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Mercer County Ag community impacted by the tornado

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Farms in rural Mercer County that were in the path of the tornado suffered a lot of damage, with debris littering fields and buildings. Farms in rural Mercer County that were in the path of the tornado suffered a lot of damage, with debris littering fields and buildings.
Those with the county say that it will be quite some time before things get back to normal with agriculture in Mercer County. Those with the county say that it will be quite some time before things get back to normal with agriculture in Mercer County.

While quite a few businesses were impacted by the storm, the agriculture side of Mercer County also took a hit over the weekend.

Farms in rural Mercer County that were in the path of the tornado suffered a lot of damage, with debris littering fields and buildings.  From family farms to dairy, turkey, and hog farms, the tornado left a big mark on the agricultural community, and that means that the economy of Mercer County will be impacted as well.

"Mercer County is the number one agricultural county in the State of Ohio, we rely heavily on that for an aspect of our economy, so if anyone gets hurt, we also get hurt as a result, so we're hopeful that those that were affected by the tornado can recover from it," said Jared Ebbing, Economic Development for Director Mercer County.

Those with the county say that it will be quite some time before things get back to normal with agriculture in Mercer County.

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