Farmers from across Frederick County, Md., packed into Winchester Hall to hear the results of a survey outlining local farmer’s concerns.
Farmers were able to tell the county their biggest hurdles in the industry with the results of the survey now being announced. According to the report, some challenges that local farmers face include: commodity prices, government incentives, and labor issues. Garnder said agriculture makes up a large part of the economy in Frederick, and economic support for this industry was crucial.
“This is the first of it’s kind, economic development roundtable for agriculture so we are looking forward to having a good turnout and a good discussion,” said Jan Gardner, County Executive.
Gardner announced the survey back in March.
Gardner said she wants today’s agricultural discussion to extend past the roundtable and perhaps find it’s way to agriculture legislation.