Last week the Trump administration repealed the 2015 Waters of the U.S. rule—a big win for farmers across the nation.
As Virginia outlines its third phase of measures to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay, farmers are concerned that a wave of stringent regulations could wash them out of business.
The Chesapeake Bay Program announced March 26 that water quality in the bay met its highest level since monitoring began in 1985, besting its previous record reported in 2017.
Virginia farmers received praise for their stewardship and political involvement Jan. 27 from a state official and a delegate whose district is urban and suburban.
Virginia’s soil and water conservation districts historically have helped farmers implement conservation practices, but now they are helping homeowners as well.