Articles Tagged with ''environmental''

The Dangers Of Applying Fertilizers And Manure To Frozen Ground

Some producers are taking advantage of frozen ground conditions to apply nitrogen to wheat fields or manure to corn fields. While this practice reduces the risk of compaction or rutting of fields, there are other factors to consider. Applications to frozen ground are at higher risk for runoff and loss of those nutrients.
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Federal Judge Orders EPA To Assess Fertilizer Runoff

Environmental advocates in states along the Mississippi River have won a round toward a long-term goal of having federal standards created to regulate farmland runoff and other pollution blamed for the oxygen-depleted “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico, and problems in other bodies of water.
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Erosion Sweeping Away Soil In Corn Belt States

In a special report, the Environmental Working Group says that across wide swaths of Iowa and other Corn Belt states, the rich, dark soil that made this region the nation’s breadbasket is being swept away at rates many times higher than official estimates.
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