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Owens Announces Agricultural Advisory Committee

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Washington, DC, May 9, 2013 | comments
Congressman Bill Owens today announced an Agricultural Advisory Committee for New York’s 21st Congressional District. The Committee consists of members of the farm community from across the district and is intended to help advise Congressman Owens on the needs of New York farmers and provide a local perspective on farm policy for his work in Washington.
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Congressman Bill Owens today announced an Agricultural Advisory Committee for New York’s 21st Congressional District. The Committee consists of members of the farm community from across the district and is intended to help advise Congressman Owens on the needs of New York farmers and provide a local perspective on farm policy for his work in Washington. 

“Local input is invaluable to my ability to represent the district,” said Congressman Bill Owens.  “This is another way to stay in touch with concerns on the ground and ensure the needs of a large and diverse farm district are being addressed.   I appreciate the willingness of New York farm leaders to serve on my advisory committee and look forward to discussing agricultural issues with them in the near future.”

Congressman Owens will hold an inaugural meeting via conference call with the group next week where he will give them an update on the Farm Bill’s progress in Washington and get the Committee’s initial input on what they would like to see in the Farm Bill. 

Congressman Owens, who served on the House Agriculture Committee in the 112th Congress, introduced a series of bills this year related to farm issues.  These include legislation to reduce trade barriers for apple exports to Canada, to increase access to credit for farmers, to boost the New York maple industry and a bill to improve access to agricultural labor.

The over 40 person member committee is preliminary, and more members will be added down the road.  A complete list of the Advisory Committee, by county, is listed below:

 

Clinton

Sam

Dyer

Clinton

Todd

Giroux

Clinton

Willie and Craig

Giroux

Clinton

Tony

LaPierre

Clinton

Angela

Swan

Clinton

Dan

Tetreault

Essex

Shaun

Gillilland

Essex

Will

Gunnison

Essex

Adam

Hainer

Essex

Erik

Leerkes

Essex

Michael

McCaliffe

Franklin

Ralph

Child

Franklin

Kirby

Selkirk

Fulton

James

Canary

Fulton

Jeffrey

Rugen

Hamilton

Dave and Karen

McComb

Hamilton

Mike

Romanych

Jefferson

Jay

Canzonier

Jefferson

Michael

Haycook

Jefferson

Steve

Conaway

Jefferson

Don

Holman

Jefferson

Todd and Heather

Hyman

Jefferson

Mike

Kiechle

Jefferson

Larry

Rudd

Jefferson

Nick

Surdo

Jefferson

W. Edward

Walldroff

Jefferson

Jay

Matteson

Lewis

Loren and Chris

Bush

Lewis

Sue

Maring

Lewis

Joe

Shultz

Saratoga

Charles

Hanehan

Saratoga

Edgar

King

St. Lawerence

David

Fisher

St. Lawerence

Andy

Hurlbut

St. Lawerence

Aaron

Stauffer

Warren

Tony

Harvish

Washington

Tom

Borden

Washington

Sheldon

Brown

Washington

Mike

Kilpatrick

Washington

Neal

Rea

Washington

Jay

Skellie

Washington

Phil

Weaver

Washington

Brian

Campbell

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