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Hogan to Announce Agricultural Initiative

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is announcing fertilizer regulations as part of a new state agricultural plan.

The Republican governor is set to lay out his Maryland Agriculture Phosphorous Initiative on Monday. According to Hogan's office the initiative includes "enhanced" phosphorous management tool regulations, which would help keep fertilizer pollutants out of the Chesapeake Bay.

Hogan promised in December that he would address fertilizer regulations that farmers say would harm their businesses.

Environmental advocates say the regulations are needed to help protect the Bay from algae blooms caused by phosphorous pollution in the water.

The regulations have been proposed three times in the last two years, but they have been delayed from going into effect because of opposition.

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