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June 30, 2021
Sustainable Chesapeake, alongside the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative (MDVA), was today awarded $725,267 from the 2021 Maryland Department of Agriculture Animal Waste Technology Fund. The funding will allow Maryland dairy farmers to expand the adoption of high-priority conservation practices through industry-led supply-chain sustainability initiatives.
The funding was jointly awarded to Sustainable Chesapeake, The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative (MDVA), the latter three of whom make up the Giant Clean Water Partnership. The project, titled Industry-Led Innovations in Dairy Manure Management, will demonstrate the potential for manure injection and advanced solid separation technologies that allow farmers to improve nutrient use efficiency and avoid loss of valuable manure nutrients to critical waters draining within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
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