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.
Opinon: Maryland’s stealthy new tax on small farms
July 11, 2022