SPARKS, Md. (AP) - Maryland has approved a record 607,000 acres of winter grains so far in the state's cover crop program.
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance joined agricultural leaders and farmers made the announce today.
A record 1,860 farmers are participating in the program, and 152 of them are new to the initiative this year.
The record acreage represents 170 percent of the current two-year goals of the watershed implementation plan for cover crops.