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The 1980 Montgomery County Council set 93,000 acres in upper Montgomery to be preserved forever for agricultural use. Part of the Agricultural Reserve in Poolesville, in the snow.

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Final Tweaks Protect the Reserve in Montgomery County

Solar will be permitted but restricted in the Agricultural Reserve.

Soil is important enough that the Office of Agriculture rates it by levels based on how fruitful it is for farming.

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