Farms for the Future: A Strategic Approach to Saving Maryland’s Farmland and Rural Resources


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Farmland Protection 

This report lays out the tools used to create the state of Maryland’s innovative and successful farmland protection strategy. Different tools include:

  • A series of maps identifying the state’s strategic farmland; 
  • A model farmland protection program offering a mix of incentive-based and regulatory techniques; and
  • A cooperative assessment examining existing farmland protection efforts and offering recommendations to motivate communities to expand and enhance their programs.