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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 ...

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