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Opinon: Maryland’s stealthy new tax on small farms

July 11, 2022
This shot makes me thirsty! I love how this shot turned out. I was about 10 meters above the ground with my Mavic Pro. This is a small winery in the mid-Willamette Valley outside Salem, Oregon. This is one of the biggest wine-producing areas in the country and it makes for some wonderful evening drone flights.

The war in Ukraine, the COVID-19 pandemic and the shortage of baby formula highlight the fragility of the food supply. Regrettably, as the consequences of climate change threaten even more devastating disruption, higher property taxes — implemented without public comment, court order or legislative support — further jeopardize Maryland’s ability to feed its residents. Agriculture is risky, especially for families living and working on small farms. Most farms in the United States report losses each year. Moreover, agriculture faces enormous weather-related challenges and requires significant capital investment.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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