• Hard Lessons Shaped Farm and Leadership Career for Ohio’s First USB Chairman

    In 1979, John Motter learned some hard life lessons when he was 25 and he lost his father in a farm accident. “I got to work with my dad for a couple of years and I learned a lot but there was so much more I needed to learn from him. From the time my […]

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  • Federal Agency Agrees with Mayor: Algae Season is Over

    Two weeks after the Hicks-Hudson administration declared the 2017 western Lake Erie algae season over, the federal agency that actually monitors and tracks the season has concurred. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which uses NASA satellite imagery and field data to track conditions, continued to find scattered patches of the summer bloom —but not […]

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  • Nutrient Stewardship Council Announces New Chairman

    The Nutrient Stewardship Council (NSC), governing body of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program, has announced a new chairman, Mark Sunderman, CEO of Legacy Farmers Cooperative in Findlay, Ohio. Sunderman succeeds Carrie Vollmer-Sanders of The Nature Conservancy, who served as the chairwoman of the NSC since its inception in 2014. “It is a pleasure to […]

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  • OHIGRO, Inc. Delaware Facility Certified in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

    The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program has announced that the OHIGRO, Inc. Delaware facility has been added to its growing list of nutrient service providers to achieve certified status. The voluntary certification program, now in its fourth year, is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from running off […]

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  • 4R Advocate Nominations Due October 31

    The deadline for nominating a 4R Advocate is rapidly approaching. All materials are due to The Fertilizer Institute by Tuesday, October 31. Applying is easy using the new online form; so get your applications in! One of the top things we hear from farmers is that they like to learn about new practices from their […]

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  • Nutrient Management and Water Quality 4R Video

    More than 400,000 people in Ohio went without water when a nutrient-fueled algal bloom erupted in Lake Erie and contaminated drinking water supplies in 2014. Unfortunately, this isn’t an isolated case. Each year, nutrients from farms, sewage treatment plants and other sources are washed into waterways, threatening drinking water supplies, harming aquatic life, raising water treatment costs, […]

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  • Farmers Team Up with Conservationists to Reduce Nutrient Runoff

    Experts at the Understanding Harmful Algal Blooms conference stressed the importance of collaboration between conservationists and farmers. The project manager of Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network says it’s in the best interest of farmers to start making changes in how they fertilize their fields and get rid of manure. Farmer Aaron Heilers is on a mission to make […]

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  • Centerra Coop Loudonville Achieves Year Two Certification in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

    Continuing its commitment to improving water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin, Centerra Coop Loudonville facility 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, which […]

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  • Research, Technology Highlighted at 4R Technology Review Field Day

    The 2017 4R Technology Review Field Day brought together more than 90 retailers, farmers and other interested parties to learn about agriculture’s continued efforts to improve water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin and waterways across Ohio. The event was held by the Ohio AgriBusiness Association, in partnership with The Fertilizer Institute, Environmental Tillage […]

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  • Crop Production Services Delphos Facility Certified in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

    The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program has announced that the Crop Production Services Delphos facility has been added to its growing list of nutrient service providers to achieve certified status. The voluntary certification program, now in its fourth year, is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from running […]

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