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By Rebecca Chillrud – Chesapeake Bay Program – January 30, 2019
Agriculture is vital to the Chesapeake region. There are more than 83,000 farms in the watershed that make up a $10 billion industry and provide us with food and fiber. However, agriculture is also the single largest source of nutrient and sediment pollution entering the Bay. Many farmers are working to implement positive conservation practices that reduce their impact on local waterways and the Bay, but these practices can often be costly. One of the main way’s farmers are able to obtain support for these projects is through programs funded by the federal Farm Bill. Read full blog post here.

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