You may call Maryland home, but can you name Maryland’s loam?
Maryland doesn’t have an official state soil – at least for now. One state delegate is attempting to do what so many lawmakers have tried to do in the past and failed: bring Maryland an official state soil.
It seems 24 official state symbols just aren’t enough!
A House committee will hold a hearing today on the legislation.
The federal government is on Stull’s side; the U.S. Department of Agriculture has already designated sassafras as Maryland’s state soil. State legislators, though, have never acted on the idea.