2022-2023 Cover Crop Program

Cover Crop Sign-up starts July 1 and runs through July 18th.

Cover crops are your first line of defense against erosion and runoff in the winter

For more information on the Cover Crop program and the New Cover Crop Plus Program go to:

Maryland Cover Crop Program

Cover Crop Plus (3-year commitment, 5 acre minimum and 500 acre maximum)

Cover Crop Flyer

Nutrient Management Plan Certification Form (Needed if applying for the Cover Crop Program) 

Cover Crop Application  Cover Crop application Instructions Cover Crop Requirements and Agreement

Conservation Spotlight - Cover Crops

June 13, 2022 / Event, Program / Keli Kirby / Permalink

Stream Restoration

 When this Baltimore County beef farmer learned about Maryland's free financial and technical assistance programs to restore the health of local streams, he never hesitated to say "yes" to clean water.
Link to video
March 17, 2022 / Education / Keli Kirby / Permalink

$1,000/Acre Signing Bonus for CREP Enrollment

ANNAPOLIS, MD — The Maryland Department of Agriculture has increased its one-time signing bonus to $1,000 per acre for eligible farmers and landowners who install forest buffers along qualifying stream corridors through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). Farmers and landowners with new contracts for CREP practice CP22 riparian buffers effective on or after October 1, 2021, are eligible. All other CREP contracts and re-enrollments remain eligible for a $100 per acre signing bonus. For more Information: Click Here
February 5, 2022 / Education, Program / Keli Kirby / Permalink
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