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State Finds Small Farms Helping Ches. Bay


January 3, 2019

In a report released Nov. 29, the Pa. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) described the commitment of Pennsylvania’s farmers to reducing pollutants in local streams and rivers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Department inspections resulted in 96 percent of almost 3,000 small farms visited in the watershed meeting state requirements for water quality planning.

Pennsylvania has 33,610 farms, spanning three million acres in agricultural land use, in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

“DEP’s expanded inspections program is a winning formula to improve stream health in our 43 counties...

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