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- Ohio Farm Bureau to make $1 million investment in water quality action plan
- Farmers can now enroll in new dairy Margin Protection Program
- House passes bill against EPA’s proposed water rule change
- OFBF Young Ag Professionals and AgriPOWER trip to D.C.
- OFBF continues to focus on water issues
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OHIO â€” After requesting $18 million from the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, Ohio landowners and farmland protection organizations received $8.3 million in funding.
Kok said the focus should be â€śqualityâ€ť no-till, which means using cover crops, buffer strips, crop rotation and paying attention to detail.
Henry County grain farmer Todd Hesterman is one of several who have opened their farms to on-farm research. At the end of one of his soybean fields are two water monitoring stations that measure tile flow, and automatically collect samples for nutrient analysis.
The Ohio Farmers Union will bring together scientists and agricultural experts in late September in a forum on seeking solutions for the annual algal blooms in the western basin of Lake Erie. OFU President Joe Logan said itâ€™s important for farmers to acknowledge their part in Lake Erieâ€™s woes.
WAUSEON, Ohio â€” The rules are changing on how Ohioâ€™s farmers can apply fertilizer to their fields â€” and many farmers are OK with that.