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Helping Farmers Help the Bay: Implementation of the Farm Bill Throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

  • CVC-217, Capitol Visitor Center (map)

On behalf of the co-chairs of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force, I cordially invite you to attend a briefing on the Implementation of the Farm Bill in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed on June 17th. The briefing will be held at 10:30 AM in CVC 217. Interns and staff are invited to hear about the implementation of Farm Bill’s Conservation Title from farmers and other on the ground experts.

WHAT: Helping Farmers Help the Bay: 
Implementation of the Farm Bill Throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

WHEN: Monday, June 17, 2019
10:30 am – 11:30 am

WHERE: 217 Capitol Visitor Center

SPEAKERS: To be announced

The Chesapeake Bay is the nation’s largest estuary and notable for its historic significance, biological diversity, and the many industries it supports. Decades of multi-state and federal environmental restoration efforts have made progress, but much remains to be done to restore the Bay. The Farm Bill’s Conservation Title includes important provisions that will help farmers reduce their runoff and improve the health of the Bay. 

While the briefing will primarily focus on implementation in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed – which includes parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia – all are welcome to learn about the Farm Bill and how it can be used to support farmers in their stewardship work. 

For questions please contact Catherine Goggins at Catherine.goggins@mail.house.gov or 202-225-8351. 

Sincerely, 

Robert C. “Bobby” Scott
Co-chair of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force

Andy Harris, M.D. 
Co-chair of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force 

John P. Sarbanes
Co-chair of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force

Robert J. Wittman
Co-chair of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force