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Mon Mar 16, 2015 01:46 PM CDT

Keeping nutrients in the field is an issue garnering more attention from regulators. So far, efforts have centered on voluntary actions by farmers to reduce the amount of phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) reaching the Gulf of Mexico. In a 2008 Action Plan, a task force of 12 states along the Mississippi River recommended an overall goal to reduce N and P in the water by 45% in order to shrink the severity of hypoxia in the Gulf, and encouraged states to set goals and develop strategies.

While states have been slow to respond, ...

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