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May 8, 2013

Gillibrand outlines Farm Bill priorities

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“It’s a Band Aid,” Martin said, “but it’s better than nothing.”

Barbara Hanselman, who also has a dairy farm in South Kortright, said: “I have a lot of respect for her.”

She praised Gillibrand’s efforts as “an ag supporter who has been eager to learn the issues.” Hanselman said she supports Gillibrand’s efforts to change the way milk is priced, but has mixed feelings on a couple of issues, such as a split between large and small producers and setting a margin.

It’s still important that farmers be “good managers,” Hanselman aid.

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