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Sustainable Chesapeake and Maryland Natural Resources Conservation Service Announce Funding for Enhanced Nutrient Management and Soil Health Conservation Practices 
February 7, 2019. “We are grateful for the opportunity to work with the Maryland NRCS, the Maryland Department of Agriculture and the DE-MD 4R Alliance to bring these additional funding resources to farmers in the project area,” said Kristen Hughes Evans, Sustainable Chesapeake’s Executive Director.

New Conservation Funding Now Available Through NRCS Partnership Project with Sustainable Chesapeake
December 11, 2018. “Projects like this one help landowners become more invested in implementing innovative solutions to conservation problems,” said NRCS State Conservationist Jack Bricker. “Participating producers will realize immediate and long-term financial and production benefits, such as improved operational efficiency, reduced input costs, increased soil moisture, and enhanced drought resiliency.”

Manure injection featured on the Shore
May 11, 2018. “Agronomically, the practice captures more of the nutrients for plant use; environmentally, the nutrients don’t leave the field in surface runoff and odor is greatly reduced.”

The USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program Awards $12,450,000 to Sustainable Chesapeake partnership projects
February 8, 2018. RCPP is unique amongst NRCS conservation programs because farmers and ranchers access the program through partner entities instead of applying directly to USDA as an individual producer.

Virginia Nutrient Management Leadership Team Releases Report on How to Improve Virginia’s Nutrient Management Program and Encourage More Farmers to Participate.
August 15, 2017. The report includes strategies to improve the usefulness of nutrient management plans for farmers, as well as recommendations to encourage more farmers to voluntarily participate in Virginia’s Nutrient Management Planning Program.

USDA Awards $4.575 million to Sustainable Chesapeake to Support Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning on Small Dairy Farms in Maryland and Virginia
12/21/16. The Regional Conservation Partnership Program, or RCPP, promotes coordination between NRCS and its partners to deliver conservation assistance to producers and landowners.

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For more information:  Contact Kristen Hughes Evans, Executive Director, Sustainable Chesapeake at Kristen@susches.org or 415-730-7503.