|USDA to Unveil Revised National Nutrient Management Standard|
|News Releases - Health, Medicine & Nutrition|
|Written by USDA Communications Office|
|Monday, 19 December 2011 14:59|
Standard will address water quality issues such as loss of nutrients from farm fields
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2011 – TODAY, USDA will unveil its revised national nutrient management standard during a media conference call. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White will explain how NRCS will help farmers and ranchers use voluntary technical and financial assistance to develop nutrient plans to address resource concerns such as water, soil and air quality. This conservation standard is particularly important because three major cropland studies have identified that loss of nutrients from farm fields contributes to degraded water quality in three major water bodies—Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and the Upper Mississippi River Basin.
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