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Midwestern Farm Runoff Contributing to “Dead Zone” in Gulf

A barge sits in Missouri on the Mississippi River before it heads downstream to the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Harvest Public Media)

Chemical runoff from farm fields in Kansas and other Midwestern states is contributing to the largest so-called ‘dead zone’ on record in the Gulf of Mexico. Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer explains.


 

Harvest Public Media is a reporting collaboration focused on agricultural and rural issues throughout the Midwest.

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