Protecting milk choices in our schools

North Country and Upstate New York dairy farmers work hard to provide nutritious milk for our communities. I led bipartisan efforts to successfully delay Mayor Eric Adams’ ban on flavored milk in NYC schools. I will continue fighting to protect milk choices in New York public schools.

Strengthening US Manufacturing and Farming by Passing USMCA

I proudly supported the USMCA trade agreement, which has helped expand our markets for American-made goods and bolster NY-21’s economy. This agreement was a significant win for farmers, small businesses, manufacturers, and families.

Fighting for North Country Dairy Producers

Dairy is one of the most significant economic drivers in NY-21. That’s why Elise cosponsored the Dairy Pride Act, which would protect our dairy farmers from other producers unfairly labelling their non-dairy products as “milk.” 

Healthy Food for Families and Supporting Farmers

Elise advocated for USDA funding to incentivize SNAP recipients to buy fruits & vegetables. Both our low-income families and farmers have struggled due to COVID-19, and this funding gives North Country families access to healthier foods while also helping our local farmers boost their produce distribution.

Supporting the Family Farmer Relief Act

Providing Aid to our Family Farmers

I cosponsored the Family Farmer Relief Act, which President Trump signed into law. This important legislation will provide aid to our North Country farming families during difficult economic times. During this tough time, it is more important than ever that our family farms have the resources and flexibility they need to keep providing for our […]

COVID-19 Relief for Apple Growers

Fighting for Relief for Our North Country Apple Growers

I worked with the USDA to include apple growers in their COVID-19 food assistance program. Our North Country apple farmers have suffered during this pandemic, and we need to make sure that they are able to recover just like the rest of our agricultural community.

Agricultural Workforce Resources

Fighting for Resources for Our Dairy Farmers

Our North Country economy depends on our farmers, and we need to make sure they have access to the resources they need to thrive. That’s why I helped the House pass legislation that will now allow our dairy farmers access to the important H-2A program which provides a stable and legal workforce so our farmers […]

Helping Dairy Farmers and Food Banks

Helping Dairy Farmers and Food Banks

I worked across the aisle to expand the milk donation program to help get milk to those in need. This important Result provides funding for dairy producers with an excess supply of milk to connect with food banks to help both our dairy farmers and our North Country families in need.