About Agriculture and Natural Resources
Our County is blessed with some 990 farmers and about 241,000 acres of productive crop land. About 75% of Union County is crop and pasture land according to Ohio Department of Development. The average size farm is about 243 acres, and Union County Farmers generate an estimated $87,511,000 in cash receipts.
County Agriculture and Natural Resources News
Why Did My CAUV Values Increase So Much?
Many rural landowners are shocked when they see their 2013 CAUV values. Depending on the soil types, some values increased 100 percent over 2010 values. As a result, questions arise about the CAUV program. Unlike fair market value appraisals, CAUV values are calculated for each soil type in Ohio (approximately 3500 soils) by a formula that is based on five factors. The landowner’s value for tax purposes is then based on the soil types found on his land. The numbers that are inserted in the formula are real numbers that reflect the average net return of agriculture in Ohio.
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State Agriculture and Natural Resources News
Find recent "Grazing School" presentations on-line here!
The "Pastures for Profit" grazing school is a comprehensive course in Management Intensive Grazing
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