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The H2Ohio program is continuing to face budget challenges due to the pandemic. In the mean time, researchers say solving Lake Erie’s water quality problems will require long-term investments and work to reduce nutrient runoff. And some are suggesting that phosphorus built up in soil, rather than phosphorus from new fertilizer applications, might play a bigger role in those problems than previously thought.

Despite major budget cuts across state agencies, the Ohio Department of Agriculture will have $50 million available for Ohio farmers to improve conservation practices this year, through the H2Ohio initiative.

Between unexpectedly high sign-up numbers, and COVID-19-related budget issues, it appears the H2Ohio funding set aside for farmers this year could shrink.

On March 30, the application deadline for farmers for the H2Ohio program moved back to its original March 31 date, walking back a COVID-19 deadline change.

The deadline for farmers to apply for the H2Ohio program has been extended to June 2, in response to Gov. DeWine's orders regarding COVID-19.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture said farmers will be able to apply for H2Ohio funds to help reduce phosphorus runoff from their farms beginning Feb. 1.

H2Ohio, Ohio's water quality plan, is meant to help Lake Erie and farmers, Gov. Mike DeWine said as he kicked off the Ohio Farm Bureau annual meeting.

Gov. Mike DeWine announced details for H2Ohio, a program to improve water quality in Ohio. The plan includes funding for farmers to improve conservation.

Gov. Mike Dewine signed the Ohio budget July 18. The budget includes funding for water quality improvement projects and agricultural organizations.
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