March 14, 2016
Environmental organizations released the following statement today, in response to the Maryland Department of Agriculture's new information about preliminary soil samples showing how many farm fields are over-saturated with phosphorus and may not be able to accept further manure applied, as the state implements the Phosphorus Management Tool
February 27, 2015
Map Phosphorus is at the center of a big fight right now between Governor Hogan and the Maryland General Assembly. The Governor, his administration, the farm community, the members of the House and Senate, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation all acknowledge the solid scientific evidence that phosphorus runoff pollution from spreading manure on farm fields is a problem for the Chesapeake. Despite strong efforts by sewage treatment plant upgrades and many farmers, phosphorus pollution is not yet declining in Maryland's Eastern Shore rivers. In fact, it is actually increasing in the Choptank, causing more damage to this important waterway.