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Economics and public policy go hand in hand.
This is especially true in the areas
of agriculture and natural resources.


Chesapeake Bay, Kent County, Maryland, Photo by J. Wade

Farming in the 21st Century is an enterprise
governed by public policy.

Markets and resources are monitored and modified
by a host of public policies from the local
to the national and international levels. 

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Public policy impacts individuals, businesses,
communities and environments.
The impacts are immediate and long term.

This Center provides research, education and outreach
on public policies facing Maryland, the U.S. and the world.

While our audience is mostly local, our outlook is global.
Only then can we adequately serve the public good.