Ohio Dept. of Agriculture Director Fired

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--It's nearing the end of Governor John Kasich's term in office, but his Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture will not make it in his seat that long.

Kasich fired David Daniels on Friday, over a dispute regarding enforcing an executive order on Ohio farmers, that limits the amount of runoff from fields, to alleviate pollution on Lake Erie. 

Daniels was reportedly reluctant to implement that order, and he was told in a meeting with Kasich on Friday that he serves at the pleasure of the governor, and his services were no longer needed.

Daniels had been in the post for the past six years. 

An Ohio Soil and Water Conversation Commission task force has scheduled a meeting for this Thursday to evaluate the governor's proposal.

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