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The Story of Our 2012: Annual Report

Rural America is a stronger place after 2012, and it's because of you. Attached below you will find the story of our 2012— remember that's the story of your efforts and the Center's. In the annual report you read discriptions of the many Center activities in 2012 in such areas as family farming, new economic activity, advocacy, and many others.

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Septic-Based Rural Development Restrictions Prompt Protest

Tim Wheeler of The Baltimore Sun reported on Tractorcade, a protest in front of the Statehouse in Annapolis. State-imposed restrictions on septic-based rural development prompted the protest.

The controversy arises over a law introduced by Gov. Martin O’Malley and passed last year despite objections from rural lawmakers. Wheeler says the law “restricts large-scale housing development that would rely on septic systems.