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At least the second Maryland agricultural conference has been disrupted by precautions concerning the new coronavirus.

The state Ag Department announced March 10 that it would postpone the Maryland Farmers Market Conference, originally scheduled for March 18. The department is planning to offer webinars at a later date and will contact those who have already registered for the event. Registration fees will be refunded.

The agency said the decision was made "out of an abundance of caution."

The Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association announced yesterday that it would shorten its three-day annual meeting in Ellicott City to one day, March 26. The group was set to fete its centennial at the meeting and may still do so later.

Maryland is one of more than 30 states where the Covid-19 virus has been detected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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