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Researchers and leaders in both the Ohio Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency discussed updates on harmful algal bloom research, and water quality programs in the state at the Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science virtual conference Sept. 8.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service has appointed Mark Smith as the agency's Western Lake Erie Basin Coordinator. 

One of the simplest practices farmers can install to help reduce manure runoff from entering our waters is livestock exclusion fencing.

The Scioto watershed is the second highest for phosphorus and nitrogen loads in Ohio. The American Farmland Trust hopes to get that area next in line for H2Ohio funding and other assistance to address water quality issues connected to farmland.

Two Toledo-area Democrats introduced a bill that would prohibit new concentrated animal feeding operations from being built in the Maumee River watershed unless certain water quality goals are met.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda announced July 6 that H2Ohio’s farmer incentive program is expanding into 10 additional counties in the Western Lake Erie Basin.

Researchers are expecting a relatively mild harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie this summer. This follows a similarly mild bloom in 2020.

The Ohio legislature agreed on the state’s next biennial budget late June 28. The final version of the budget includes funding for broadband expansion and for the H2Ohio water quality initiative for the next two years, among other things.

The Ohio Attorney General filed for a temporary restraining order against the owner of Clermont County dairy farm after a massive manure leak polluted a nearby stream.

The Ohio House significantly cut back the funding Gov. Mike DeWine proposed for H2Ohio in its version of the next budget. Now, as the Senate considers the bill, legislators will have to consider whether to go with the funding the House recommends, or make further adjustments.