Sustainability

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natural filters on private landMaryland farmers have surpassed the 2015 Goal for placing natural filters on private land.

  • Maryland had one of the first agricultural land preservation easement programs. For many years MD was noted as having the most acres of preserved farmland, currently about 292,357 acres. *MDA
  • Last year, Maryland farmers planted more than 475,000 acres of cover crops. It was the largest cover crop planting in Maryland history. *MDA
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