ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says new federal agriculture recommendations for fertilizer and manure application will lead to better water quality in rivers and streams while also helping farmers increase profits.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released the new nutrient management standard on Tuesday. The standard will be used by the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service to help farmers and ranchers apply fertilizer and manure more efficiently. The release of the new standard follows assessments in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the Upper Mississippi River basin, and the Great Lakes basin.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation also says the new recommendations will most likely lead to increased demand for alternative uses for manure, including waste-to-energy plants that also have environmental benefits.

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  1. Marcela says:

    Well, I think it’s uiepttsng that some people are taking this song so personally. I tried to be comical with punchlines and wordplay, but some seemed to take this song in the most literal sense possible. It seems that all of sudden, this week people decided to take song lyrics literally. Music has been existing forever where people have just been enjoying it in their own way, but I upload one track and some folks get furious about it. It’s just a song people. Go shoot some hoops! The beat was sequenced with midines, and recorded off a real nintendo, so there is your chip. And yes, it is repetitive, so sue for wanting to focus on the lyrics rather than have a solo section, crazy programming and key changes. I can make a simple beat and rap on it, and it can be regarded as boring. I can make a ridiculously complex beat with 10 sections, and what not, and people will say, This song is good enough, it doesn’t need lyrics. So either way, you just can’t please everyone.Again, I made this song just to have some fun with rapping, because I rarely do rap songs. It is your choice to listen or not listen. That’s about all it should be about. But, the truth is, I will never stop making music whatever anyone says. Music is all I do, day in and day out.-Carl aka OxygenStaraka sadnesaka Steady Caka SwiftIkarusaka A and B Conversationaka Bravo Foxaka MyTwoRobodads

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