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Virginia amps up collaborative effort to protect Chesapeake Bay, distribute funding

July 10, 2020
By The Roanoke Star


Virginia Cooperative Extension agents Theresa Pittman and Ursula Deitch are working with Eastern Shore growers to navigate the time-eating complexities of participating in the cost-share programs that take aim at nutrient pollution.

Virginia farmers are encouraged to use BMPs with funding support from the Virginia Agricultural BMP Cost-Share Program. As part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan’s third phase, the Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District was awarded over $1.5 million — the highest amount they’ve ever received — to administer the state agricultural BMP cost-share program. | READ MORE