Farming is a tough business – no one can deny that. Regardless of whether you run a large scale operation or a small family farm, many in the agriculture community have felt the impact of tightening federal regulations. Farmers and producers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are no different. With new environmental regulations looming overhead, there is much uncertainty for those who call the watershed home.

The Chesapeake Bay watershed stretches across portions of six states – New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia – as well as the District of Columbia. Home to more than 17 million people, the watershed includes all types of land uses, from intensely urban areas to rural farmland. The Bay is a cherished part of our American heritage and certainly worthy of our attention and concern.