(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation Federal Policy Director Alix Murdoch issued this statement following passage of the Farm Bill in the Senate.
"The action Congress has taken today will help farmers reduce pollution. Most farmers are stewards of the land who work tirelessly to put food on our tables and protect their land. But in the Chesapeake Bay region, too often fertilizer runs off fields and pollutes our rivers and streams. Through a new conservation program in the Farm Bill, Congress will help farmers protect the land and leave a legacy of clean water for our children and grandchildren.
"We thank Senators and Representatives from all six states in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed for making sure this new program provides family farmers with the tools and resources they need to protect our legacy: clean water in the Chesapeake Bay in the rivers and streams that feed it."