December 11, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—After reviewing the proposed federal Farm Bill compromise, which will be considered by the House and Senate, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Director of Science and Agricultural Policy Beth McGee issued this statement.
December 7, 2018
(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Pennsylvania, made the following statement after the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection reported that inspections found that 96 percent of almost 3,000 small farms visited in the watershed meet state requirements for having pollution reduction plans.
December 4, 2018
(HARRISBURG, PA)—The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced yesterday that the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will receive more than $850,000 to promote rotational grazing (also known as prescribed grazing) in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia.
August 27, 2018
Tree buffer planting along farms abutting watershed rivers help absorb nitrogen runoff.
August 22, 2018
Last July, 10 farmers from the base of Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains in Bedford County spent an eye-opening weekend on islands in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay during CBF's latest Farmers to the Bay excursion.
August 1, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—As the Senate voted to go to conference with the House on the Farm Bill, a bipartisan group of 23 members of Congress from both the Senate and House, led by Sen. Chris Van Hollen, in a letter urged support for Chesapeake Bay investment in the Farm Bill.
July 6, 2018
The least expensive ways to fight pollution also targets the largest source of pollution—agricultural runoff.
July 2, 2018
(RICHMOND, VA)—The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has committed to undertake water quality monitoring of key poultry operations on the Eastern Shore after taking into account concerns from the community, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and other stakeholders.
June 6, 2018
“Society has moved away from agriculture, and we want to bring people closer to the farm again.”
May 31, 2018
Farmers, landowners, and residents are invited to two free local breakfast meetings to discuss the many funding opportunities for restoration work and farm conservation practices in the South River and Christians Creek watersheds.
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