Making Progress in Agriculture

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Farmers across the Chesapeake Bay watershed are increasing their use of environmentally friendly practices like no-till planting, crop rotation, and the use of cover crops.

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Real-Life Stories of Conservation and Farm Success

Opponents of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint claim the cost of implementing agricultural best practices to reduce pollution runoff from farms will put family farms out of business.

Here are stories from across the Bay region that are disproving this myth. In fact, pollution control practices are improving many farmers' bottom lines.

Farmer Success Stories

Decades of Success: The 1970s

Even as a young organization, our work was effective and got noticed. Find out what we did.

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