Local farmers learned about forthcoming manure management rules in a meeting held with OSU’s Jim Hoorman Monday evening. Scroll down to hear the audio.
From The Daily Standard:
The new rules would require all watershed farmers to have a nutrient management plan and would prohibit manure application between Dec. 15 and March 1 without prior approval or anytime the ground is frozen and/or snow-covered. The proposed rules would be phased in and become effective by March 1, 2012.
During the phase-in period, farmers will be expected to use USDA guidelines for applying manure on frozen and/or snow-covered ground, which include following recommended application rates and setbacks from waterways.
Those who do not comply with the guidelines could be subject to chief’s orders and penalties, Hanselmann said. A chief’s order advises a remedy in a specified amount of time. Violation of a chief’s order is a first-degree misdemeanor.
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Meeting held in Chickasaw Monday Night for Farmers to learn about forthcoming state requirements for Land practices-summary with Jim Hoorman
TO HEAR A SUMMARY WITH MERCER COUNTY OSU’S JIM HOORMAN: