Last year Wood County was number one in the production of wheat and soybeans and number two in the production of corn. Out of 88 counties in Ohio, these statistics firmly tell the story of how important agriculture is to our Wood County economy.
Every egg served in every Bob Evans restaurant in America comes from Wood County. We are also home to the largest hamburger patty producer in the World. Keystone Foods in North Baltimore, with over 300 employees, process over 1 million pounds of hamburger a day resulting in 5-7 million hamburger patties. Keystone supplies 1/3 of McDonald's restaurants their patties for hamburgers, cheeseburgers and Big Mac's. Wood County is helping to feed America and we should be proud of our Agricultural heritage and the jobs agriculture brings to our citizens. I look forward to promoting agri-business in the Legislature and supporting programs like the ag-linked deposit program to provide working capital for farmers; and encouraging new and innovative farming practices to enhance productivity while safeguarding our environment.