University of Maryland Extension

ADVANCE Seminar: Agricultural Conservation Practices and Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 - 11:00am
Benjamin Banneker Room (#2212), Stamp Student Union
Center for Agricultural & Natural Resource Policy
126 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
United States
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Cathy Kling

A large and persistent hypoxis zone in the Northern Gulf of Mexico has been well documented since 1985. A  significant source of the nutrients contributing to this condition comes from the intensively managed agricultural land in the Upper Mississippi and Ohio-­‐Tennessee River Basins. Policy interventions designed to change management of this land to reduce nutrient loading in rivers and streams is likely to impose additional costs of production. Policy makers
designing conservation programs, regulatory actions, or other interventions to address the environmental externalities in this region would benefit from understanding the magnitude of
the tradeoffs between costs of conservation and environmental improvement.

Cathy Kling, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a professor of economics, has served as the director of CARD since July, 2013, after having served many years as the division head of CARD’s Resource and Environmental Policy Division. She received a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from the University of Iowa and a
doctorate in economics from the University of Maryland. In her work at CARD, Kling is undertaking research to examine how agricultural practices affect water quality, wildlife, soil carbon content, and greenhouse gases.

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