LI farmers: Bill to limit fertilizers in groundwater could hurt industry

Some Long Island farmers say they are all

Some Long Island farmers say they are all for protecting the environment, but they say it may end up hurting the Island's multimillion-dollar farming industry. (March 25, 2014 6:43 PM)

Long Island farmers say proposed legislation to limit the amount of fertilizers in groundwater could hurt the local farming industry.

The bill would limit the use of nitrogen, a vital ingredient in many fertilizers farmers use, to levels they consider too strict.

Vegetable farmer Bob Nolan says he and many colleagues have been cutting back on fertilizer use for years. He says they are...

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