USDA – Conservation Measures Have Reduced Runoff to Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay AgricultureThe agriculture industry’s impact to water quality is very significant and the USDA has been doing its part to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay – to the tune of $650 million over the past 5 years.  This investment is paying off.   A recent study shows that there has been a reduction of phosphorous and nitrogen levels in the Bay since 2006.   These signs of improvement are encouraging, but there is still much that will need to be accomplished in order to re-establish the Bay’s ecosystem.   Read more about it from the Hampton Roads Pilot Online here.

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