Ohio Farm Bureau Releases New Water Quality Status Report
Ohio Ag Connection - 07/08/2020
Six years ago, Ohio Farm Bureau announced it was investing $1 million of member funds to develop a comprehensive Water Quality Action Plan. The goal was to help farmers do their part to clean up and preserve the state's waterways. So far, Ohio Farm Bureau has committed $2.63 million to this effort.
This latest OFBF Water Quality Status Report is the sixth in a series Ohio Farm Bureau has produced. The report shows the strides farmers have made in improving and protecting one of the state's most valuable resources and proves that clean water and productive farming can coexist.
Jordan Hoewischer, Ohio Farm Bureau's director of water quality and research, will be discussing details of the report Thurday with media. He will also discuss the launch of Governor DeWine's H2Ohio water quality initiative, the latest research being conducted on the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms, OFBF's Water Quality Grants awarded to county Farm Bureaus to expand research at the local level and the role of the newly developed Ohio Agriculture Conservation Initiative in the state's ongoing water quality efforts