Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Regarding nitrates

Here's one for you farmers:

A study of the Mississippi River watershed shows that nitrate levels overall have not declined from 1980.

The study was done by the U.S. Geological Survey. It has to do with the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico and how agricultural practices might be affecting it. In the long run, it could mean state or federal regulations on fertilizing farmland.

It's one of those things where all you can say is, "We'll have to see."

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