• Central Ohio Farmers Co-op Monnett Facility Certified in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

    The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program has announced that the Central Ohio Farmers Co-op Monnett facility has been added to its growing list of nutrient service providers to achieve certified status. The voluntary certification program, now in its third year, is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from […]

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  • Ohio Leaders Call for Action on Water Quality

    Researchers take water samples

    By Andrew Flinn – Brownfield Ag News Two Ohio leaders tell Brownfield it’s time to act on reducing phosphorous runoff 40-percent by 2025, the plan agreed to last year. Craig Butler, Director of the Ohio EPA says investments in research and nutrient management practices have been made and now agriculture has to demonstrate how those […]

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  • “4Rs for a Growing Ohio” Event Offers Insight to Certification Program Statewide Launch

    Farmers and retailers attend 4R statewide launch

    The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program announced the expansion of its voluntary program statewide in Ohio at the “4Rs for a Growing Ohio” launch event Dec. 9 in Radnor, Ohio. Effective Jan. 1, all Ohio-based agricultural retailers and nutrient service providers will be able to participate in efforts to improve the quality of Ohio’s waterways. […]

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  • CPS in Attica, Ohio Achieves Year Two Certification in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

    Continuing its commitment to improving water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin, Crop Production Services in Attica has achieved certified status for year two through the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program. The voluntary certification program is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from running off fields, […]

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  • 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program Is a Model for Voluntary Nutrient Management and Conservation Efforts

    New Journal Article Cites Broad Collaboration and Solution-Centric Strategy for Success The country’s first 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program has been so well received in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) that it’s become a model for other regions where farmers are increasingly challenged to balance rising input costs, increasing demand for higher yields, and […]

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  • It takes many steps to find the right rate

    Source: Ohio’s Country Journal By Matt Reese Galen Koepke farms in Ottawa County on the banks of the Portage River just a few miles from Lake Erie. A television crew was at Koepke’s farm within a few hours after the news broke after the Toledo water crisis in 2014. Since then, all agriculture in the […]

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  • 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program to Launch Across Ohio

    The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program will expand the voluntary retailer program to the full state of Ohio, allowing nutrient service providers across the state to participate in the efforts to reduce nutrient runoff into waterways. The program encourages agricultural retailers, service providers and other certified professionals to adopt proven best practices through the 4Rs, […]

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  • 4Rs in one pass

    Source: Ohio’s Country Journal By Matt Reese It has been said many times that there is no silver bullet for addressing the challenges of implementing the 4Rs. While it is not silver, Legacy Farmers Cooperative has fabricated a tool that can accomplish nutrient application at the right rate, the right time, with the right product […]

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  • Demonstration Farm research hopes to benefit farmers statewide in years ahead

    Source: Ohio’s Country Journal By Joel Penhorwood The word innovative is quick to be used in modern agriculture, but the expression is on full display through a unique program taking place in northwest Ohio’s Blanchard River Watershed, and rightfully so. Active farms and industry-leading producers are taking on the task of demonstrating new conservation techniques […]

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  • IQ Hub setting the record straight on farm nutrients and water quality

    Source: Ohio’s Country Journal By Matt Reese In a society where the there is more confusion about farm reality than ever before, there are many in agriculture trying to do something about it. When it comes to their agricultural niche of nutrients, AgroLiquid, based in St. Johns, Mich., came up with an innovative and interactive way […]

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