take us back 180 years. When Carrollton was founded in 1815 they quickly realized they were 30 miles away from major commerce centers(Canton, Alliance, Salem, Lisbon, East Liverpool, Steubenville, Cadiz, New Philadelphia and Dover. Thus they lobbied the Ohio Legislature to create a new county from the adjacent counties. That was done in 1832 and became a commerce "hub" for the region. We have an "Ag Center" since we saved OSU Extension last year. It works!! No need to change.
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