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Agricultural Initiatives

Energy Tax Relief

The agricultural industry consumes large quantities of energy, and the rising cost of fuel, propane, electricity and the associated energy taxes threaten the economic viability of County agriculture.  The Office of Agriculture  administers Fuel-Energy Tax Program for Certified Agricultural Producers, through which qualified agricultural producers pay the County's energy tax at a lower residential rather than an industrial rate.  Any producer with property encumbered by an AEP, MALPF or RLP farm preservation easement or enrolled with one or more specified County, state or federal programs or agencies is eligible for this reduced fuel-energy tax rate.

Information on the Certified Agricultural Producers Program

Frequently Asked Questions and Council Resolution Establishing Rates

Application for Certified Agricultural Producer Program (61 kb/PDF)

The Office of Agriculture · 18410 Muncaster Road · Derwood, Md 20855
Phone: 301-590-2823 · Fax: 301-590-2839

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