Agricultural nutrient runoff represents the major pollution crisis facing the Chesapeake Bay. Recognizing this, a growing chorus of environmentalists, policymakers and scientists say that tougher new preventative regulations must be imposed and rigorously enforced before any real progress in Bay cleanup is realized. Farmers and agribusinesses from New York to Virginia claim tougher new regulations will force already economically stressed farms out of business. However, some farmers have found ways to prevent runoff from their farms and support the new regulations and the effort to save the Bay. Directed by Michael English, produced by Maryland Public Television.
“Chesapeake Bay Program” welcome by Elizabeth Buckman, Vice President, Communications, Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The Runoff Dilemma introduction by Michael English, Executive Director, Maryland Public Television.