Webinar: Approaches to Ag Impacts on Water Quality, May 8

Watershed in Texas. Photo: Texas AgriLife

Nutrients from agricultural crop production have had a detrimental impact on water quality in the United States, but many states are working to address the issue.

A webinar hosted by the National Agricultural Law Center on Wednesday, May 8 will present the results of a survey of laws, regulations and programs in 50 states that affect agricultural nutrients at the ground level.

The survey, conducted by Peggy Hall and Ellen Essman, sought to identify approaches state governments are taking that relate to minimizing water impacts from the use of nutrients on agricultural lands, including both commercial fertilizers and animal manure. Surveyors also observed common themes among state approaches.

Hall and Essman will be presenting Wednesday’s webinar. Hall is a professor of Agribusiness Law at Ohio State University and directs research and outreach project for OSU’s Agricultural and Resource Law Program. Essman is a senior research associate in the Agricultural and Resource Law Program in Ohio State University Extension.

“Water quality concerns are driving policy development throughout the country so a comprehensive look at how different states are addressing this issue will be an important resource for policymakers,” said Rusty Rumley, Senior Staff Attorney for the National Agricultural Law Center.

Individuals interested in participating in the webinar can register online here.

For more information on agricultural law and upcoming webinars, visit here. To learn more about how University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture researchers are helping producers to minimize agricultural runoff through our Discovery Farms program, visit here. 


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