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Poultry Ban Lifted For Ohio Fairs

Dec 18, 2015
A chicken farm. Chickens advertised as "cage free" may still be kept in cramped warehouses.
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The ban that forced every fair in Ohio to shut down their poultry shows this year has been lifted.

Fear of the bird flu outbreak that hit states like Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota, forced Ohio to put a ban on bird exhibitions. The state has 50 million poultry birds which means a big industry for poultry shows and auctions.

Erica Hawkins with the Ohio Department of Agriculture said officials understood the ramifications to calling for that ban.

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The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has announced  credits to help three different Miami Valley factories open or expand, adding up to 166 jobs.

Fecon, which already makes forestry equipment in Lebanon, is widening its plant floor and adding 25 jobs.

“We’re infiltrating markets that we previously hadn’t really had a presence so we sold recently to Russia, South America and Europe,” says Fecon CFO John Desczc.