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State falling behind land preservation goals as funding falls

Maryland continues to fall behind its goal of preserving a million of acres of farm and forest land by 2022, as open space funding declines and development pressures continue, state officials told legislators Tuesday.

“The quicker we move forward, the more we fall behind,” James Conrad, director of the state’s farmland preservation program, told the Joint Committee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation. “It’s just going to get worse.”

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