USDA Offers More Grants To Limit Farm Run-off

Experimental Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletin (NOAA.gov)
Experimental Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletin (NOAA.gov)
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More than $17 million is up for grabs to help farmers in the western Lake Erie basin cut down on the amount of nutrients running off their land.

The nutrient management effort garnered national attention after nearly half a million people in Toledo were banned from drinking the water, which appeared to turn bright green from toxins.

Larry Antosh with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation says the federal funds will be a big help, but warns to not expect big changes right away.

Antosh: "These things will make a difference. But it's not going to be an instantaneous change just because natural systems take time to readjust."

State lawmakers have said legislation that requires better nutrient management will be a priority this year.

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