May 30, 2013
PDT Staff Writer
On Thursday the Scioto County Farm Bureau held its annual policy development breakfast in the foyer of the Scioto County Courthouse.
“Through this event we’re promoting farmers and this is our public policy time, so we start thinking about policies we want to adopt for the upcoming year,” said Kim Harless, Organization Director for the Scioto County Farm Bureau. “We’re also handing out some information about what the farm bureau is, what we do and how they can get involved.”
She said this is the fifth year the Scioto County Farm Bureau has held a policy development breakfast.
“We used to do this off-site and we did not get a lot of turnout so we brought it to the courthouse,” Harless said.
She said as a result of the breakfast, they have seen added memberships.
“It’s more of an awareness thing for us and to let people know we’re out here in Scioto County. I think it’s good information for them to see what we do,” Harless said.
Part of the literature that was being distributed was an informational titled Farmer’s Share of Retail Food Dollar. The sheet detailed the farmer’s share of common products such as bread, eggs, milk and soda.
According to information on the sheet provided from the United States Department of Agriculture, one pound of bacon retails for $5.33 in which the farmer receives $0.85. One pound of bread retails for $2.99 in which the farmer receives $0.19. One dozen eggs retails for $3.49 in which the farmer receives $1.06 and one gallon of fat free milk retails for $4.19 in which the farmer receives $1.72.
For more information about the Scioto County Farm Bureau visit them on Facebook or call 740-286-4598.
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