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FDACS, DEP say best management practices are working, reducing ‘Glades pollution

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The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Darrell Smith told a Senate appropriations panel voluntary standards adopted by the agriculture industry in South Florida – so-called “best management practices,” in Capitol-speak – are helping to clean up the Everglades by reducing water waste and nutrient levels. The practices include new water control structures to help slow the flow of nutrients towards estuaries, water cattle troughs, and controllers inside of tractors to help guide the placement of fertilizer as well as inside…

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