Key Industries

Agribusiness


Grow Here.

From small family farms to modern aquaculture operations. From microbreweries to major bakeries. From artisanal cheese makers to the world’s leading spice maker. Agribusiness in Maryland is booming. And with a robust intermodal transportation network and abundant natural resources, it’s easy to see why.

GET TO KNOW MARYLAND’S AG INDUSTRY

Everyone knows Maryland for crabs, but that’s just part of our agriculture story. Get to know some of the state’s top agribusiness sub sectors.

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"This is just the beginning of craft beverages in Maryland. It used to be one of our state’s preeminent industries – Maryland was the cradle of distilling – and now we’re reigniting that."

– Jaime Windon, Owner/Co-Founder, Lyon Distilling Co

RICH IN RESOURCES

Maryland’s geographic location, with a mild climate, rich soils, and the Chesapeake Bay makes for prime growing conditions.

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RICH IN RESOURCES

Maryland’s geographic location, with a mild climate, rich soils, and the Chesapeake Bay makes for prime growing conditions.

Stay informed on agribusiness & general business news in Maryland.

Homegrown Success  

YOU’RE IN GOOD COMPANY.

From some of the biggest names in food production and distribution, to emerging companies rethinking food, get to know some of Maryland's leaders in agribusiness.

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Maryland is a great place to work and live. Its location enables us to manufacture and distribute to the entire United States.

-  Paul Nolan, VP of Tax & Government Affairs, McCormick

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Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry producers in the U.S., started in Maryland more than 100 years ago.

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InFarm, the fastest-growing vertical farming company in the world, opened a facility in Howard County in 2022.

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The H&S Family of Bakeries (H&S Bakery, Northeast Foods, and Schmidt Baking Company) make up America’s largest family-owned variety baker.

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Gotham Greens maintains an 100,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse at Tradepoint Atlantic in Baltimore.

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Maryland is home to the only U.S.-based Guinnes brewery.

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We’re excited to be a Baltimore-based and Maryland-based business. We love our home city and state.

-  Adam Benesch, Co-Founder, Union Craft Brewery

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Since opening in 2022, FireFly Farms has continued to expand its footprint in Maryland.

FireFly Farms' Story

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Maryland is a great place to work and live. Its location enables us to manufacture and distribute to the entire United States.

-  Paul Nolan, VP of Tax & Government Affairs, McCormick

Read Success Story

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Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry producers in the U.S., started in Maryland more than 100 years ago.

Learn More

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InFarm, the fastest-growing vertical farming company in the world, opened a facility in Howard County in 2022.

Learn More

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The H&S Family of Bakeries (H&S Bakery, Northeast Foods, and Schmidt Baking Company) make up America’s largest family-owned variety baker.

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Gotham Greens maintains an 100,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse at Tradepoint Atlantic in Baltimore.

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Maryland is home to the only U.S.-based Guinnes brewery.

Learn More

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We’re excited to be a Baltimore-based and Maryland-based business. We love our home city and state.

-  Adam Benesch, Co-Founder, Union Craft Brewery

Read Success Story

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Since opening in 2022, FireFly Farms has continued to expand its footprint in Maryland.

FireFly Farms' Story

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Contact Us 

Wade Hearle

Agribusiness and Energy Program Manager, Maryland Department of Commerce

  (410) 215-9169   Wade.Hearle@maryland.gov