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n response to the recent drinking water ban in Toledo, three senators from Ohioâ€™s Lake Erie counties have introduced SB 356 to expand and accelerate fertilizer certification legislation passed earlier this year. Senators Brown, Cafaro and Turnerâ€™s proposal would add â€śmanureâ€ť to the definition of â€śfertilizerâ€ť for purposes of the fertilizer certification program enacted this May in SB 150.
DEFIANCE â€” Approximately 100 local farmers gathered Thursday evening to discuss what many northwest Ohio residents have been talking about for weeks â€” the recent Toledo water crisis.
JOHNSTOWN, Ohio â€” Trillium Farms has applied to the Ohio Department of Agriculture to add more than 2 million chickens to its egg farm about 3 miles north of here. A decade ago, the residents of northwestern Licking County would have reacted to that news with anger and anxiety.
PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio â€” Thereâ€™s good news on the shores of Lake Erie and across the one-third or so of Ohio that drains into the lake. While the lake continues to be in the spotlight for water quality issues and toxic algae, thereâ€™s also an unprecedented amount of action being taken â€” from farmers and residents, to landscapers and municipalities, as well as state and federal government leaders.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) â€” The Iowa commission that oversees water quality approved increased inspections for livestock farms on Tuesday over the raucous protests of environmentalists who wanted much tougher rules.