An announcement was made earlier this week from the State Agriculture Director asking all Ohio farmers to be aware and alert to any threats or signs of sabotage on the nation’s food supply. There have been no signs of a suspected problem so far, however anyone involved in the livestock and agriculture industry is urged to keep a close watch more so now than ever before.
After the September 11th events more people are aware of what is going on around them. The chances that something could happen to our country’s food supply do exist, however local agriculture officials stress to the public not to live in fear, only to take action by reporting any suspected problems. Bill Huston, County Executive Director for the Muskingum/Morgan Farm Service Agency says that if any suspicious activity is detected by anyone, call a responsible agency or law enforcement office. Officials want to assure the public that the State Department of Agriculture is on full alert in case any problems should arise however there is currently no risk of widespread harm from biological or chemical attacks on our food supply.