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#FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Chris Collins (NY-27) Feat. USDA Undersecretary Greg Ibach

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Washington, May 4, 2018 | comments
In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Chris Collins (NY-27) visits the Rudgers Dairy Farm and is joined by USDA Undersecretary Greg Ibach and local New York dairy farmer, Lyman Rudgers, where they discuss the challenges of the current dairy industry and opportunities available to aid beginning farmers in their quest to be successful.


"We need to do everything we can to support the next generation coming in."

Rep. Collins, Rudgers and Ibach said [in part]:
Collins:
We need to do everything we can to support the next generation coming in. Lyman, you’re doing a great job and holding your own, looking for growth. What do you say?

Rudgers:
You know we’ve been able to weather this storm pretty well and we’re still looking forward to what we’re going to do next and how to make our business more viable.

Ibach:
We want to learn from him but also understand at USDA what we can do to make conditions better for him. Whether that’s regulatory or market support or export support. We have short-term problems but we’re also looking for long term answers.


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