When considering the logistics of farming policy it is imperative to consider the effects on sustainability of ocean ecosystem services and impacts on ocean acidification. Research on the effects of runoff has not been included in prior agriculture policies created by the U.S. government. The negative effect of runoff is that increased nitrogen fertilizer not absorbed by plants, mainly corn, creating hypoxic areas in the water, which they run off into. This disrupts the natural lifecycles of phytoplankton, which in turn mess with ecosystem services. Due to the increased nitrogen in the water phytoplankton are able to grow faster and multiply at a rate faster than without the nitrogen. As a result of increased phytoplankton there are more phytoplankton that have the potential to die. Also, the decomposition of the phytoplankton creates an area deprived of oxygen inhibiting animals (i.e. fish, shrimp, crabs) that are used for commercial fishing to live let alone thrive. By not looking at the whole picture we are in turn creating more problems that we will need to fix down the line. For example, by creating a policy to cut down on the fossil fuels we use by increasing the biofuel we consume creates problems relating to the renewability of land, biodiversity of species, runoff, and many more. It is difficult to create a policy that addresses all the problems and not create more problems. One of the leading problems of creating an encompassing (environmental) policy is the lack of education of the policymakers. Although climate change is in the spotlight as a “hot” new problem the public, scientists, or policymakers know little of the aspects of environmental degradation or even the leading causes/specifics of climate change. The lack of knowledge by the people influencing policy is reflected in the policies that they make. Theses policies do not embody all the issues and sometimes even make more problems than what they are fixing. Since, one of the main cases is unawareness to issues, formal education on different aspects of environmental problems should be implemented in schools. Also, when a policy is created scientists in different specialties should look at it and be able to bring to the attention of policy makers issues that can have negative impacts on their specialties. These opinions should be taken into account when finalizing policies. However, this could create potential problems for creating policies in a timely manner. There has to be a balance between getting all or most of the facets of environmental issues into conservation policies and making the policies in a timely fashion, otherwise more problems will be created that need to be fixed.