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ARA Member Testifies Before Senate Ag Committee

Alec Sheffer, Director of Retail Sales for Agri-AFC in Montgomery, Ala., addressed the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. He appeared before the committee during a hearing titled: “Examining the Farm Economy: Perspectives on Rural America.”

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