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OH farmers test ways to protect water


July 4, 2016, McComb, OH — Just off a township road, Duane Stateler’s home, in the distance across a wheat field, is a front line in the debate about what the agricultural industry must do to save Lake Erie.

The Stateler family grows corn, soybeans, and wheat on 600 acres. They also have a pair of finishing barns and a nursery barn, and send 16,000 pigs to market each year. Those hogs produce about 2.3 million gallons of manure annually, which the Statelers spread across their and area farmers’ fields. READ MORE