Above, Laurian Bettencourt, a dairy farmer, speaks during the public comments session during the State Board of Food and Agriculture meeting on Tuesday. At top, farmer Aldo Sansoni tells the panel, “Your decisions will have a long and lasting effect on the local, regional and state economy.”
Above, Laurian Bettencourt, a dairy farmer, speaks during the public comments session during the State Board of Food and Agriculture meeting on Tuesday. At top, farmer Aldo Sansoni tells the panel, “Your decisions will have a long and lasting effect on the local, regional and state economy.” bahbeck@mercedsunstar.com
Above, Laurian Bettencourt, a dairy farmer, speaks during the public comments session during the State Board of Food and Agriculture meeting on Tuesday. At top, farmer Aldo Sansoni tells the panel, “Your decisions will have a long and lasting effect on the local, regional and state economy.” bahbeck@mercedsunstar.com

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