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Lake Erie harmful algal bloom projected as "significant" this summer, but smaller than 2017
July 12, 2018 | By James McCarty |A majority of the phosphorus entering Lake Erie comes from agricultural sources, which inspired Gov. John Kasich to sign an executive order Wednesday calling for a tightening of state oversight over eight Northwest Ohio watersheds. The order allows the Ohio Department of Agriculture to set requirements for storing, handling and applying manure as well as nutrient management plans that detail how farms manage plant nutrients. It will affect 7,000 farms across 2 million acres
Farmers see potential in shallow manure injection
July 12, 2018 | By Susan Harlow |
This spring, the Bridport, Vt., farm hosted a field trial for a promising method — injecting liquid manure into grassland to reduce runoff risk of dissolved P. A shallow-slot manure injector, purchased by University of Vermont Extension, was demonstrated on Barnes' hayfields. Barnes, who milks 1,500 cows on three farms with his son Dan, appreciates the odor reduction, plus the potential for better water quality. "It's putting manure in [under the surface] a little bit — better than splashing it on top," says the producer.
Newtrient Releases Progress on Dairy Manure Management and Nutrient Recovery Solutions
July 11, 2018 | By Jamie Vander Molen |
As Newtrient LLC enters its third year, we want to share progress toward a new economic future for dairy on the part of 12 leading dairy cooperatives, Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) and National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF). Newtrient was formed with one goal in mind – reduce the environmental footprint of dairy and make it economically viable to do so.
Gov. John Kasich targets farm nutrient runoff into Lake Erie in executive order
July 11, 2018 | By Jackie Borchard |
Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday signed an executive order establishing greater state control over farm nutrient runoff into Lake Erie