Great news for forest buffers and other water quality practices:  The Farm Service Agency has just announced that the Chesapeake is a pilot for CLEAR-30, a new program under the 2018 Farm Bill.  Clean Lakes, Estuaries and Rivers (CLEAR) is a practice devoted to riparian buffers, wildlife habitat buffers or wetland buffers that will remain in place for 30 years, which helps protect our investment in these practices for the long-term.  Read more here: