NEWS
Study Mixed on N, P Levels in Water
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Mar 26, 2013 04:36 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- A new federal report paints a picture of overall diminishing water quality in rivers and streams across the U.S.

Results from an Environmental Protection Agency study show that about 55% of river and stream miles examined in 2008 and 2009 are in poor condition for aquatic life.

Nationally, the study cited the most widespread stressors measured in waterways were phosphorus and nitrogen. Phosphorus levels are high in 40% of river and stream length. Nitrogen is found at high levels in 28% of river and stream length, according to the study.

EPA's Office of Water Acting Assistant Administrator ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
Related News Stories
Vilsack on Future of Farming
Washington Insider -- Friday
Ag Policy Blog
Kansas Points Out CWA Flaws
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Ag Policy Blog
Sustainable Fertilizer Work
Todd's Take
Washington Insider -- Tuesday