2011-03-10 / Local & State

Area Farmers Discuss Issues In Washington

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A delegation of farmers representing the Fulton County Farm Bureau, along with several hundred other Farm Bureau members, converged on Washington, D.C., March 2-3, 2011, as part of a two- day National Legislative Conference, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. While there, Farm Bureau members met with their congressional representatives to discuss current issues and priorities.

During a meeting with Rep. William “Bill” Shuster, Fulton County Farm Bureau President Reed Englert said that the subjects discussed included excessive farm vehicle regulations, dairy policy, measures to restore the Chesapeake Bay, federal estate tax reform, plus discussion on the 2012 legislation that will become the new farm bill.

The Fulton County Farm Bureau members who attended are Reed Englert, Farm Bureau president; Rick Leese, Farm Bureau board member; and Marlin Lynch, general relations director.

The Fulton County Farm Bureau is a voluntary organization that works to advance the interests of agriculture and rural communities. It offers numerous benefits and services to its 335 members, and is affiliated with the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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