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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

  • Smart Growth in the Southeast: New Approaches for Guiding Development

    Smart Growth in the Southeast: New Approaches for Guiding Development

    This report provides an overview of land use and transportation trends in seven southeastern states – Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. It then examines tools and strategies to guide the location, pace, and scale of growth that are being successfully implemented in the region. These strategies include incentives to preserve open space and farmland, incentives and revised regulations to en