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The need for an Environmental Program for Agriculture

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  21st Century Watershed Technology: Improving Water Quality and Environment Conference Proceedings, 29 March - 3 April 2008, Concepcion, Chile  701P0208cd.(doi:10.13031/2013.24285)
Authors:   Ron Jones
Keywords:   Keywords: PIMA; NPDES; agriculture; Clean Water Act; water quality; watershed

Water quality issues continue to receive increased attention in agricultural watersheds. Consequently, farmers are under greater pressure now than before to mitigate nonpoint sources of pollution that originate from their farms. While federal, state, and local efforts continue to support conservation efforts of farmers, there is growing concern that agriculture may be brought under regulatory programs designed for point sources due primarily to current pressures from urban constituents.

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