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Compromise Near on Ohio Fertilizer Law

The chairman of a House committee said Wednesday that lawmakers are “virtually there” on a compromise on legislation to reduce agricultural fertilizer runoff into northern Ohio waters.

But talks continue behind closed doors on how to enforce new restrictions on the application of manure and other fertilizers containing phosphorous and nitrogen and how quickly farmers must comply before facing fines.

“We have to understand these things don’t happen overnight,” said Rep. Brian Hill (R., Zanesville), a farmer and chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.

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