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Value of Maryland's Agriculture and Forestry Industries

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Edwin Remsberg

Agriculture and Forestry has an $8.25 Billion Impact on Maryland's Economy

The agriculture and forestry industries have an $8.25 billion annually according to a recent report published by the Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy and commissioned by Cheng-i Wei, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland.  The study was conducted by Director Lori Lynch and graduate student Jeffrey Ferris who looked beyond on-farm revenues generated by farm products and used an input-output analysis.  Input-output analysis allowed Lynch and Ferris to take into account industries that supply agriculture and forestry and the services necessary to process, manufacture, and package products grown and harvested on Maryland farms and forests.  The study is the first of its kind to be completed in Maryland since 2005 and highlights the modernization and efficient Maryland producers are becoming. 

To view the full report, please click here, or to read a summary of the full report, please click here.

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