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Ag attorney sheds light on manure handling, application regulations

Manure Regulation in Ohio Peggy Kirk Hall, Asst. Professor, Agricultural & Resource Law Although long considered a natural fertilizer that can benefit our soils, manure has a history of increased regulation in recent years based on potential impacts to water quality.   The following explains how state and federal law regulates the production, storage and application […]

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Recording and slides available from September 26 webinar for ag retailers

On September 26th, 2014, the IPM Institute hosted a webinar featuring Kevin Elder, Ohio Department of Agriculture and Eric Schwab, Ohio NRCS. The webinar focused on the current state of the Western Lake Erie Basin and what ag retailers can do to improve water quality within the Basin in the wake of the Toledo water […]

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Webinar to examine economics of controlling algal blooms

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Experts will discuss the economics of water pollution control, particularly regarding harmful algal blooms, in an hour-long webinar beginning at noon Sept. 30. “Despite years of efforts to reduce phosphorus, our traditional conservation approaches appear not to be working as well as we wish,” said Brent Sohngen, professor of environmental economics with […]

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Study: Most farmers willing to take more steps to improve water quality

By Tracy Turner | Posted on 9/18/2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Most farmers in the Maumee River watershed that drains into Lake Erie are willing to take at least one additional action to reduce nutrient loss on their farm if they feel like the action will benefit their farms as well as water quality. That’s according […]

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