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Congressional hearing seeks Farm Bill comments

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The House Agriculture Committee convenes a hearing this morning on the federal Farm Bill at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake.

The hearing is one of only four scheduled for outside Washington DC so far on the bill. It comes at the invitation of Rep. Bill Owens of Plattsburgh. The public is welcome.

See the live webcast via the link below, and hear more this afternoon on All Before Five.

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The Farm Bill looms large for America’s agriculture industry, and for people who eat the food farmers produce.  The massive law is rewritten  every four years; this hearing will gather public comment on the version now in the works.

Today’s witness list includes farmers and producers from around New York, including Michele Ledoux, of the Adirondack Beef Company in Croghan, Ralph Child, who grows seed potatoes and leafy greens at Childstock Farm in Malone, and  Adam Sullivan, of Sullivan Apple Orchards, in Peru.

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