Farm Bureau delegates

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Mike Cannon (left) and David Thornhill were Rappahannock County’s representatives earlier this month among the 275 delegates who helped formulate legislative policies during the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2016 annual convention in Hot Springs.

The delegates adopted policy positions to guide Farm Bureau’s legislative direction during the 2017 General Assembly, addressing issues that include the impact of budget shortfalls on key agriculture and forestry programs; supporting the sale of meat from state-inspected facilities and maintaining state inspectors to get new and emerging facilities online to meet growing demand and supporting the sale of pasteurized milk from inspected sources.

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