Lake supporters say conservation efforts so far not enough; farmers say they're trying and need more time
By Nancy Allen
A lot of fingers have been pointed at farmers and what drains off their land into Grand Lake since a recent announcement of a harmful algae toxin in the lake.
Local farmers say that's unfair.
Ag leaders say they are upset with a push by the nonprofit Lake Improvement Association (LIA) asking Gov. Ted Strickland to declare the lake and its watershed area a "phosphorous free" zone - a move they say would hurt their farm operations and be difficult to police. [More