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Chesapeake Bay Foundation, EPA Agree to Reduce Animal Waste Runoff

June 6, 2013
By: Jen Russell, Managing Editor google + 
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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency announced on June 5 that they have reached an agreement to ensure that livestock and poultry producers are working to reduce ag runoff into the bay.

The foundation said the agreement will help ensure that the goal of reducing pollution in the six-state, 64,000-square-mile watershed will be achieved by 2025.

The agreement calls for regular inspections of animal feeding operations to make sure they are complying with anti-pollution regulations.

However, the Associated Press reports that some environmental groups are displeased with the new agreement.

"AgDay" national reporter Tyne Morgan caught up with Michael Formica, chief environmental council for the National Pork Producers Council, at the World Pork Expo. Watch the video below to hear more about the new agreement and what it means for pork producers.



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