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February 9, 2007

Albany - Hundreds of farmers from all over the country are in Albany this weekend to find out what they can do to keep the family farm running. Farmers are learning about the latest production methods as well as diseases that could harm their crops.

Rural Development Under Secretary Thomas Dorr says a major focus of farming right now is on renewable energy, and all farmers are keeping a close eye on the proposed farm bill for 2007. He says, "Make it more effective and we're going to deal with a number of the ongoing issues of disaster relief. We're going to tighten payments, implementation issues."

The conference continues Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn. Congressman Sanford Bishop is expected to give farmers a Congressional update. They'll also learn more about Women in Agriculture.

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