Kaptur visits demonstration farm addressing runoff pollution

October 18, 2018
In The News

MCCOMB - While agriculture accounts for more than two-thirds of the phosphorus pollution in Lake Erie, many farmers are working hard to find and share conservation practices that will best address that problem. One of the most prominent examples in the western Lake Erie basin is the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network. On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, met with numerous state and federal officials with the USDA-NRCS, Ohio Farm Bureau, researchers and farmers at Stateler Family Farms to recognize these efforts and learn more about what potentially can be done by legislators in Washington.