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.
Campaigning at Dairy Farms
A Republican candidate for Congress addresses farmers' troubles.
May 7, 2010 | Ian Squires