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Old 10-29-2015, 04:27 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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States ranked by percentage of farmland

56% - Ohio
42% - Delaware
33% - Maryland

27% - Pennsylvania
25% - New York
21% - Vermont
17% - New Jersey
12% - Connecticut
10% - Massachusetts
9% - Rhode Island
8% - New Hampshire
7% - Maine



Ohio is the only state on this list with more than half of its land being farmed, and the only other states on the list that are even in the same galaxy as Ohio are debatable as Northeastern states themselves. Otherwise, Ohio has anywhere from twice to eight times as much of its land farmed as any of the states that are indubitably Northeastern.

 
Old 10-29-2015, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Another relevant question in this debate is which big city we look up to more. Most Midwestern cities look up to Chicago. Clevelanders look up more to New York, even though it's slightly further. Most of my friends from high school went East for college, not west. Most Clevelanders take a trip to New York some time during their high school years, not so frequently Chicago.
Yeah and people in San Diego party in Tijuana all the time. That doesn't make SD a Mexican city.
 
Old 10-29-2015, 09:23 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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There are two of West Virginia now?
Sorry, I mean Tennessee. Virginia is next to 4 Southern states - West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina and a possible fifth one, Maryland. Not going to get into the Maryland argument.
 
Old 10-29-2015, 09:38 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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States ranked by percentage of farmland

56% - Ohio
42% - Delaware
33% - Maryland

27% - Pennsylvania
25% - New York
21% - Vermont
17% - New Jersey
12% - Connecticut
10% - Massachusetts
9% - Rhode Island
8% - New Hampshire
7% - Maine



Ohio is the only state on this list with more than half of its land being farmed, and the only other states on the list that are even in the same galaxy as Ohio are debatable as Northeastern states themselves. Otherwise, Ohio has anywhere from twice to eight times as much of its land farmed as any of the states that are indubitably Northeastern.
Interesting, here is the entire NORTH (Midwest + Northeast). Ohio is bolded.

93% Nebraska
90% South Dakota
90% Kansas
89% North Dakota
89% Iowa
77% Illinois
68% Missouri
65% Indiana
56% Ohio
54% Minnesota
45% Wisconsin
42% Delaware
33% Maryland
28% Michigan
27% - Pennsylvania
25% - New York
21% - Vermont
17% - New Jersey
12% - Connecticut
10% - Massachusetts
9% - Rhode Island
8% - New Hampshire
7% - Maine
 
Old 10-29-2015, 10:01 PM
 
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I don't think its really up for debate. Ohio is in the midwest and there is nothing wrong with that. I've lived in Ohio and every single person there considers it Midwestern. I've lived in the Northeast, everyone there considers Ohio Midwestern.
 
Old 10-29-2015, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I don't think its really up for debate. Ohio is in the midwest and there is nothing wrong with that. I've lived in Ohio and every single person there considers it Midwestern. I've lived in the Northeast, everyone there considers Ohio Midwestern.
Not every single person, no. You can't speak for everybody.

I'm not arguing your point but come on, be realistic here.
 
Old 10-30-2015, 12:02 AM
 
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Interesting, here is the entire NORTH (Midwest + Northeast). Ohio is bolded.

93% Nebraska
90% South Dakota
90% Kansas
89% North Dakota
89% Iowa
77% Illinois
68% Missouri
65% Indiana
56% Ohio
54% Minnesota
45% Wisconsin
42% Delaware
33% Maryland
28% Michigan
27% - Pennsylvania
25% - New York
21% - Vermont
17% - New Jersey
12% - Connecticut
10% - Massachusetts
9% - Rhode Island
8% - New Hampshire
7% - Maine
I'm not exactly sure what you're getting at, but that expanded list illustrates one of the main differences between the Northeast and the Midwest: the rural Midwest is much more heavily farmed than the rural Northeast. None of the Northeastern states are more than half farmland, and the only Midwestern states that are less than half farmland are Wisconsin and Michigan, which are heavily forested across their northern tiers.
 
Old 10-30-2015, 02:50 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I'm not exactly sure what you're getting at, but that expanded list illustrates one of the main differences between the Northeast and the Midwest: the rural Midwest is much more heavily farmed than the rural Northeast. None of the Northeastern states are more than half farmland, and the only Midwestern states that are less than half farmland are Wisconsin and Michigan, which are heavily forested across their northern tiers.
Mostly because, as you know, most of the northeast is too hilly/mountainous to farm. Then there's Rhode Island and Connecticut which are urbanized heavily.

Though I am surprised that PA is slightly more farmed than NY.
 
Old 10-30-2015, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Mostly because, as you know, most of the northeast is too hilly/mountainous to farm. Then there's Rhode Island and Connecticut which are urbanized heavily.

Though I am surprised that PA is slightly more farmed than NY.
I don't know why that's surprising. I think most people would be more surprised to see how much New York state is farmed-moreso than nearly any other NE state.

Also, New Jersey moreso than MA, CT, NH, ME.
 
Old 10-30-2015, 06:21 AM
 
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I don't know why that's surprising. I think most people would be more surprised to see how much New York state is farmed-moreso than nearly any other NE state.
Not here at C-D! No way, I have been on this site for about 5 or 6 years and all I have seen for years is "Outside of NYC NYS is ALL farmland" or at the very least "50 percent". I think this is great actually Just proves the know it alls on this site do speak out of their a$$es a lot
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