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Theme Overview: Agriculture and Water Quality in the Cornbelt: Overview of Issues and Approaches
Choices
  • Matthew J. Helmers, Iowa State University
  • Thomas M. Isenhart, Iowa State University
  • Catherine L. Kling, Iowa State University
  • William W. Simpkins, Iowa State University
  • Thomas B. Moorman, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Mark D. Tomer, United States Department of Agriculture
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2007
Abstract

More than three decades have elapsed since the passage of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act with its stated goal of zero discharge of pollutants into the nation's waterways. Yet, water quality remains poor in many locations and considerable loading of pollutants continues. This is particularly true for agricultural sources of water pollution and is typified by the Upper Mississippi River Basin, where more than 1,200 water bodies appear on the current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listing of impaired waterways.

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This article is from Choices 22, no. 2 (2nd Quarter 2007): 79–85.

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en
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Citation Information
Matthew J. Helmers, Thomas M. Isenhart, Catherine L. Kling, William W. Simpkins, et al.. "Theme Overview: Agriculture and Water Quality in the Cornbelt: Overview of Issues and Approaches" Choices Vol. 22 Iss. 2 (2007) p. 79 - 85
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/matthew_helmers/54/