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Sen. Gallion: Fighting for Maryland’s rural and agricultural heritage

Sen. Gallion: Fighting for Maryland’s rural and agricultural heritage

One of a series of weekly commentaries from Harford County state legislators regarding the 2019 Maryland General Assembly session.

The number one industry in the state of Maryland is agriculture, but it doesn’t take long in Annapolis to see that it’s not celebrated by everyone. Many bills this legislative session seem to target our number one industry and enforce strict rules and regulations on Maryland farmers. The consequences of these bills could result in economic hardship and the closure of businesses.

The dairy industry in Maryland is a perfect example of what happens when low prices combined with over regulation increases the economic burden on farmers. There...

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