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Friday, December 19, 2014

Department of Agriculture proposes phosphorus regs

Legislators in Worcester County are scrambling after the Department of Agriculture announced proposed regulations on phosphorus that could affect the majority of area farmers.

County and state lawmakers are calling for hearings to stall the new rules that would restrict how much chicken manure farmers can use to fertilize their crops.

The Worcester County Commissioners drafted a letter to Administra­tive, Executive and Legislative Review Committee Senate Chair Paul Pinsky and House Chair Samuel Rosenberg on Dec. 1, stating their concern with the potential economic impact from new regulations.


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