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PSU addresses Chesapeake Bay concerns

The Penn State Water Resources Extension is offering a free webinar on The Costs to Agriculture of Saving the Bay on Wednesday, 29 January. The webinar will highlight the recent study for the USDA Office of the Chief Economist on the costs of meeting the agricultural load allocations mandated by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).

The study addresses the agricultural costs of the Watershed Implementations Plans (WIPs) and the potential agricultural cost savings realized through Best Management Practices (BMPs). It also addresses the potential cost saving from nutrient trading.

How to participate?

The live webinar is scheduled to run noon to 1 p.m. Go to Sign in as a “guest”. If this will be your first webinar, you may want to test your computer and internet connection for compatibility at:

The presenters

The presenter will be Dr. Jim Shortle, a Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics and Director of the College of Agriculture’s Environment and Natural Resources Institute at Penn State University.

Additional webinars on various water resources topics will be offered each month. The next webinar is on Aquatic Invasive Species. A full schedule of upcoming webinars can be found at:

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