November 23, 2015
An innovative program that helps livestock farmers increase per-animal profits while also reducing agricultural pollution will expand in three states, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and its partners.
November 6, 2015
Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President William C. Baker issued this statement after the American Farm Bureau Federation, other agriculture lobbying organizations, and the National Association of Homebuilders requested the Supreme Court to review their challenge to Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts.
November 3, 2015
Farmers in 22 Virginia counties can now apply for $1.45 million in funding from USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help improve Chesapeake Bay water quality through livestock exclusion and forestry practices in targeted rivers and streams.
October 6, 2015
Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement today following an announcement by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation of a $200,000 grant to CBF through the Upper Potomac Agricultural Stewardship Program (MD and WV) to work with farmers to adopt agricultural best management practices to improve water quality, increase productivity of farming operations, and enhance wildlife habitat:
September 8, 2015
Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following the release today by the Environmental Integrity Project of its report, "More Phosphorus, Less Monitoring:"
September 4, 2015
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) supports legislation, which would eliminate limits on how much energy can be generated and sold from the anaerobic processing of animal waste.
CBF Issues Statement on Court Decision Not to Require Fencing Cattle out of Streams for Largest Animal Operations
July 14, 2015
Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) Virginia Assistant Director and Senior Attorney Peggy Sanner issued this statement following Circuit Court Judge C.N. Jenkins' decision rejecting CBF's arguments that Commonwealth regulations should require the largest animal operations to fence cattle out of streams.
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.
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.
June 24, 2015
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has named Clair Ryan as its Pennsylvania Watershed Restoration Program Manager.