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Perry County’s farmers market draws fans of fruits, vegetables and other locally grown products to Tell City twice weekly. More vendors are needed to keep crowds coming, said Betty Cash. She is director of the county’s convention and visitors bureau.
Challenges in near term but county’s ag economy abuzz with opportunities

By VINCE LUECKE

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LEOPOLD – In a wide-ranging lunchtime discussion, members of Perry County’s agriculture community shared ideas and identified opportunities for strengthening the ties of Perry Countians to the land that sustains and feeds them.

While challenges, chief among them lower commodity prices, are straining farm budgets, those present said the county is situated to leverage several important strengths.

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