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Manure use restrictions sought in OH to combat lake algae


September 16, 2014, Akron, OH – A Northwest Ohio lawmaker is renewing a call for tighter run-off regulations through House Bill 611.

The proposed legislation, sponsored by Rep. Michael Sheehy, of Oregon, Ohio, would adjust standards for manure application.

Under the bill, no person would be permitted to apply manure when the top two inches of soil are saturated with rain or snowmelt, when there is more than a 50 percent chance of rain or more than a half inch within 24 hours or on frozen or snow-covered soil. READ MORE