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8:41 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Maryland Agriculture Secretary Pitches New Phosphorus Rules to Farmers in Salisbury

Credit Don Rush

The public meeting last night on the new state regulations on handling chicken manure got a packed house at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center.

The new rules that are designed to prevent phosphorus from contaminating the Chesapeake Bay found Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance explaining the new rules in a 30 day public comment period.

He admitted that he was still unsure as to how they would affect farmers but said there was enough time for stakeholders to find out.

They go into effect October 18th.

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9:36 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Maryland's Revised Phosphorous Rules to be Phased In

Credit Don Rush

The Maryland Department of Agriculture has released changes to proposed regulations that would crackdown on pollution from phosphorous after pulling them late last month.

The new revised rules would be phased in through October of 2014.

This will give farmers time to look at their nutrient management plans to gage how much their application of manure will be affected by the new regulations.

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9:16 am
Wed August 28, 2013

New Maryland Emergency Fertilizer Rules Could Be Phased In

Credit Don Rush

Maryland Department of Agriculture pulls emergency fertilizer regulations. However, there are expectations that the new rule will be phased in overtime.  Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush reports:

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