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Algal blooms prompt Lake Erie ‘impaired’ designation - Detroit News
Detroit News, 11/10/2016 - The state of Michigan is designating its section of Lake Erie as an impaired waterway because of damage to fish and other wildlife caused by harmful algal blooms, officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.
The declaration affects only the section of the lake under Michigan’s jurisdiction, which...Read More
The 80/40 Rule-
40% of Farmland source of 80% of Phosphorus in Lake Erie
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The algae bloom in parts of Lake Erie this summer didn’t come close to matching the record-breaking one from a year ago that covered an area roughly the size of New York City.
That’s because the spring and early summer months this year lacked the rainfall that...Read More
Dumping of Manure Waste in Ohio
Washington Post, AP: For those who think this election season can’t get crappier, we bring you to Warren County, Ohio, where a large truckload of manure was dumped in front of Warren County Democratic Party headquarters in Lebanon, about 35 miles northeast of Cincinnati. (on Saturday, October 29. 2016)
A sheriff’s deputy was the first to notice...Read More
Early Stage Research
COLUMBUS (OHIO) Researchers at The Ohio State University are investigating new techniques to detect organic phosphorus compounds in water samples from the Lake Erie watershed. Their goal is to develop unique phosphorus signatures that can provide a clue to the origin of phosphorus found fueling harmful algal blooms (HABs).
Dr. Paula Mouser, assistant professor...Read More
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The algae bloom in parts of Lake Erie this summer didn't come close to matching the record-breaking one from a year ago that covered an area roughly the size of New York City.
That's because the spring and early summer months this year lacked the rainfall that has in recent years swept huge amounts phosphorus-filled farm...Read More
"A Good Neighbor increases the Value of your Property" (Nebraska Czech)
Unless you live in Lenawee County!
Hartland Farms "Free" Waste Disposal
As reported: "Truly nauseating, hair and clothing clinging stench from manure lagoon
solids first stockpiled and then spread on Merilatt fields by Hartland
Farms the last few days. I visited Cadmus today and could hardly...
Farmers Dumping a Flood of Milk, Wall Street Journal, 10/13/16, page C1
"Farmers in the U.S. are pouring out tens of gallons of excess milk, amid a massive glut that has slashed prices and has filled warehouses with cheese.
More than 43 million gallons’ worth of milk were dumped in fields, manure lagoons or animal feed, or have been lost on truck routes...Read More
Resident Reports Spreading of Filth in Pittsford Township, MI (Hillsdale County) 10/10/16
Tankers coming and going from Milk Source' Hudson Dairy (verified by following tankers back to Hudson Dairy) every 2 - 4 minutes from 2pm on way to Hudson until well into evening. 3 tankers at a time were observed on the field between Nye and Elm at 2pm. Continual draglining...
Excerpts from the Michael Pollan's essay, NY Times, 10/9/2016
This essay describes the 8 year failure of the Obamas to address the problems with the US food supply:
- Subsidized monocultures of corn and soy
- Guzzling huge amounts of fossil fuel
- Emitted 1/3 of greenhouse gases
- Feedlot meat and processed foods of all kinds responsible for steep rise in health care costs: A substantial portion of what we spend... Read More