• 2018 CCA of the Year Oversees Fertilizer Recommendations at 4R Certified Facility

    A quick glance at the tidy office of John Fritz at The Andersons, Inc. Fremont facility, a 4R Certified facility, would suggest that he works in a fairly standard desk job. One look at his weathered work boots, however, belies how he really spends most of his time and what drives the passion for what he […]

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  • Farm Groups Announce New Nutrient Management Assistance

    Farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin will soon have significant new resources to further their efforts to protect water quality. Ohio farm organizations and their partners, taking an important, proactive step, will work with farmers to expand the number of individuals who have Nutrient Management Plans. In addition, the project will increase the use […]

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  • Save the Date: Global Fertilizer Day Celebration on Oct. 13

    Global Fertilizer Day is being celebrated this year on Oct. 13 and you are encouraged to join the Fertilizer Institute in celebrating! Global Fertilizer Day is a day to spread awareness in fun and engaging ways of fertilizer’s positive impact on food security, local economies, environmental stewardship, and job opportunities available within the industry. Participating […]

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  • Ohio Farmers Reminded of Spring Manure Application Best Management Practices

    As the weather warms up and rainfall increases this time of year, the Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Soil and Water Conservation would like to remind producers and nutrient applicators of laws and restrictions on manure application. Signed into law by Governor John R. Kasich in July 2015, new measures clarified and enhanced the […]

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  • Nutrient Stewardship Research Fund to Receive $6 Million

    Fertilizer Industry Renews Commitment, Invests $6 Million to Measure Economic and Environmental Benefits of 4R Nutrient Management Practices The North American fertilizer industry is pledging an additional $6 million to fund research on ways that farmers can strengthen fertilizer best management practices (BMPs) to reduce nutrient loss to the environment. Donors intend that this funding […]

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  • Local Retailers Improve Nutrient Management and Efficiency

    According to a recent case study, consulting with a local ag retailer on cover crops, precision technology and soil health can benefit conservation and improve the bottom line for farmers. The case study was presented by Gary Farrell, president and CEO of Ag Enterprise Supply, based in Cheney, Wash., and Hunter Carpenter, director of public policy for […]

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  • 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program Celebrates Four Year Anniversary

    The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program is proud to celebrate its four-year anniversary. In March 2014, the agriculture community launched a proactive, responsible commitment aimed at the long-term improvement of Lake Erie’s water quality. The voluntary certification program, now starting its fifth year, is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and […]

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  • Ohio Pork Council Offering Discounted Soil and Manure Samples for Ohio Pig Farmers

    The Ohio Pork Council is pleased to announce its partnership with Brookside Laboratories to provide discounted soil and manure samples for all Ohio pig farmers. In an effort to help farmers better utilize their resources, Brookside Laboratories has generously offered to provide soil samples for $3/sample and manure samples for $20/sample for all farmers. To […]

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  • Farm Groups Announce New Nutrient Management Assistance

    Farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin will soon have significant new resources to further their efforts to protect water quality. Ohio farm organizations and their partners, taking an important, proactive step, will work with farmers to expand the number of individuals who have Nutrient Management Plans. In addition, the project will increase the use […]

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  • Study Shows Most Farmers are in Compliance with Fertilizer Recommendations in Western Lake Erie Region

    As farmers prepare for their 2018 crop, newly released research shows that a large majority of those whose fields drain into western Lake Erie are adhering to ag experts’ guidelines for fertilizer rates and application practices. The study concludes, however, that the recommendations themselves should be re-examined to better protect western Lake Erie from pollution resulting from […]

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