Farmers elect Shaffer new Pa. Farm Bureau president

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HERSHEY, Pa. -Pennsylvania Farm Bureau members have elected vice president Carl Shaffer as the organization’s new president. Shaffer replaces Guy Donaldson.
Voting delegates from 54 county Farm Bureaus elected Shaffer to a two-year term during the organization’s annual meeting in Hershey.
“I will devote 100 percent of my energy to serve the farm families of Pennsylvania, and do my best to never betray their trust,” said Shaffer.
Shaffer, a Columbia County vegetable and crop farmer, has served as vice president since 1996. Shaffer has also served as chairman of the policy development committee and as a member of the Department of Environmental Protection agricultural advisory board.
Shaffer says Farm Bureau has performed well, but the organization can’t rest on its past accomplishments.
“Several major battles have yet to be won. Whether the issue is illegal ordinances, out-of-control health insurance costs, or anything else that hurts finances, PFB must establish a plan to solve the problem,” said Shaffer.
Shaffer’s election as president leaves the position of vice president vacant. The board of directors will vote at a future date to selected Shaffer’s replacement.

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