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Agriculture Department Releases Preliminary Data on Soil Phosphorus Levels; Soil Data Collected for First Time Statewide as a Result of PMT Regulations

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture today announced that based on statewide soil test information 82 percent of farm fields tested to date will not be impacted by new environmental regulations, which may limit phosphorus application or the use of animal manure as a fertilizer. Eighteen percent of farm fields will require use  Read the Rest…

Notice of Final Action for PMT Regulations Published in the Maryland Register; New Phosphorus Management Tool Regulations in Effect June 8

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced that a Notice of Final Action for the Maryland Phosphorus Management Tool (PMT) regulations was published in today’s Maryland Register. The regulations go into effect June 8, 2015. The regulations establish a multi-year process for farmers to transition from the Phosphorus Site Index to the Phosphorus  Read the Rest…

Consensus Reached on PMT Regulations

The Hogan Administration and lawmakers, together with stakeholders from the agriculture and environment communities, reached consensus on the phosphorus management tool regulations on March 18. Two changes were made to the regulations proposed on February 23. Those changes address key concerns of legislators and the environmental community. The revised regulations maintain the enhancements volunteered by  Read the Rest…

Statement from the Maryland Department of Agriculture on the Release of the Economic Impact Study of the Phosphorus Management Tool

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Economic Impact Study on the Phosphorus Management Tool (PMT) was released today. The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) commissioned the study to better understand the economic impacts the PMT will have on farmers and on Maryland’s economy. MDA provided a copy of the report to the General Assembly’s House and Senate Budget Committees; the Senate Education, Health, Environmental Affairs Committee; as well  Read the Rest…

MDA Revises Phosphorus Management Tool Regulations Department to Hold Public Briefings for Farmers, Initiate Outreach Campaign

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) yesterday concluded its discussions with key stakeholders to clarify and fine tune how the Phosphorus Management Tool (PMT) regulations will work and how they will be applied. In addition, MDA agreed to hold briefings to inform farmers of the new proposal prior to the 30-day public  Read the Rest…

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