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MD Department of Agriculture Seeks Applicants for Farming for Healthy Soils Program

Last Updated on May 14, 2021 at 9:09am | Agribusiness

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for farmers interested in enrolling their fields in the Farming for Healthy Soils program.
Participating farmers will receive free technical assistance and financial incentives to help install the following soil health practices:
  • Conservation tillage;
  • Multi-species cover crops;
  • Extended season cover crops;
  • Prescribed grazing; and
  • Precision nutrient management.
Cost-share funding of $10 to $55 per acre is available to help farmers adopt these key practices. Free technical assistance will be provided by local soil conservation districts or University of Maryland Extension, and will include field evaluations to measure changes in soil health. Financial assistance will also be offered for soils data sampling. 
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