Science points to runoff from agricultural fields as a cause of elevated levels of Nitrogen and Phosphorous in our nation’s waterways, leading to Harmful Algal Blooms, hypoxia and other water quality issues. In this webinar, Hall will present an overview of different approaches states are taking to address water quality impacts from the surface application of agricultural nutrients, from voluntary to mandatory efforts. Hall will highlight the most recent and innovative state-based efforts, share data on water quality improvements related to reduction efforts and analyze how different approaches may impact agricultural producers.
Peggy Kirk Hall is an assistant professor and field specialist in agricultural and resource law. Hall is a graduate of The Ohio State University (B.S., M.S., Natural Resource Policy) and the University of Wyoming College of Law (J.D.), where she served on the Land & Water Law Review. She is a Past President and Board Member of the American Agricultural Law Association; Past Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Agricultural Law Committee and served as an Advisory Board Member for the National Agricultural Law Center. Hall currently teaches Agribusiness Law in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University and directs research and outreach projects for OSU’s Agricultural Law & Taxation Program.