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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) Acting Under Secretary Doug O’Brien (foreground) holds a handful of oyster spat. It takes approximately two years in Maryland to grow an oyster. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development (RD) agency announced funding support for the Chesapeake Bay Oyster. True Chesapeake Oyster Company will use the funding to support shoreline restoration and repair an existing pier at its oyster growing operation in St. Jerome Creek. Standing next to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) Acting Under Secretary Doug O’Brien (foreground) is Congressman Steny Hoyer (MD) representative Terrance Taylor; Business and Cooperative Program Director Letitia Nichols and The Patapsco Bank President Michael Dee. USDA has guaranteed a bank loan that will help the oyster operation grow and also protect Chesapeake Bay. USDA photo.
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