439 Nutrient Management Law and Regulation

Oral Session
ASA Section: Environmental Quality
With a growing demand and requirement for water quality improvements across the country, the nutrient management planning landscape is evolving from a voluntary best management practice to that of a regulatory requirement enforceable by local, state, and federal agencies.  Additionally, 3rd party lawsuits are being used as a tool to set judicial precedents that have national implications.  This session is focused on covering:

  • Different regulatory approaches around the country
  • Overview of current president setting legal cases (Yakima, IA, etc.)
  • How 3rd party lawsuits are being used in the absence of regulation
  • What regulations mean for agronomists and farmers
  • Research opportunities / information gaps - How science is – or isn’t – being utilized
  • Ways for ASA members to engage in the process
  • Farmer opportunities inside stiffer regulation - Water quality trading, cost-share programs

Approved for 2.0 NM CEUs


Nutrients and Environmental Quality Community

Wednesday, November 9, 2016: 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Phoenix Convention Center North, Room 128 A

Leif Fixen
1:35 PM
Panel Discussion - Where We Are Today.
Leif Fixen, American Farmland Trust
2:20 PM
2:30 PM
Panel Discussion - Where We Are Going.
Leif Fixen, American Farmland Trust
3:15 PM
3:30 PM