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10:44 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Andy Harris Threatens Md Over Phospherous Regulations

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md)
Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md)
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Representative Andy Harris says if the state does not implement the new phosphorous regulations for the agriculture industry properly he will take action on the federal level.

During a meeting with the Eastern Shore delegation in Annapolis last week the Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Republican congressman said if the new regulations hurt farmers then he will consider with holding money from the state of Maryland.

The phosphorous management tool would alter the way the amount of phosphorous is applied by farmers.

Many farmers also grow chickens whose manure they use on their fields.

The Maryland Department of Agriculture withdrew the proposed regulations after strong opposition by the farming community and poultry industry over its implementation.