H2Ohio Funding at Risk Due to Pandemic

The H2Ohio program could see its funding cut due to reductions in state spending during the coronavirus outbreak. Hannah News Service reported this week that Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda said the program will undergo a budgetary “reevaluation” along with other agency programs as a result of the pandemic.

Earlier this year, Gov. Mike DeWine and Pelanda announced that $30 million in H2Ohio funding would be made available for farmers in 14 Northwest Ohio counties to reduce agricultural phosphorous pollution, which is the most significant contributor to the formation of harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. 4/7/2020