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Federal report faults farmers’ efforts


November 3, 2010
By Baltimore Sun

November 1, 2010,
Baltimore, MD – Seeming to contradict assertions by farmers that they’re doing
their share to protect the Chesapeake Bay, a new federal report finds major
shortcomings in what crop growers are doing across the six-state region to keep
from polluting the troubled estuary.

November 1, 2010,
Baltimore, MD – Seeming to contradict assertions by farmers that they’re doing
their share to protect the Chesapeake Bay, a new federal report finds major
shortcomings in what crop growers are doing across the six-state region to keep
from polluting the troubled estuary.

While farmers have made
“good progress” in reducing the amount of soil and fertilizer washing off their
fields into the bay and its rivers, more pollution controls are needed on about
81 percent of all the croplands, says the draft report by the U.S. Department
of Agriculture
.

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