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Friday, June 24, 2016

Belmont County Farmers Discuss How Drilling Has Affected Them

From The Intelligencer:
Belmont County farmers Lova Ebbert and Larry Cain work their fields daily, just as they did before receiving significant checks for Marcellus and Utica shale drilling on their property a few years ago.

These farmers continue growing a variety of crops south of Bethesda, including corn, hay and tomatoes. 
Ebbert also raises beef cattle, while Cain raises dairy cows. 
“Farming is our livelihood. It’s what we do,” said Ebbert, who serves as co-operator of Ebbert Farm Market in St. Clairsville. “We certainly have not changed our day-to-day lives much.” 
Betsy Anderson, organization director for the Ohio Farm Bureau, acknowledged some farmers made adjustments upon receiving significant checks for their oil and natural gas deals.
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