Funding is now available from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Ohio to help Western Lake Erie Basin producers implement conservation practices on their land. Apply by Dec. 8 to be eligible for the first round of funding.Read More
Healthy water is our state’s most important natural resource and Ohio’s farmers care deeply about protecting it. Across Ohio, farmers are taking up the call to work together to improve our water quality. As natural stewards of soil and water, farmers across Ohio know they play a significant role in protecting water resources for Ohio’s families, schools, businesses and communities. Ohio Farm Bureau, along with our agriculture partners, will continue to work together to find tangible solutions to the state’s water quality challenges and demonstrate how Ohio can simultaneously maintain clean water and productive farming.
Download a copy of our Water Quality Status Report.
Visit the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network website to learn more about on-farm practices and research being done in Ohio to improve soil health and water quality.
After decades of decline, how did the community pull together to push Grand Lake St. Marys in the right direction?Read More
The plan establishes a total maximum daily load for phosphorus for the Maumee River Watershed.Read More
Gary Mescher and other farmers have not only learned, but implemented Nutrient Management Plan practices that now serve as models for how to manage agricultural runoff in the Western Lake Erie Basin.Read More
ODA and SWCD are hosting a series of informational meetings for farmers to learn about H2Ohio incentives, the Ohio Agriculture Conservation Initiative, best management practices and open enrollment.Read More
The comprehensive study found that water quality has improved tremendously over the years, with 86% of the state’s large rivers in good to excellent condition compared to just 18% in the 1980s.Read More
The TMDL would create a blueprint for officials to develop and implement programs and policies to improve the quality of water within the designated area.Read More
This edition explores the challenges faced by Ohio agriculture due to changing weather patterns and climate.Read More