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Mandatory or Voluntary Runoff Rules?
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Mon May 4, 2015 12:36 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Agriculture and environmental interests may agree that farmers need to do more to cut back nutrient runoff, but the path toward achieving those cutbacks continues to be a point of contention.

Are water quality benefits more attainable through government mandating the use of a set of conservation measures, or is the state of Iowa's example of a voluntary push toward adoption of practices statewide the answer?

A group of panelists at the North American Agriculture Journalists annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Monday agreed there is no easy way to track the progress agriculture is making or not ...

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