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Gov. Markell Meets With Farmers To Discuss Agriculture Industry

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DELAWARE - Governor Jack Markell joined the Department of Agriculture Secretary Ed Kee, Representative David Wilson, Representative Harvey Kenton, Representative Timothy Dukes, Representative Charles Paradee, members of the Governor's Council on Agriculture and approximately 25 farmers, as well as the owners and management of Willard's Agri-Service, to talk about current topics and issues important to the first state's agriculture industry.

Secretary Ed Kee says among some of the major topics discussed was the possibility of larger turning lanes so farmers can navigate their bigger vehciles, such as grain trucks, more easily on Delaware's roadways. Kee says overall the farmers did not have many pressing concerns, and that they were very grateful for the businesses that have been brought into Delaware to help their production. Kee also noted that they will not decide on whether or not to implement a "phosphorus management tool," like the potential one in Maryland, for at least two years.

"We're going to different colleges of agriculture in five different states to evaluate that tool, to make sure it's accurate, and representative."

Kee says they plan to discuss the possibility of new traffic plans with the Department of Transportation to see if anything can or should be done.

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