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Campaigning at Dairy Farms

A Republican candidate for Congress addresses farmers' troubles.

Ian Squires

Low milk prices having been hammering the nation’s dairy farmers, including those in New York’s 24th congressional district, where Republican Candidate Richard Hanna is challenging Democrat Michael Arcuri. According to a May 7 article in the Little Falls, NY Evening Times, Hanna said the area is at a “crossroads in terms of farming.” New York dairy farmer Gretchen Maine’s March 29 OtherWords op-ed addressed some of the same challenges. “Dairy farmers don’t want a handout, just the fair prices we deserve,” Maine wrote.