For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Sue Walitsky 202-224-4524
February 21, 2014
CARDIN TO HOST ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH HARFORD COUNTY
Maryland farms produce more than $1.3 billion of agricultural products annually, and they employ
Monday, February 24 at 9:00AM,U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) will visit Harford County for a regional discussion on agricultural and environmental issues with local farmers and community leaders. He’ll be joined by members of the Harford County Agriculture Advisory Board, the Harford County Farm Bureau and the Harford County Soil Conservation District. Earlier this month, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the Conference Report on the Farm Bill, which provides a variety of benefits and resources to Maryland’s farmers. It also continues a strong foundation for restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The roundtable discussion is on-the-record for media coverage.
“Agriculture is Maryland’s number one industry despite the great challenges that come with farming in our state. But Maryland farmers understand how valuable a healthy Chesapeake Bay is: a healthier Bay means better water and soil for regional farming and a healthier overall economy for the region and the nation,” said Senator Cardin.
WHEN: Monday, February 24 – 9:00AM
WHAT: Harford County Farmers/Agriculture Roundtable
WHERE: Broom's Bloom Dairy
1700 South Fountain Green Road, Bel Air, MD
Broom’s Bloom Dairy is a family owned dairy farm that began selling ice cream just to stay afloat in an uncertain economy. It is one of only 15 dairy farms left in Harford County.