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Agriculture is the number 1 commercial industry in Maryland producing over 350,000 jobs for the state. Over 31% of Maryland’s total land area is considered farmland and there are a total of 12,429 farms with an average size of 160 acres. Farmers produce a diverse mix of commodities, but Poultry and Livestock make up more than 61% of Maryland’s total agricultural sales. The primary crops produced in Maine are Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat. However, several additional crops are rather commonly produced including Watermelon, Snap Beans, Apples, and Grapes among many others.

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maryland Farmland Prices

Over the last 20 years, the price of farmland per acre in the maryland has risen by an average of 4.6% per year to $7,370 per acre as of 2019. This represents an increase of $3,870 per acre of farmland over this time period.

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$7,370

Current Price Per Acre

Value per Acre

Source: USDA

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4.6%

Average Land Appreciation

Year Over Year Change (%)

Source: USDA

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