The Changing Face of Agriculture in Maryland

Carroll-County-farmLife on the farm is not what it used to be. Or so says the most recent U.S. Census of Agriculture.

First conducted in 1840, the Census of Agriculture reports on a myriad of aspects of agriculture on the county, state, and national level:  acreage in farms, average farm size, the value of farm products and more.

Closer to home, the census provides a current snapshot of the characteristics of the approximate 6,000 farm families in Maryland. Continue reading