Va. farmers concerned about bay cleanup
Thirty-five Virginia farmers have a Washington, D.C., trip planned to make their case against what they call a heavy-handed approach to restoring the Chesapeake Bay.
The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation has been leading the charge against Senate bill 1816, which outlines cleanup measures for the environmentally battered bay.
Next week, the 35 farmers will travel to the nation's capital to meet with Virginia's congressional delegation. They will argue against the Senate bill and lobby for a House measure they contend will be easier on farmers.
Their visit is scheduled for Sept. 23.
The Farm Bureau says Virginia farmers are committed to doing their share to clean the bay.
-- Associated Press
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