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U.S. agriculture secretary touts farm efforts in bay cleanup

RICHMOND, Va. — Farmers have significantly reduced the flow of pollutants into the Chesapeake Bay, with new conservation practices keeping more than 15 million tons of sediment alone out of the estuary, a report released Thursday said. Agriculture Secretary Tom ...

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Farm groups appeal Chesapeake Bay cleanup ruling

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Farm groups said Tuesday that they were appealing a judge’s decision to uphold federal pollution limits that are designed to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary, by more tightly regulating wastewater treatment, ...

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