Arnold Farm
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Hales Farms
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Grain Producer
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S B Farms
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Swann Farms
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Crow Farms
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Burrier Farm
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It's Agriculture Week!

Virtually everything we eat, wear and live-in started on the farm. During National Agricultural Week (March 17-23), we recognize the contributions of agriculture to American society and the Maryland economy.

Each American farmer feeds more than 144 people - a dramatic increase from 25 people each farmer fed in the 1960s.

In Maryland, agriculture is a $2.1 billion industry. We have 12,800 farms with an average size of 160 acres. One-third of the state's land mass - over 2 million acres - is farmland. Our top commodity sectors are poultry (broilers), horticulture, corn, dairy and soybean.
For more, see the MDA AgBrief

MDA will celebrate Ag Week with a reception on March 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Miller Senate Building in Annapolis that will honor farmers featured in award-winning photographer Edwin Remsberg's exhibit "Maryland Farmers: Faces of the Land". Some of the photos in the exhibit are being shown on this page. For more about the exhibit.

For more information and ideas about how you can recognize agriculture, visit us.

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