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Thu June 6, 2013

New Federal Deal With CBF to Scrutinize Farm Pollution

Credit Maryland News Connection

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency have announced an agreement to ensure that dairy farms, poultry growers and other farm animal operations are on track to reduce pollution flowing into the Chesapeake Bay.

The foundation said the agreement announced Wednesday is intended to ensure that the multi-state, EPA-led restoration of the Chesapeake Bay is achieved by 2025.

The multi-part plan is aimed at ensuring compliance with measures that limit manure and other pollutants from entering streams that ultimately feed into the bay. They include fencing of streams to keep cattle from fouling their waters and management plans for feeding operations and manure.

It's all part of the bay's so-called pollution diet, which aims to restore the bay's health after decades of neglect.