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Drought meeting announced for Decatur to be in Belle Mina on Wednesday

MONTGOMERY — Farmers can discuss drought-related concerns with state agricul-ture officials at a 9-to-10:15
a.m. meeting Wednesday at Tennessee Valley Research and Extension Center in Belle Mina.

The Department of Agriculture and Industries originally announced the meeting would be in Decatur.

Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks, Alabama Farmers Cooperative President Tommy Paulk and Alabama Farmers Federation Executive Director Mike Kilgore will be at the meeting.

Agriculture Department officials said the Decatur-area visit will be part of a three-city tour to give farmers a chance to relay current growing conditions, drought concerns, imminent needs and the status of state and federal drought relief efforts.

For more information online, go to the department Web site at www.agi.alabama.gov.

M.J. Ellington

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