Farmers in Maryland, Pennsylvania and the surrounding mid-Atlantic states are embracing regenerative grazing in hopes of cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay, mitigating climate change, and rescuing small family farms. Studies done in the Midwest and Georgia indicate the practice supports increased biodiversity. In turn, this results in a reduced carbon footprint due to increased soil carbon sequestration. "Getting the farmers to help clean up the Bay actually has all these benefits for climate change and for the farmer's bottom line," Ron Holter, who raises cattle in Maryland and has helped spearhead the movement.

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