Today's Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council.
Suggested Introduction 1:
The EPA, which has been working intensely with states to reduce the nutrient load in the Chesapeake Bay, also has turned its attention to the Mississippi River Basin. The agency believes that water quality trading can help reduce nutrient and sediment runoff. Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council explains the impact this program could have on farmers.
Suggested Introduction 2:
In water quality trades involving point and nonpoint sources, farmers are usually the sellers because they have the ability to generate credits by planting tree buffers along streams or by implementing nutrient management plans.
Suggested Introduction 3:
States considering a trading program should carefully review the tradeoff between encouraging farmers to trade and potential degradation in water quality.