Congressman Hanna discusses Farm Bill in Oneida

By WKTV News

ONEIDA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Congressman Richard Hanna appeared in Oneida, Thursday, to discuss the impact that the new Farm Bill will have on Central New York.

Hanna said that the new bill sets the agenda for the next 5 years, giving stability to New York farmers.
The bill came about because of many outdated policies concerning farming legislation, and Hanna, who grew up on a family farm himself understands the hard work and dedication it takes to be a farmer, and believes that the new Farm Bill with give those people the type of assistance they need.
"It's hard work, but it's a lifestyle that people love, and it's part of our culture, part of our history of Upstate New York," the Congressman said. "It's the one thing they can't take away from us, it's our land."
The new bill offers farmers a more modern dairy support system and supports specialty and organic crops.

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