6/6/14 – 5:03 A.M.
An effort to reduce toxic algae in Lake Erie was signed into law by Ohio Governor John Kasich Thursday. The Courier reports the bill was co-sponsored by State Senator Cliff Hite, who said he thinks farmers will end up liking the bill.
The law provides new rules for applying and managing nutrients on farm fields. Hite says it also allows farmers to get educated on the subject. Hite says that element will help farmers be more efficient and save money.
The agriculture industry isn’t as thrilled with the bill. Hancock County Farm Bureau President Gary Wilson tells the newspaper there are many more sources of phosphorus in waterways than just fields.
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