USDA helps Ohio tackle water issue

USDA helps Ohio tackle water issue

New funding will help farmers near Lake Erie implement conservation practices to reduce phosphorus runoff.

RESPONDING to the recent water crisis in Toledo, Ohio, that resulted from an algal bloom and the role agricultural runoff played in the problem (Feedstuffs, Aug. 18), Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Aug. 19 that $2 million in conservation funds will be sent to Ohio to implement conservation techniques that will help improve water quality.

Vilsack said the U.S. Department of Agriculture is also partnering with the National Fish &a

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