In November 2015, the Chesapeake Bay Program approved a plan to award greater nutrient-reduction credits for nutrient-management plans by farms in the Bay watershed while also requiring Bay states to improve the information they provide on how well the nutrient-management plans are actually implemented. Reductions of the levels of plant nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus in Bay waters are a key goal under the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) pollution-reduction plan issued by the U.S. EPA in December 2010, but the Bay Program (a regional partnership among federal and state agencies, local governments, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions that leads and directs Chesapeake Bay restoration), has struggled with how much credit farm nutrient-management plans should receive toward state nutrient-reduction goals. This Nov. 16, 2015, Bay Journal article, Bay Program OKs controversial nutrient reduction credits for farms, describes the developments over the past several years to address that problem.
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