East Palestine farmers meet with Ohio Department of Agriculture

Published: Mar. 9, 2023 at 7:54 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 9, 2023 at 3:33 PM EST
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SALEM, Ohio (WOIO) - Farmers in the East Palestine area met with officials from the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Thursday.

The two groups discussed concerns regarding the upcoming planting season following the Feb. 3 Norfolk-Southern toxic train derailment in East Palestine.

According to the ODA, there is no reason to believe crops planted in the soil area are not safe for consumption.

ODA also announced that it is currently working with The Ohio State University and agricultural partners in Columbiana County to develop a plan for the testing of milk, eggs, and plant materials.