AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider - Wednesday
Wed Aug 20, 2014 05:46 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Ohio May Tighten Regulations Governing Fertilizer Applications

The giant algae blooms on Lake Erie that caused the city of Toledo, Ohio, to temporarily ban residents from drinking tap water last month have resulted in the local state senator introducing a proposal to add manure to the list of fertilizers requiring state certification.

The new legislation, introduced by state Sen. Edna Brown, would alter fertilizer rules established in legislation signed into law by the governor in May. The rules require farmers using ...

Quick View
  • Back to Beans Growers considering moving a field from continuous corn back into soybeans should pay special att...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
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