Mercer Landmark focuses on Ohio water quality issues

Northwest Ohio cooperative Mercer Landmark is focused on helping farmers with water quality issues across the Lake Erie Basin.

Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Brian Baldridge says the co-op’s support of the H2Ohio program helps expand conservation practices.

“Making sure that best practices are in place, the foundation of it is a voluntary nutrient management plans where farmers are truly soil testing those soils and knowing exactly what is needed for a bountiful crop,” he said.

He tells Brownfield feedback about the H2Ohio program is important.

“Listening to the folks, hearing if there are issues, things that we can be doing better to help drive our #1 industry here in our state, which is food and agriculture,” he said.

ODA has extended the H2Ohio enrollment deadline for row crop producers. They now have until May 31 to enroll.

H2Ohio is a water quality initiative, started in 2019, that invests in water quality improvements across the state of Ohio. 

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