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§ 2-1201. Maryland Agricultural Land Link Program

West's Annotated Code of MarylandAgricultureEffective: July 1, 2007

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Agriculture
Title 2. Department of Agriculture (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 12. Maryland Agricultural Land Link Program (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2007
MD Code, Agriculture, § 2-1201
§ 2-1201. Maryland Agricultural Land Link Program
Program defined
(a) In this subtitle, “Program” means the Maryland Agricultural Land Link Program.
Purpose of Program
(b) There is a Maryland Agricultural Land Link Program in the Department, which is established for the purpose of:
(1) Assisting older or retiring farmers in the State in the lease or sale of their agricultural land to younger or beginning farmers;
(2) Keeping agricultural land in the State in active agricultural use; and
(3) Reducing the amount of agricultural land in the State that is lost each year to development.
Use of funds
(c) Under the Program, if sufficient funds are provided in the annual budget, the Department shall:
(1) Maintain an on-line database to serve as an electronic bulletin board for the voluntary posting of information on:
(i) Agricultural land available for lease;
(ii) Agricultural land available for sale;
(iii) Any other land available for agricultural use, lease, or sale; and
(iv) Internship, apprenticeship, employment, and business opportunities for farmers; and
(2) Promote the lease or sale of agricultural land from retiring farmers to beginning farmers.

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Added by Acts 2006, c. 161, § 1, eff. July 1, 2007.
MD Code, Agriculture, § 2-1201, MD AGRIC § 2-1201
Current through legislation effective June 1, 2019, from the 2019 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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