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Schumer Sees CIA as Resource for Farmers; Crown Maple Farm Agrees

Poughkeepsie Journal - September 30, 2011

Helping local farmers flourish is a key to job growth and economic development in the Hudson Valley. That was the message Friday from state and federal lawmakers who came to Dutchess County to talk about ways government can help farmers market their products.

At a news conference at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., unveiled plans to seek nearly $5 million in federal funds to enable the CIA to help local growers.

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