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Cows are among the livestock whose manure account for 17 percent of nitrogen and 26 percent of phosphorous in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Sabri Ben-Achour
Cows are among the livestock whose manure account for 17 percent of nitrogen and 26 percent of phosphorous in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

The pollution that causes water quality problems in the Chesapeake Bay and it's tributaries comes from a lot of places: air pollution, wastewater and urban stormwater, and agriculture. But farmers in Maryland are far outstripping their urban counterparts in changing the way they operate to reduce their impact.

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