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Chesapeake Bay Watershed Governors Turn Attention to Farmers

Aug. 7, 2018, 2:44 PM

Farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have long said they need more help to reduce agricultural pollution flowing into the bay, and regional governors are poised to offer them that.

The Chesapeake Bay Program Executive Council—which includes the governors of the six states in the watershed, the mayor of the District of Columbia, the chair of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, and the EPA’s administrator—may give the agricultural community more help. The council is expected to sign a directive on improving technical assistance to farmers during its annual meeting Aug. 7 in Baltimore.

Much of the directive was...

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