Bill Owens knows how important farmers and ranchers are to our economy, and to the values that guide us in our everyday lives. Farmers and ranchers in Upstate New York work hard to provide America with a safe, affordable and abundant food supply, and it is incumbent upon us to give them the support they need to get the job done.
That's why Owens will fight to help local farmers and ranchers by using subsidies and import limits to make sure they get fair prices for their goods. And Owens supports Senator Chuck Schumer's call for an investigation into why dairy farmers are getting paid lower and lower prices for their milk, while the price of milk remains high in stores. Bill will go to Congress and work for farm policy that works for producers as well as consumers to make our local economy work better for everyone.
Bill will make rural development a priority in Congress, and protect the agricultural jobs that sustain so many families in Northern and Central New York. From rural broadband deployment to issues of water supply and rural housing, Bill will fight to continually improve the lives of rural New Yorkers. In Congress, he will work to make sure that New York's farms are kept healthy and strong for generations to come.