Ohio Department of Agriculture

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10:58 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Agriculture Department Begins Spraying For Gypsy Moths

Damage done by gypsy moth caterpillars
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Some Central Ohio residents were scared by low flying planes this morning.

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7:57 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Ohio Mulch Company Offers Rebates For Underweight Bags

Ohio Mulch

Ohio's Agriculture Department has stopped sales of 1.5 cubic-foot bags of mulch produced before April 6 by a Columbus mulch company, after random testing found the bags weren't full.

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12:33 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Ohio Beekeepers Lost Colonies Over The Winter

Credit Beneficialbugs.org

State agriculture officials say beekeepers lost 50 to 80 percent of their honeybees over the winter, threatening the farming industry.

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12:49 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Ash Borer Population Hurt By Cold Weather

State officials say the recent cold snap may have helped reduce the population of the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle.

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9:30 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Black Walnut Quarentine Called For Southwest Ohio County

State agriculture officials are trying to keep a deadly walnut-tree disease from spreading from a southwestern Ohio county.

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8:25 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

State Simulates Grain Bin Rescues

Emergency crews need to be ready for all types of situations… and that requires thorough training.

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7:17 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Funding approved for exotic animal facility

A state panel has approved spending up to $3.5 million for a facility that could temporarily hold dozens of exotic animals confiscated under a new Ohio law. 

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7:30 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

State proposes zoo for confiscated animals

The state wants to build a zoo like facility that would temporarily house the exotic animals that will be confiscated under a new state law that is about to take affect. In an interview with Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles, Erika Pitchford of the Ohio Department of Agriculture explains why the state is looking at this option.

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