Farms are a major part of the landscape and way of life in rural Baltimore County. Although the number of farms has been steadily declining, there are still about 750 farms in the county, totaling over 78,000 acres, with an average size of 104 acres. Crops raised in Baltimore County include corn, soybeans, wheat, hay and barley. Livestock raised include cattle, hogs and sheep. There is also poultry and egg production, vegetable plots, wine grape production, and nurseries.
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Read the March 2009 Rural Baltimore County Agricultural Profitability Study and Action Plan for details on challenges facing farms and farmers.
Visit the Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture to learn more about local agricultural land uses and related programs.
Resources for Agriculture and Soils: (as presented at the VPC annual meeting 9/15/2020)
Baltimore County Farm Bureau: https://www.mdfarmbureau.com/baltimore/
Baltimore County Farm Bureau Newsletter: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/BCFB-E-Newsletter–Membership-Update—June-18.html?soid=1101751003233&aid=2rHIocV8itQ
USDA Soils Map: https://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/App/HomePage.htm
Guide to using USDA Soils Map: https://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/Help/WSS_HomePage_HowTo_3_0.pdf
Baltimore County My Neighborhood: https://bcgis.baltimorecountymd.gov/myneighborhood/