Experimental Evidence on Policy Approaches That Link Agricultural Subsidies to Water Quality Outcomes
Improving water quality in agricultural landscapes is an ongoing challenge and most agri-environmental programs in the United States rely on voluntary adoption of conservation practices. Conservation-compliance initiatives require producers to meet specific conservation standards to qualify for payments from farm programs. However, these requirements do not require actual improvements in observed water quality.
Dr. Leah Palm-Forster, assistant professor at the University of Delaware, will discuss policies to reduce nonpoint source pollution that link eligibility for agricultural subsidies to compliance with water quality goals.
This event is free and open to the public. Guests may park in the Vol Hall Garage at no cost by requesting a voucher from the Baker Center staff at the event. Directions to the Baker Center can be found here.
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 10:00am to 11:30am
Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, Toyota Auditorium - Room 103
1640 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996