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Recently, the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association recognized the Turners for their commitment to improving the farm with its Environmental Stewardship Award. “I think if you’re in agriculture, conservation is what you do,” Tom Turner said.

Ohio farmers got their first shot at growing hemp in 2020, after the crop spent decades as a controlled substance. But the new crop didn’t come without strings attached, or without challenges.

This year has been a mixed bag for farmers. A global pandemic brought challenges with processing and logistics, in addition to health concerns. That same pandemic shifted focus back to local food, as larger systems struggled. It’s been a year of adapting, adjusting plans and solving problems on the fly. Some have struggled. Others have seen their businesses boom.

This June, Ohio farmers are in their first hemp planting season. Julie Doran, of Westerville, Ohio, is one of the Ohio farmers giving hemp a shot.

Tariffs on imported aluminum and steel, which President Trump imposed March 8 could have disastrous consequences, particularly for soybean farmers.