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March 18, 2014

Schumer talks agriculture in Sherburne

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He also thanked Schumer for his “vision and leadership” on dairy issues. This included his efforts in getting Greek yogurt, such as the product made at Chobani with nearby facilities, into public schools through a USDA program.

In thanking Schumer, Chenango County Farm Bureau President Bradd Vickers said without the safety net the farm bill provides, a lot of the cost for the nutritional programs that it also provides would fall back to the local taxpayers. It would also mean the loss of farms.

“I appreciate the work you’ve done, and I appreciate you coming to Chenango County,” said Vickers

Keith Van Althuis, a co-owner of the farm where Schumer spoke, said he has read about the farm bill provisions, but is still learning about the details.

From what he has seen, it looks like Schumer is “doing good work” for farmers.  

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