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Assemblyman Dahle Hosts Successful Ag Town Hall

All the chairs were full and some people were standing for two hours as Assemblyman Brian Dahle hosted an Agriculture Town Hall meeting today at the Supervisors Chamber in the Rood Center.
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Assemblyman Dahle, who is himself a 4th generation farmer heard from local ranchers and farmers that it’s getting hard to stay on the family farm or run an Dahle-Ag-hearing-DaisAgriculture business. Clifford Peterson says he used to raise   rabbits and sell  the meat to local grocery stores. He claims he can no longer do that because he’s required to have a Certified Kitchen which is cost prohibitive. All the farmers and ranchers are concerned about the continuing drought and limited water storage in the state. California Farm Bureau second vice president Jamie Johansson says the lack of   processing plants in the state is another problem.
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Several FFA members from Nevada Union High School, including Maxie Holmberg-Douglas  were also in attendance to urge support for the Ag Incentive Grant which dedicates money to the education of Ag Students.
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Tom Browning who is a 6th generation rancher in Nevada County says it was nice to have people in places of decision making willing to listen to them.
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Agriculture is the biggest Industry in the state.  If California were a nation it would be  dahle-Ag-Hearing-crowdthe third largest agriculture source in the world.

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