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Impact of environmental policies on the adoption of manure management practices in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

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http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/58023
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Abstract:
Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay is a problem and has been a focus of federal and state initiatives to reduce nutrient pollution from agriculture and other sources since 1983. In 2010 EPA established a TMDL for the watershed. Producers may voluntarily respond to intense and focused policy scrutiny by adopting best management practices. A detailed analysis of water quality best management practices by animal feeding operations inside and outside the watershed yield insight into this relationship. Our findings support the hypothesis that farmers will adopt water quality measures if links are made clear and there is an expectation of future regulations.
Author(s):
Jeff A. Savage , Marc O. Ribaudo
Subject(s):
agricultural watersheds , animal feeding operations , animal manure management , best management practices , environmental impact , environmental policy , total maximum daily load , water pollution , water quality , water quality analysis , Chesapeake Bay
Source:
Journal of environmental management 2013 11 15 v.129
Language:
English
Year:
2013
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
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Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.