The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
Evidence of Salmonella has been found at a central Ohio egg farm. As WOSU’s Steve Brown reports, Ohio Fresh Eggs has links to two Iowa farms that recalled thousands of eggs earlier this year.
Eggs recalled after salmonella found at Ohio Fresh Egg in Croton.
Two Iowa investors want to build what could be Ohio’s largest egg production facility. The site is in Union County north of Marysville. Hi-Q Egg Products is asking the state Department of Agriculture for permission to house up to 6 million laying hens on a 500-acre tract. The company is holding a public meeting tonight in Marysville.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture has revoked the permits that allow one of the state’s largest egg farmers to operate.
A two-week revocation hearing brought by the state’s department of agriculture against one of Ohio’s largest egg producers is wound up Friday. ODA says Ohio Fresh Eggs did not disclose in its permit applications the name of a man labeled a habitual environmental violator.
Hearings began today in a bid by the Ohio Department of Agriculture to revoke all of the permits it granted to the Ohio Fresh Eggs company. The company operates laying, breeding and pullet facilities near Croton and other sites in Hardin and Wyandotte counties. According to an agriculture spokeswoman Ohio Fresh Eggs in its permit applications failed to disclose that a manager had a troubled environmental record.
A hearing scheduled to start later this week will help determine the future of one of Ohio’s largest egg processors. Ohio Fresh Eggs operates farms with millions of chikcens at sites in three counties north and west of Columbus. The head of the Department of Agriculture wants to revoke the company’s operating permits for alleged failure to identify one of its financial partners. But, a permit revocation could hurt the economy of small towns near the farms.