Upcoming Webinar: Clean Water Act, EPA Regulation, and the Future of Farming

Posted on July 12, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

The Banks Law Firm and the National Agricultural Law Center will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday July 24th, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (CDT).  This webinar will focus on environmental regulation and its impact on mid-south agriculture.  We are promoting this webinar so that producers and landowners have an understanding of the environmental laws which have the potential to impact them.

The webinar will provide a quick overview of the Clean Water Act and a description of the role that the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers play in the regulation of agricultural activities.  Moreover, we will give significant attention to the Gulf Restoration et al. v. Jackson lawsuit that was filed on March 13, 2012.  Gulf Restoration et al. v. Jackson is an attempt by various environmental organizations to force the EPA to implement stricter water quality regulations across the 31 states that make up the Mississippi River Basin.  Such action would likely have a serious impact on agricultural activities and fertilizer application in the mid-south.

To participate in the webinar, simply go to https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/aglaw and sign in as a guest.  Before viewing the webinar, please visit the following URL to confirm your ability to connect to the server:  http://www.extension.iastate.edu/testconnect/.

If you have any questions about this webinar, please call Grant Ballard at the Banks Law Firm, at (501) 280-0100.