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County farm bureau officials go to Annapolis

February 15, 2005

Annapolis - Miss Washington County Farm Bureau Holly Shifler attended the Maryland Farm Bureau Women & Young Farmers Day here with Washington County Farm Bureau President Priscilla Harsh, Public Affairs Committee Chairman David Herbst and Women Committee Chairman Betsy Herbst.

David Herbst said they met with Gov. Robert Ehrlich, Lt. Gov. Michael Steele and Secretary of Agriculture Lew Riley for a question-and-answer session.

He said they also met with several local lawmakers, including Dels. Christopher Shank, Robert McKee, John Donoghue, and LeRoy Myers and Sen. Donald Munson to discuss the proposed excise tax and the possibility of funding for the Ag Land Preservation Program and an ag specialist for Washington County.

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