Agriculture Notes

AGRICULTURE NOTES

November 13, 2005

Md. Angus Women to hold basket bingo

The Maryland Angus Women will hold Longaberger basket bingo Nov. 26 at the Carroll County Agriculture Center, Smith Avenue, Westminster.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. The evening will feature 20 games, a raffle for the Christmas collection and a winner-takes-all raffle.

Food will be available.

Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door.

Proceeds will benefit the Maryland Angus Women's scholarship fund.

Information: 410-751-1257.

Farm agency panels are being elected

Farmers, ranchers and other agriculture producers can vote for candidates to serve on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency county committees.

Carroll elections are being held for the Taneytown, Keymar, Union Bridge and New Windsor areas.

Committees make decisions on county commodity price-support loan eligibility, establishment of allotments and yields, conservation programs, disaster programs, employment and other issues.

County committees must annually review the local administrative area boundaries to ensure fair representation of socially disadvantaged producers in their area.

Ballots have been mailed to eligible voters. The deadline to return ballots is Dec. 5.

Elected committee members and alternates take office Jan. 1.

Information: 410-848-2780.

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