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PA farmers not getting credit for aiding Chesapeake Bay


December 21, 2016, Lancaster, PA – For years, Pennsylvania farmers and farm groups have complained that they have been doing more to keep pollution out of local streams and the Chesapeake Bay than the federal government gives them credit for. They were right.

Results of a much-anticipated farm survey by Penn State show that farmers in 41 counties that drain into the bay have done considerable conservation work – on their own dime – that the state and federal governments have not counted. READ MORE