Midwestern Farm Runoff Creates Headache For Louisiana Shrimpers

Travis Lux / New Orleans Public Radio 17 October 2019 It’s only midmorning, but shrimper Thomas Olander is already calling it quits for the day in a small bayou in St. Mary Parish, on the central Louisiana coast. There aren’t enough shrimp out there — especially the highly sought-after jumbo shrimp that fetch the highest [...]

2019-12-24T18:37:03+00:00October 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Midwestern Farm Runoff Creates Headache For Louisiana Shrimpers

Missouri Farmers Try To Reduce Runoff, But Cleaning Gulf Dead Zone May Take Decades

Eli Chen / St. Louis Public Radio 17 October 2019 When corn and soybean farmer Kenny Reichard stopped plowing some of his fields in northern Missouri in 1982, other farmers told him that it was a terrible decision that would lower his yields. “I’ve been told many times that no-till doesn’t work,” said Reichard, 62, [...]

2019-12-24T18:29:56+00:00October 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Missouri Farmers Try To Reduce Runoff, But Cleaning Gulf Dead Zone May Take Decades
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