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News Release

For Immediate Release
September 7, 2017

Governor Sununu Press Office
(603) 271-2121

Department of Agriculture Commissioner Lorraine Merrill to Retire

Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement announcing the intended retirement of New Hampshire Department of Agriculture Commissioner Lorraine Merrill.

"For the past 10 years, Commissioner Merrill has done an outstanding job as Commissioner of Agriculture. Her passion and dedication for New Hampshire farms, farmers and local communities across the State of New Hampshire will be missed. I wish her all the best in her future endeavors."

"It has been a real privilege to serve the people of New Hampshire as Commissioner of Agriculture," said Lorraine Merrill. "These 10 years have brought challenges, but also opportunities—and renewed awareness of the importance of local farms and foods for our communities and our state. I will especially miss the dedicated, hard-working team of professionals I have had the honor of serving with at the Department of Agriculture."

"As Chairman of the Agriculture Advisory Board, I have appreciated Lorraine's hard work and recognition of New Hampshire's diverse agriculture portfolio," said John Moulton. "Lorraine's ability to market, promote, and advocate for the Agricultural interests of New Hampshire are top notch, and we will miss her steadfast leadership over at the Department of Agriculture."

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