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Farm Bureau Discussion, Tour Highlights Issues Farmers are Facing


August 26, 2021

Anna Baughman

Dave Rice of Clover Creek Cheese Cellar shows off his cattle. Clover Creek Cheese Cellar is the only legal cheese seller in Blair County.

The Blair County Farm Bureau held a legislative Farm/Agribusiness Tour at Clover Creek Cheese Cellar in Williamsburg on Aug. 20, 2021.

After introductions of the farmers, local politicians, and agricultural agencies attending, Laverne Nolt began a guided discussion on issues for action for local farms.

Sen. Judy Ward spoke on the exemption for conversion of farm buildings for event spaces. She said event spaces typically have to comply with codes that aren't feasible for barns and other buildings on farms. Ward noted that event spaces require sprinkler systems, but these systems are most...

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