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Farmland in Maryland may contain a conservation easement over the property. Conservation easements limit the use of the property forever. Leasing farmland with a conservation easement on it may create special issues for landowners who have never leased farmland before.
This episode highlights a recently developed publication by Mayhah Suri and Paul Goeringer discussing leasing farmland with a conservation easement in place. Mayhah joins Paul to highlight what landowners and tenants should consider when developing a farmland lease on preserved farmland.
Resources discussed in this episode:
- Goeringer, Paul. Agricultural Leasing in Maryland. University of Maryland Publication, EB-403 (Jan. 2013).
- Suri, Mayhah & Paul Goeringer. How to Lease Your Land with a Conservation Easement. University of Maryland Publication (June 2016).
- University of Maryland Extension. Agricultural Leasing Page available at: extension.umd.edu/grainmarketing/lease-agreements.