Watchdogs concerned with the health of the Chesapeake Bay found common ground Wednesday with farmers on some changes to Maryland’s long-range plan for managing phosphorous and other fertilizer runoff that pollute the watershed.
A Senate committee voted Friday to establish deadlines for fertilizer regulations — an issue of concern for both farmers and for environmentalists who are concerned about pollution.
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan is vowing to fight fertilizer regulations that critics say would hurt farmers.
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Since people began saving seeds and growing food, they have used animal waste for fertilizer. The government is citing safety to restrict such practices.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture is withdrawing proposed fertilizer regulations.
Eastern Shore farmers are expressing concerns about new rules relating to how they apply poultry manure to their crops.
Maryland agriculture officials say new fertilizer regulations may be phased in over the next year, instead of being implemented all at once in the fall.
Maryland’s Agriculture Department on Monday withdrew a request to accelerate implementation of proposed regulations aimed at reducing pollution from fertilizer in the Chesapeake Bay after critics said the state was moving too fast.
Some farmers are questioning findings by state environmental officials that sewage used as fertilizer is responsible for groundwater contamination in Wicomico County.
The daikon radish, a staple at sushi bars worldwide, is helping Maryland farmers fight Chesapeake Bay pollution.
Maryland farmers are offering homeowners tips on bay-friendly backyard gardening practices.