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  • CBF Lawsuit Challenges Virginia for Not Protecting Streams from Farm Livestock

    June 29, 2015

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is taking legal action to challenge Virginia's rules for large livestock farms, arguing the state is failing to protect streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay by allowing farm animals unfettered access to streams.

  • CBF Strongly Supports Legumes in Multi-Species Cover Crops

    June 26, 2015

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) applauds the decision by the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) for the first time to provide cost share funding for legumes as part of a multi-species cover crop, something CBF has been advocating for years.

  • CBF Encouraged by Virginia's Bay Cleanup Progress, Warns of Major Challenges Ahead

    June 12, 2015

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is encouraged that a federal report on regional progress to restore the Chesapeake Bay found that Virginia is largely on track to meet its 2017 Bay pollution reduction goals.

  • CBF Applauds Senators' Efforts Urging USDA to Take Leadership Role in Pennsylvania

    May 21, 2015

    Kim Coble, Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Vice President for Environmental Protection and Restoration, issued the following statement regarding a recent letter sent by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin of Maryland and Robert Casey of Pennsylvania to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

  • New EPA Reports Examine State Oversight of Agriculture Programs in Virginia and Pennsylvania

    March 16, 2015

    New reports from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) examine state programs overseeing animal agricultural facilities as well as actions undertaken by Virginia and Pennsylvania to reduce pollution from agriculture.

  • Funding Available for Farm and Creekside Property Improvements

    October 22, 2014

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is pleased to announce that funding is now available to farmers and creekside landowners interested in improving property value, farm profitability, and local water quality in the West Branch Antietam Creek Watershed.

  • Farmers Improve Nearly Forty Miles of Streams

    December 20, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), our partners, and 41farmers in northern Pennsylvania today celebrate a significant clean water achievement: 36 miles of forest buffers have been planted along streams in Bradford, Susquehanna, Sullivan, Wyoming, and Lycoming Counties. These buffers will improve local and downstream water quality, improve farm viability, provide habitat for fish and other wildlife, and count toward Pennsylvania's Clean Water Blueprint requirements.

  • CBF and EPA Reach New Agreement to Reduce Pollution from Animal Operations

    June 5, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have reached a new agreement to reduce pollution from animal operations. This new agreement, which arises from the 2010 settlement of CBF's lawsuit, will provide additional certainty that the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint (the Bay Total Maximum Daily Load and State Watershed Implementation Plans or "WIPs") now in place will achieve its goal of reducing pollution throughout the six-state, 64,000 square-mile Bay region with full implementation by 2025.

  • Video Captures Common Ground Among Farmers, Watermen

    December 19, 2012

    A new Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) video featuring a Shenandoah Valley farmer and the mayor of Tangier Island shows how people from diverse walks of life can find common ground in clean water and a healthy Chesapeake Bay. The video, titled "Farmers to the Bay � We're All in This Together," documents CBF's Farmer to the Bay program, a series of weekend trips by Shenandoah Valley farmers to remote Tangier Island.

  • Pennsylvania Water Quality Will Benefit from Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund Grant

    August 28, 2012

    hesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) Pennsylvania Executive Director, Matthew J. Ehrhart today issued this statement following the National Fish and Wildlife Federation's (NFWF) public announcement of grant awards through the "2012 Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund." CBF's Pennsylvania office is receiving a grant for the proposal "Technical Assistance for New and Re-enrolling PA CREP Buffers."

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