It’s a tricky proposition. Virginia farmers need to continue producing the quality agricultural products necessary for feeding a growing global population—and many do that in direct proximity to the nation’s largest estuary and its watershed.
The Chesapeake Bay Program announced March 26 that water quality in the bay met its highest level since monitoring began in 1985, besting its previous record reported in 2017.
Environmentalists and farmers are greeting a proposal to expand state funding for water quality improvements with open arms.
In a Dec. 4 meeting, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved two conservation initiatives proposed to help preserve the county’s rural areas.
State Farm Bureau presidents from across the nation attended a Dec. 11 event at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters to witness the signing of the proposed Clean Water Rule.