Chesapeake Bay boosted by voluntary conservation practices

House Agriculture Committee hearing focuses on positives things going on to improve ecosystems with collaborative efforts.

The House Agriculture Committee’s subcommittee on conservation and forestry held a hearing Thursday to highlight how voluntary conservation practices have improved the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Witnesses explained how the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is working with farmers and local conservation districts to successfully improve water quality, habitat and key aquatic species in the bay area.

NRCS chief Jason Weller paraphrased a farmer who, at an eve

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