Four Faces of the Oyster Industry
June 16, 2022
From oyster farmers to oyster shuckers, we asked four different key figures in the industry about their journeys toward saving the Chesapeake Bay's beloved bivalve.
New Report Details Farm Practices That Cut Pollution and Fight Climate Change
February 15, 2022
A new report from CBF highlights the multiple benefits of agricultural conservation practices essential to restoring the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Farm Forward examines practices that reduce pollution, combat climate change, improve soil health and farmers’ bottom lines, and boost local economies.
Chesapeake Bay Trust Issues Chesapeake Oyster Innovation Awards
December 21, 2021
The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance, is pleased to announce the approval of 13 grants in Maryland and Virginia for the Chesapeake Oyster Innovation Awards, a program supported by CBF.
CBF Cheers House Passage of $27 Billion for USDA Conservation Programs
November 19, 2021
CBF hailed today’s 220-213 vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a $1.7 trillion budget package that would devote $27 billion to conservation programs run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
CBF Praises Watershed Farm Leaders’ Letter Urging More Money for USDA Conservation Programs
September 20, 2021
CBF applauds the state Farm Bureaus of the Bay watershed’s six states for urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to devote nearly three quarters of a billion dollars to reducing agricultural pollution in the Chesapeake Bay and the local creeks, streams, and rivers that feed into it.
CBF Applauds Governor Wolf’s Call for $737 Million to Support Farmers’ Clean Water and Climate Change Efforts
September 7, 2021
CBF issued a statement from Pennsylvania Executive Director Shannon Gority today, commending Governor Tom Wolf for urging U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to implement the $737 million Chesapeake Bay Resilient Farms Initiative (CRFI).
CBF Urges Congress to Direct Large Share of USDA Budget Boost to Conservation Programs
August 24, 2021
CBF applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for adopting a budget resolution that boosts USDA funding by $89.1 billion. CBF urges lawmakers to invest a significant amount of those funds in conservation programs that improve soil health, reduce pollution, and bolster resilience to climate change.
Virginia Farmers Now Eligible for Portable Fencing Funding to Protect Streams
August 10, 2021
This summer, farmers in Virginia became eligible for state cost-share funding to pay for portable fencing to keep livestock out of streams and rivers. Fencing livestock out of waterways has significant benefits for clean water because it prevents erosion and waste from polluting streams. The practice also contributes to healthier herds.
Farm Funding is Our Best Shot to Reduce Bay Pollution
August 4, 2021
Focusing on farms is the best strategy to meet the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint's clean water pollution limits by 2025.
Report on Economic Impact of Agriculture in Pennsylvania Reinforces Call for Greater Investments in the Industry
April 30, 2021
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued a statement by Pennsylvania Executive Director Shannon Gority following release of a new report on the economic impact of agriculture in Pennsylvania.
New Economic Report Details Growth of Oyster Aquaculture in Maryland
April 2, 2020
The spread of coronavirus is threatening the industry, which has steadily grown in economic importance since 2010.
Is It Really Worth It?
September 11, 2019
The Trump administration's move toward drilling in the Atlantic threatens our way of life.
Three Things Chesapeake Restoration Leaders Need to Do
August 6, 2018
There is no doubt that the Bay was an ugly sight last week. It was a stark reminder of the damage that is caused by heavy rains.
CBF Issues Statement on 90 Percent Budget Cut for The Bay Program
February 12, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the release of the Fiscal Year 2019 Trump Administration budget, which reduced funding for EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program by 90 percent.
Inadequate Funding for Clean Water Threatens the Livelihoods of Workers and Families
September 5, 2017
As Pennsylvania considers yet another budget that does not adequately fund efforts to clean up its rivers and streams, the federal House Appropriations Committee has approved a spending bill that would cut support for the Chesapeake Bay Program from $73 million to $60 million.
Federal Support Is Essential for Cleaner Waterways
August 7, 2017
There is no doubt about it. It has been hot in Virginia this summer. Fortunately, in Hampton Roads when the temperature soars we can take to the water to beat the heat.
As Budget Season Unfolds, CBF Urges Continued Investments in Farms and Clean Water Efforts
June 29, 2017
(HARRISBURG, PA)--As a new state budget continues to take shape, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell issued the following statement urging continued investments in agricultural efforts that benefit clean water.
Why Cut a $73 Million Program That Provides Billions in Benefits?
June 21, 2017
There is more good news for the Bay this spring. There is clear consensus in the scientific community that the health of the Bay is improving.
CBF Statement on City of Virginia Beach Resolution Opposing Offshore Drilling
June 21, 2017
(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation Senior Scientist Chris Moore issued the following statement regarding the passage of a resolution by the City of Virginia Beach opposing opening areas of the Atlantic Coast to offshore oil and gas drilling.
CBF Issues Statement Following Passage of Funding for Bay Restoration
May 4, 2017
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement after Congress approved funding in support of Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year.
CBF Applauds Governor Wolf's Strong Commitment to Clean Water in PA and the Bay
March 29, 2017
(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell issued the following statement applauding Governor Tom Wolf's commitment to clean water for the Commonwealth and the Chesapeake Bay.
CBF Issues Statement on Elimination of Funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program
March 16, 2017
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued the following statement concerning President Trump's proposed budget, which eliminates funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program.