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USDA issues new report on managing N runoff in rivers

Every year, agriculture contributes an estimated 60 to 80 percent of delivered nitrogen and 49 to 60 percent of delivered phosphorous in the Gulf of Mexico.  Nitrogen in waters can cause rapid and dense growth of algae and aquatic plants, leading to degradation in water quality as found in the hypoxic zone of the Gulf of Mexico, where excess nutrients have depleted oxygen needed to support marine life. Read more

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