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Farmers gather in Saranac lake for Farm Bill hearing

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About 300 people showed up for Friday's farm bill forum at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake. The US House Agriculture Committee hearing was one of only 4 to be held outside Washington, DC.

The Farm bill is rewritten every four years--the last time the massive set of regulations was authorized was in 2008. The current farm bill expires in September.

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Nora Flaherty
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The hearing gathered public comment on the version now in the works. Julie Grant was at the hearing, and she checked in with Nora Flaherty from Saranac Lake:

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