Edition #7: November
 
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  Government Relations  
  Election Brings Winners All Around for Farm Bureau  
 

Maryland Farm Bureau can celebrate some real homegrown winners from the November 6th General Election results. Nine Farm Bureau leaders who have served on county Boards - as presidents, on the state board or as state president - were elected to office this week.

The Farm Bureau family is so proud of our members who are using their talents and expertise to serve the larger community! Good government starts with good people, and Marylanders will be well-served with these folks in public office. Learn more about the elected members here.

 

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  After the Election - What Happens Now?  
 

Cody Lyon, AFBF Managing Director, Advocacy & Political Affairs

"When all's said and done" is an old English saying that's appropriate today. After months of prognostications, punditry and predictions, campaign rallies, speeches, protests and endless advertisements, the voters have had their say and the elections are done. Members of Congress do not know what farmers and ranchers do, and they need to. This presents both a challenge and an opportunity.
Read more here.

 

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  Take Action!  
  Share Your Video Story  
  We know that the trade war is hurting America's farms and ranches. If you've been affected by the financial effects of the trade war or other problems that have made it difficult or impossible to continue to run your farm or ranch, please share your story. Lawmakers need to hear about the challenges you face so we can push for solutions that will help everyone in agriculture. Learn more here.  

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  Subscribe to AFBF Market Intel Reports  
  In a November 1st report, AFBF economists review 2018 crop insurance prices. To read that report or subscribe to receive future Market Intel reports, click here.  

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  Sign Up to Receive Text Alerts  
  Maryland Farm Bureau now has the ability to send text alerts for pressing legislative and regulatory issues. Sign up today to receive these alerts so you know instantly when action needs to be taken.  

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  Upcoming Events  
  WIP Workshops Planned for Fall  
  Following a round of meetings summarizing the progress of the Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) across the state in the spring, state agencies will hold six regional workshops this fall to help local communities address the third phase of Maryland's Watershed Implementation Plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. Find more information here.  

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  Agricultural Conservation Leasing Workshop Series  
   

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  Agritech & Aquatech Forum  
 
Investors, entrepreneurs, watermen, farmers, academics and service providers are invited to the symposium "Agriculture & Aquaculture: The Newest Emerging Technology Sector" on Nov. 28, from 9am to 3pm, at the Universities at Shady Grove. Learn more here.
 

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  Maryland Farm Bureau Annual Convention  
  Are you registered for #MFB18? Maryland Farm Bureau will be holding its Annual Convention December 1st through 4th in Ocean City. For more information and to see the complete schedule of events, download our mobile app or visit our website.  

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  Palmer Amaranth Stakeholder Meeting  
  MDA is holding a 2nd Palmer Amaranth Stakeholders meeting on Dec. 11th from 9 am to 12-noon. They are looking for input on how the Palmer Amaranth problem should be addressed. More details will be out soon. RSVP at ppwm.mda@maryland.gov or 410-841-5920.  

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  Member Benefit  
  Save Your Sick Day & Your Money  
   

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