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Two Great egrets share a serene corner of the Anacostia River with Canadian geese. Photo by Michael Roane Two Great egrets share a serene corner of the Anacostia River with Canadian geese. Photo by Michael Roane

Seeding beans at Clagett Farm. Photo by Carrie Vaughn/CBF Staff Photo by Carrie Vaughn/CBF Staff

Update: What You Need to Know About the Farm Bill

You may have noticed the federal Farm Bill has been in the news quite a bit recently. This bill is extremely important because it can support agricultural conservation practices, which are the most cost-efficient way to reduce pollution to the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. To help you navigate through all the noise, here's a quick rundown of what's happening with this program that is so important to Bay farmers as well as to everyone rolling up their sleeves to implement the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.

Chemical Contamination

Toxic chemicals are entering our waters every day. What can we do about them? Learn more

Land Use

When the watershed's land summers from pollution and poor management so, too, does the water. Learn how

Sewage & Septic Systems

Upgrading wastewater treatment is key to cleaning up the Bay. Learn more

Stormwater Runoff

Did you know that stormwater runoff is the fastest growing source of Bay pollution? Learn more

Find out what other issues are affecting the health of the Bay. >>

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