Thursday 29 June 2017

Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper Jay Ford said he isn't surprised that local officials' efforts have fallen short of environmentalists' expectations. The Environmental Protection Agency is better equipped to regulate large animal-feeding operations, but the agency has been dragging its feet for years on implementing new rules. "It’s abundantly clear we’re in a gray area where regulation hasn’t caught up," he said. “Our localities are in an unfair position. You can’t ask these places that have maybe one planner and two office assistants to take reams of scientific data and turn that into a good poultry ordinance.”

READ MORE, February 2016

On Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, our first group of guests reflects upon two agricultural issues before the Maryland General Assembly: The Poultry Litter Management Act and the Farmer’s Rights Act. With: Betsy Nicholas, Co-chair of Maryland Clean Agriculture Coalition and Executive Director of Waterkeepers Chesapeake.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW: The Marc Steiner Show, WEAA 88.9FM, January 21, 2016

Fair Farms: WNAV’s Living Green Radio Show

Betsy Nicholas, Waterkeepers Chesapeake Executive Director and BobPicCollage (1) Gallagher, Waterkeepers Chesapeake board member and Fair Farms’ steering committee member sat down with host Elvia Thompson for her Living Green radio show on WNAV (1430 AM; 99.9 FM in Annapolis).

On air, they talked about the Fair Farms campaign, the ways that we can go about fixing our food system to be more sustainable and environmentally-friendly, and how we, as consumers, can bring about necessary change by taking the Fair Farms Pledge.