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Ohio Farm Bureau reacts to state agencies’ water quality recommendations

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency today announced their recommendations for reducing excess agricultural nutrients from affecting or entering the western basin of Lake Erie.

The following is a statement from Ohio Farm Bureau regarding these recommendations.

Farm Bureau’s elected leaders and staff are currently reviewing the full report. We appreciate the coordination of the three agencies in developing this set of recommendations and value the opportunity to have meaningful input into this process.

Ohio Farm Bureau expects farmers to operate their businesses in a responsible manner; our policy calls for every farmer in Ohio to complete and follow a comprehensive nutrient management plan.

Farm Bureau’s goal is to both protect our state’s natural resources and to also preserve our state’s productive agricultural base.

Read the entire joint news release about the recommendations from ODNR, ODA and OEPA

Lynn Snyder 

Lynn Snyder is senior director of communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.