Agriculture Certainty Oversight Committee
The Agricultural Certainty Oversight Committee will develop the regulations necessary to implement the Agricultural Certainty Program and then continue to evaluate the program and make recommendations for moving forward.
The Agricultural Certainty Program, which was passed by the General Assembly during the 2013 legislative session, will allow farmers who voluntarily implement advanced best management practices (BMPs) to conduct their business without additional regulations for ten years. After ten years, however, farmers will have to be in full compliance with all regulations in effect at that time. The intention of the program is to help speed up Bay Restoration efforts by encouraging farmers to more quickly implement BMPs while providing them with a predictable regulatory environment.