Conservation Resources Available to Farmers in the Chesapeake Bay Area

Author: Administrator | June 23, 2020

Conservation Resources Available to Farmers in the Chesapeake Bay Area

With consumers expressing more interest in sustainability and responsibly produced foods, ADA North East is helping dairy farmers find ways to build trust in their farming practices and commitment to stewardship by sharing available conservation resources. 

USDA’s Farm Service Agency is offering a sign-up from July 6 – August 21, for a new pilot program called CLEAR30 that provides the opportunity to enroll in a 30-year Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). It will be available to farmers and landowners with expiring water-quality CRP contracts in the ADA North East states of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. 

For information about ADA North East’s sustainability efforts, contact Ron Ohrel at

About American Dairy Association North East

American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-funded organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing more than 10,000 dairy farm families in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. The organization also conducts consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through National Dairy Council®. ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research, national partnerships and developing export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the region. For more information, visit or call our Main Office at 315-472-9143.