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Senator Gillibrand, in white, listens to farmers at the Andrews Farm in Fowler.  (Photo: Julie Grant)
Senator Gillibrand, in white, listens to farmers at the Andrews Farm in Fowler. (Photo: Julie Grant)

Gillibrand hopes to give NE farmers a voice in Washington

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been touring New York's agricultural areas to hear from farmers. The Senate is already starting debate on the 2012 Farm Bill. Gillibrand is the first New Yorker on the Senate Agriculture Committee in 40 years.

She told St. Lawrence County farmers she wants to make sure Northeast farmers have a voice when the new Farm Bill is written. She asked how federal policycan better serve the people in the fields and barns. Julie Grant attended the listening session at Bob Andrews' farm in Fowler.  Go to full article

Farm Policy and the Environment, pt. 2

Farmers are concerned about new farm bill. Environmental groups are increasingly demanding, and getting more money for conservation programs. In this second report, the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Gunderson reports that many farmers are concerned about organizations with no agricultural background shaping farm policy.  Go to full article

Farm Policy and the Environment, pt. 1

The first in a two-part series from the Great Lakes Radio Consortium on balancing farm policy and the environment--In this first report, Mary Losure visits a place that's considered to be a success story in the nation's conservation reserve program.  Go to full article

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