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  • Maryland Farmland Conservation: Supporting Sustainable Use of Land through Tax Policy Report

    Maryland Farmland Conservation: Supporting Sustainable Use of Land through Tax Policy Report

    Maryland’s population is increasing rapidly while the state continues to lose its agricultural lands. This study explores Maryland’s primary tax measures affecting agriculture, the agricultural use assessment (AUA) and the agricultural land transfer tax (ATT), in order to determine whether these related tax programs could be improved in ways that would encourage farmland protection while continuing to benefit farmers’ bottom

  • Roundtable Report: Smart Growth in Small Towns and Rural Communities: Maryland"s Eastern Shore

    Roundtable Report: Smart Growth in Small Towns and Rural Communities: Maryland"s Eastern Shore

    The Chesapeake Bay region has experienced significant growth during the past 30 years and continues to grow at a rapid rate. The population of the region increased 26 percent between 1970 and 1994 and is now expected to increase by an additional 3 million people by the year 2020. The resulting demand for new development, often low-density and single-use, has led to a significant loss of open land and the emergence of new pollution concerns. Fo