Assistance Programs Available To Help Local Farmers Manage Nutrient Runoff

04/24/19 – 5:01 P.M.

There are assistance programs available to farmers in northwest Ohio. Chief of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Division of Soil and Water Conservation Kirk Hines joined us on WFIN to talk about these programs. He said that the programs focus on protecting streams in Ohio.

He said that there are a few options as to how to handle these minerals.

Another program is voluntary nutrient management plans. The state has set aside $20 million to help farmers with these programs. Hines said you can get signed up at your local Soil and Water Conservation District.