Maryland agriculture is vital to the long-term health of the state's economy, environment and quality of life. Maryland farmers - like homeowners and all residents - play a key role in protecting our state's natural resources, especially the Chesapeake Bay.

Maryland farmers are conservation leaders in the Bay region because they use various conservation measures to produce healthy crops and livestock while protecting the environment and maintaining profitable businesses. Well-managed agricultural land provides many more environmental benefits than developed land.  

Maryland farmers are conservation leaders in the Bay region because they use various conservation measures to produce healthy crops and livestock while protecting the environment and maintaining profitable businesses. Well-managed agricultural land provides many more environmental benefits than developed land.  

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