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Maryland buys easements to preserve 25 working farms

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved 25 new Maryland Agricultural Preservation Foundation (MALPF) easements at their meeting on October 12. These easements will permanently preserve 3,385 acres of prime farmland in Baltimore, Caroline, Carroll, Dorchester, Frederick, Kent, Talbot, Washington, and Wicomico counties for an investment of more than $13.6 million.

One easement in Washington County preserved 248 acres at a cost of $1,071,174.

“I am grateful for the farmers that volunteer to sell and extinguish their development rights through the . . .