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That prospect excites sixth-generation Ohio farmer Matt Bell. â€śWhen weâ€™re successful, we buy new equipment, buy new vehicles,â€ť said Mr. Bell, who raises corn and soybeans to feed about 1,000 sows and their offspring at his farm west of Columbus.
The optimal planting window for corn is just starting to open, according to recent reports, and though some farmers are not worrying about that window just yet, there's reason to believe it could be a stretch for farmers at least in a large swatch of the Corn Belt to hit that window just right, Mowers says.
U.S. District Court in Ohio has determined air pollutants can float through the air and land on the ground and become solid waste. The court said "â€¦the release into the air of a substance in 'particle form' via a stack, which is then deposited onto the ground in particle form, and enters the groundwater, constitutes disposal of solid waste."
â€śYou can never over-communicate,â€ť she said. â€śYou make the extra call to make sure someone understands a program.â€ť
Last week, for example, Ohio Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-Ashland) and colleague Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would block a rule proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency to define more precisely which of the nationâ€™s rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands are covered under the federal Clean Water Act of 1972.