An official of the Ohio Department of Agriculture recommends that the Buckeye Egg Megafarms should close because they create too much pollution and other problems. The recommendation does not mean that farms will automatically shut down. Agriculture Director Fred Dailey will decide weather to close the farms after Buckeye Egg responds to the official’s report. The report came from Hearing Officer Alan Lapp, who conducted an investigation of the Megafarms last year; Dailey had announced the department’s intention to revoke the Farms’ permits. Buckeye Egg produces more than 15 million hens that produce billions of eggs each year. Neighbors and environmentalists have complained about foul odors, fly infestations, and pollution from manure runoff.