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Statement by Secretary Joe Bartenfelder on the Maryland Healthy Soils Act

Govern Hogan signed the Healthy Soils Act into law on May 4 during a ceremony at City Dock (Photo: Executive Office of the Governor).

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The following is a statement attributable to Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Joe Bartenfelder in response to the “Healthy Soils Act” legislation signed into law today by Governor Larry Hogan:

“The Maryland Department of Agriculture is pleased to see the ‘Maryland Healthy Soils Act’ (HB 1063) signed into law. This bill will help us continue to educate Marylanders and promote healthy soil practices while meeting important goals set by the state’s Climate Change Commission. Our farmers have shown an incredible commitment to improving and protecting our environment, and I look forward to building on that progress.”

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