October 19, 2020

Saratoga: Today, Elise for Congress announced endorsements from 154 North Country family farms and local agribusinesses. These critical endorsements reflect the campaign’s strong, bipartisan support from farmers across the district due to Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s leadership on agriculture issues in Congress, including passing the Farm Bill and the USMCA which provided critical support for our dairy farmers and agribusinesses throughout our region. 

“I’m honored to earn the endorsement of each of these 154 family farms and agribusinesses across the North Country,” said Stefanik. “I’ve worked hard to deliver results to our agriculture community and am proud to have secured critical wins for our district in the 2018 Farm Bill. I’ve worked to support our dairy farmers by ensuring imitation dairy producers cannot label their products as dairy and securing an expanded dairy market through the USMCA. I was also proud to cosponsor and pass the Workforce Modernization Act to address the labor shortages that have threatened our local family farms. In the last few months, I have remained in constant contact with our farmers and agribusinesses to address their specific needs and make sure they were eligible to receive federal funding to support them throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the market disruptions they have faced. North Country family farms and agribusinesses know that I am the only candidate in this race who understands the significance of our ag sector in our communities and who will work effectively at the federal level to deliver real results for them. I’m proud to have their support.”

“As a sixth generation dairy farmer, I have had the privilege of getting to know Elise very well since her first term in Congress,” said Bill Peck, Welcome Stock Farm. “She has visited my farm multiple times, always making sure to interact with the members of our team and hear our concerns. We appreciate her advocacy on important issues like trade, ag labor, and regulation that have significant impacts on farmers in upstate NY. During the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Elise has worked diligently on behalf of farmers to make sure that we were eligible for important SBA programs and support from USDA. I know that when I have an issue that needs to be addressed, Elise and her office work swiftly to get things done. She truly has the best interests of her farmer constituents in mind, and I am proud to be endorsing her for re-election.”

“Our Multi-generational Farm Business is proud to support Congresswoman Stefanik for reelection to Congress,” said Ron Robbins, North Harbor Dairy. “During her tenure in Congress, she has been a staunch advocate for agriculture, working to reduce regulations, solving labor needs and addressing trade issues. During these past several months, she was quick to make sure dairy industry needs were addressed in the first round of Covid Stimulus and that farms were eligible for the Paycheck Protection program. We look forward to having her represent us for another term.”

“Upstate New York dairy farmers face many unique and important challenges and with COVID those have only become more difficult to manage,” said Neal Rea, Reafield Farm. “Elise understands these challenges, listens to our needs and delivers key relief and results like leading the effort to make farms eligible for the disaster relief loans, expanding the milk donation program that has been popular in towns across the North Country, and working to protect our dairy industry from unfairly labeled products. Farmers across our district know Elise has our backs, especially when the going gets tough, and we are grateful to have such an accessible and diligent advocate in Washington.”

“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Elise personally for many years, and I know for a fact that supporting farmers and the ag sector in the North Country has always been a priority of hers,” said Jon Greenwood, a dairy farmer from Canton. “Elise has worked diligently on many issues important to the farm community, whether it was ag labor, trade, environmental priorities, or working with USDA on important programs. Elise successfully worked with President Trump as he negotiated the USMCA that will allow farmers to have more international market access and stabilize prices. I am proud to endorse Elise and look forward to continuing to work with her on a number of ag priorities. Thank you, Elise!”

“Elise is a strong supporter of all farms – all types and all sizes,” said Shaun Gillilland, Owner of Ben Weaver Farm in Willsboro. “Farmers know that we can reach out to Elise and her office and we can find assistance at any time for any reason. She truly realizes that Agriculture is the backbone of the North Country economy. She clearly puts the interest’s farms, farmers, and the production of food as one of her top priorities in DC. As a small livestock farmer, I am proud to support Elise Stefanik.”

The full list of 154 farmers and agribusinesses is below:

Clinton County

Furnace Brook Farm LLC, Peru

Adirondack Farms, Peru

Rulf’s Orchard, Peru

Parker Family Maple, West Chazy

Rand Hill Maple, Altona

Forrence Orchards, Inc., Peru

Leduc’s Green Acre Farm LLC, Champlain

G & M Farms, Plattsburgh

Carpenter Meadows, Ellenburg Center

Lamberton Farm, Mooers Forks

Spoor Farm, Ellenburg Depot

Chazy Orchards, Chazy

Giroux Poultry, Chazy

Giroux Grain Farm, Chazy

Brow’s Sugarhouse, West Chazy

Dimock Farms, Peru

Northern Orchard Co., Peru

Laurin’s Maple Grove LLC, Chazy

Nevin Hebert Farm, Ellenburg Depot

Adrian Trombley’s Maple, West Chazy

Chazy Lake Maple, Ellenburg Depot

Three L Farm, Altona

Pray’s Farmers Market, Plattsburgh

Prays Family Farm, Plattsburgh

Amazing Grace Vineyard & Winery, Chazy

Country Dreams Farm, Plattsburgh

Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum, Peru

Vesco Ridge Vineyards, West Chazy

Dragoons Farm Equipment, Mooers

Vision Quest Dairy, Ellenburg Depot

Kenny Varin Farm, Ellenburg Depot

Essex County

Bassett Dairy, Saranac Lake

Ben Weaver Farm, Willsboro

Drinkwine’s Produce Stands, Ticonderoga

Lee Garvey Farm, Willsboro


River Edge Farm LLC, Brushton

Dan’s Dairy LLC, Fort Covington

Brockway Hilltop Farm, Fort Covington

Oomsview Holsteins, Constable

Childstock Farms, Malone

Meier’s Artisan Cheese, Ft. Covington

Glengarry Farm LLC, Burke

Merry Den Alpaca Farm, North Bangor

Brockway Hilltop Farm, Fort Covington

Metcalf Farms, Constable

Usher Farm, Tupper Lake

Tucker’s Potato Farm, Gabriels

Winters Harvest, North Bangor

Deno’s Sugar Shack, Brushton

Fulton County

Mac Vean Farms, Johnstown

Rogers Family Apple Orchards, Johnstown

Rogers Family Orchards, Johnstown

Fulton-Montgomery Farmers Market Association, Fulton-Montgomery

Adirondack Auction Sales, Gloversville

Puttman Acres, Gloversville

Lee Hollenbeck Farms, Broadalbin

Hamilton County

McComb’s Oak Hill Farm, Speculator

Herkimer County

Creative Designs by Tiffany, Dolgeville

Jefferson County

Bechaz Dairy, Clayton

Homestead Fields, LaFargeville

Laisdell Dairy Systems, Adams

Sawyer Enterprises, Watertown

Milk Street Dairy LLC, Watertown

Sheland Farms, Adams

Peck Holmstead Farms, Carthage

Robbins Family Farms, Sackets Harbor

Porterdale Farms, Adams Center

CTS Dairy LLC, Ellisburg

Parker Family Farms, Chaumont

Sawyer Farms, Watertown

Greystone Stables, Watertown

Hillcrest Holsteins, Woodville

Dark Island Spirits Distillery, Alexandria Bay

Lewis County

Demko Dairy LLC, Lowville

Headwater Holstein Farm, Turin

Moser’s Mapleridge Farm, Copenhagen

Murcrest Farms, Copenhagen

Sykes’ Maple Products, Harrisville

Terry Thisse Farm, Martinsburg

Marks Farms, Lowville

Beller Farms LLC, Carthage

Double E Dairy LLC, Lowville

Garylaine Farm, Lowville

Pominville Dairy, Croghan

North Harbor Dairy and Robin’s Grain, West Leyden

Lloyd Roes & Sons Farm, Lowville

Ross Farms Co., Lowville

Saratoga County

Hanehan Family Dairy LLC, Saratoga Springs

Peckhaven Farm, Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Sod Farm, Stillwater

Old Saratoga Maple, Schuylerville

Vinceck Farms, Saratoga Springs

McMahon Thoroughbreds, Saratoga Springs

Gansevoort Farmers Market, Gansevoort

South Glens Falls Farmers Market, South Glens Falls

St. Lawrence County

Cowbell Acres, Canton

Roput Farm, Heuvelton

Flack Farms LLC, Lisbon

Galilee Farms LLC, Ogdensburg

Fobare’s Dairy Farm LLC, Rensselaer Falls

Friots Family Farm, Heuvelton

Storie Family Farm, Rensselaer

Adon Farm, Potsdam

Chambers Farm, Heuvelton

Greenwood Farms, Canton

Huntley Family Dairy, Canton

McKnight’s River Breeze Dairy, Chase Mills

Wright Way Dairy, Hermon

Sweeter Creations Sugar House, Madrid

Brandy Brook Haven Farms, Waddington

Southville Maples, Potsdam

Maple River Syrup Co., Canton

Hurlburt’s Maple Products, Canton

Trout Lake Maple, Hermon

Norco Farms, Nicholville

J.P.L. Farms, North Lawrence

Bowden Farm, Hammond

Serenity Acres, Ogdensburg

Ho-Hum Farm, Brasher Falls

Snyder Family Farm, Winthrop

Rutley’s Pure Maple Syrup, Potsdam

No Chance Farms, Lisbon

Swain Farm, Madrid

Loomis Quarter Horses, Waddington

Eggleston Farms, Hermon

Kaneb Orchards, Massena

Willow Shade Farm, Edwards

Bullock Family Beef and Maple, Edwards

Chester Maple Products, Lisbon

Woody’s Maple, Hermon

Hadlock Farm, Hammond

LeBerge & Curtis incorporated, Canton

Agway, Potsdam

Warren County

Bennett’s Maple Products, Glens Falls

Brown’s Tree Farm, Warrensburg

Rounds Fir Farm, Chestertown

Washington County

Battlehill Maple, Fort Ann

Bennett’s Maple, Glens Falls

Stateline Maple Farm, Salem

Grittoli’s Maple, Granville

Ideal Dairy Farms, Hudson Falls

Lakeview Orchards, Dresden

Getty View Farm LLC, Granville

Battlehill Maple, Fort Ann

Maple Acres, Granville

Reafield Farm, Cambridge

The Cheese Farmer, Argyle

Fort Edward Bowling Alley and Farmers Market, Fort Edward

Landview Farms, White Creek

Parkland Alpaca Farm, Granville

Windy Meadows Farm, Whitehall

Stuberry Acres, Argyle

Capital Tractor, Greenwich

Falls Farm and Garden, Hudson Falls