Why Maryland Farms Stopped Growing Tobacco

Video: Tobacco used to be one of the most popular cash crops in Maryland, but it has mostly disappeared today. Maryland Farm & Harvest visits two different farmers to find out why.

The deep history of tobacco farming is preserved at the Accokeek Foundation and Piscataway Park, National Colonial Farm. The Accokeek Foundation partners with the National Park Service to provide programs and services to enhance the park visitor experience and steward 200 acres of Piscataway Park which covers, in total, approximately 5,000 acres, from Piscataway Creek to Marshall Hall on the Potomac River.

Recently, the Accokeek Foundation has been digging deep into tobacco culture in the “Tuesday Tobacco Talks” series.

The featured image of this post is a tobacco barn in the Brandywine area of PG county.

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