Agriculture’s Connections to the Federal Clean Water Act Discussed in Detail in the Nov.-Dec. 2013 National Wetlands Newsletter

“Agriculture and the Clean Water Act,” in the Nov.-Dec. 2013 issue of National Wetlands Newsletter (pages 8-20), provides a detailed and well-referenced description of how the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) does and does not regulate agriculture.  The article is a chapter from Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Law (Environmental Law Institute, 2013).  Available by subscription from the Environmental Law Institute, 2000 L Street NW, Suite 620, Washington, D.C. 20036; phone (800) 433-5120; e-mail:; Web site:  Or check your local public or university/college library to see if they have a copy.

Barn and Bridge over Middle River Mt Meridian Dec16 09

The Shenandoah Valley in Virginia is one area where agriculture’s connections to water quality receive great attention.  Shown here is a farm beside Middle River (a tributary of the South Fork Shenandoah River) near Mt. Meridian (Augusta County), Dec. 16, 2009.

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