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Agriculture secretary speaks in Frederick about industry problems, solutions

January 22, 2024
This shot makes me thirsty! I love how this shot turned out. I was about 10 meters above the ground with my Mavic Pro. This is a small winery in the mid-Willamette Valley outside Salem, Oregon. This is one of the biggest wine-producing areas in the country and it makes for some wonderful evening drone flights.

Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Kevin Atticks told the Rotary Club of Frederick on Wednesday afternoon about challenges farmers face and what he envisions for the future of agriculture. The department’s main goal, he said, is to make sure farmers can grow what they want, produce and process their food, and sell it. But there are barriers and pressures for farmers, he said. It’s more expensive to farm in Maryland and there are more regulations for farmers because of the need to protect the Chesapeake Bay, he said.

 

Article Source: Frederick News-Post

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