Stories tagged with: Ohio Department of Agriculture

June 12, 2015 - 3:21pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

The sound of a nearby bee usually gets people swatting around and jumping for cover. 

But many bees want nothing but to get to the fruits or flowers in your garden. According to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, honey bees spur growth of over 70 types of crops. However, beekeepers around the state are reporting dwindling colonies. 

"It really is of concern," said OSU extension educator, Mark Mechling. "It's really one of those things that we don't talk...

May 2, 2012 - 7:10pm
3 years 9 weeks ago

The Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture has sent a letter regarding the conditions on Marian Thompson's Kopchak Road farm following a WHIZ investigative report.

The letter is regarding 13 calls that have been made to the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office about loose horses from the farm. Here's more information about those calls:

The first call was November 7, 2011.  A home owner on Rehl Road reported four horses from Thompson's farm had come onto his property,...

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