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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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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.
More than four years ago, environmental groups asked a federal court to order the Environmental Protection Agency to decide whether to ban a widely used pesticide that scientists have linked to illnesses in children. They settled the case in November 2011 after the EPA said it would make a decision within a year. On Wednesday, the same organizations filed a lawsuit, asking for a firm deadline.
OHIO â€” After requesting $18 million from the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, Ohio landowners and farmland protection organizations received $8.3 million in funding.
The group Food & Water Watch filed suit in federal court to stop the implementation of the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) rules.
With farmers, the cover-crop and fertilizer school pushes are seen as just a start. A bill enacted by the Ohio General Assembly and signed by Gov. John Kasich in June mandated training classes for many farmers and the establishment of a certification in fertilizer application.