A license plate that celebrates Maryland's agricultural industry was formally introduced by state officials yesterday.
The reddish-orange and yellow plate bears the slogan "Our Farms, Our Future" and depicts farm buildings and a silo.
The tag is available from the Motor Vehicle Administration for a $20 fee in addition to regular registration fees. It also will cost $10 more when motorists renew their registration every two years, MVA officials said.
The commemorative plate will benefit the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization that teaches people about the state's agricultural heritage, officials said.
Maryland's other commemorative plate, which bears the slogan "Treasure the Chesapeake," benefits the Chesapeake Bay Trust.
Although the plates were formally introduced yesterday, MVA spokeswoman Cheron Wicker said they have been available since July 1. About 2,500 had been issued as of Saturday, she said.