General Assembly Approves Legislation to Help Farmers Make Environmental Improvements; Other Environmental Priorities Fail to Pass in Shortened Session
March 18, 2020
The Maryland General Assembly passed legislation to help farmers add environmental best practices to their land, but the shortened session due to the spread of coronavirus left many environmental and other issues unaddressed.
March 12, 2020
Sens. Bob Casey and Shelley Moore Capito and Reps. Marcia Fudge and Glenn Thompson have introduced companion bills in the Senate and the House that direct the Department of Agriculture to measure, evaluate, and report on the effectiveness of its conservation programs.
March 3, 2020
The Virginia Senate and House of Delegates have passed legislation to accelerate farmers’ adoption of key conservation practices to enable Virginia to meet Chesapeake Bay water quality goals by the end of 2025 (HB 1422 and SB704).
February 26, 2020
On Tuesday, Maryland farmers and environmental advocates testified in favor of new legislation to help farmers more easily add long-term, fixed natural filters such as tree buffers and grass pastures to farms.
Yes, Clean Water Can Be Costly for Farmers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed but There’s an Answer for That
February 20, 2020
Environmental farm upgrades can be a burden for farmers to install. That’s why environmental organizations that work on the ground with farmers have advocated for government assistance to help fund these upgrades.
February 4, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation today filed comments on the draft rule to update the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program required by the 2018 Farm Bill.
January 24, 2020
In a major step forward, legislation being considered for the first time in Virginia's General Assembly would set a deadline for farmers to install key conservation practices that lead to healthier waterways and benefit farmers.
December 13, 2019
Today the Phosphorus Management Tool Advisory Committee recommended continuing to implement the phosphorus management tool as scheduled.
December 10, 2019
Leroy Bupp uses no-till farming as a way of growing crops without disturbing the soil through tillage.
November 22, 2019
As we give thanks this season, let’s remember the important sacrifices our farmers and watermen make. This Thanksgiving, they are providing the plentiful food we’ll all enjoy.
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