Stefanik Earns Endorsement of Over 100 North Country Family Farms and Agricultural Leaders

Thursday, November 1, 2018


– Farmers and the North Country Agriculture Community Recognize Stefanik as a True Advocate & Experienced Leader in Touch with their Needs –

Glens Falls: The Stefanik campaign today announced the endorsement of 107 family farms and Agribusinesses across the 21st District. The endorsements span not only a number of products, including dairy, apples and other specialty crops, but also farmers markets, retailers, and a farming museum.

“Dairy farmers are people who really work hard and value that, so when we say that Elise is working hard for us in D.C., it means something,” said George Sayward, who owns a dairy farm in Willsboro. “Elise showed her concern for me and my farm when we spoke at the Essex County Fair, but seeing her act on those concerns is the reason so many farmers are backing her.”

“While specialty crops are often forgotten in Albany and Washington, we’ve been lucky to have Elise Stefanik as our Congresswoman,” said Bruce Carpenter, a Christmas tree farmer and maple producer in Lake Luzerne. “The expansion of services, programs, and assistance Elise advocated for in the Farm Bill will be a big help for anyone growing crops that range from Christmas trees to grapes to bed flowers. Naturally, supporting Elise was a no-brainer.”

“Our farm had a work order delayed for 34 days by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,” said Jesse Mulbury of Northern Orchards Co. in Peru. “We contacted Elise and she helped us get our workers and resolve the holdup.”

“We appreciate Elise’s dedication to stabilizing dairy prices, and the farming community commends the work she has accomplished for North Country farmers,” said Tom Pominville, a dairy farmer from Croghan.

“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Elise personally for many years, and I know for a fact that supporting farmers has always been a priority of hers,” said Jon Greenwood, a dairy farmer from Canton. “Elise has worked on many issues important to the farm community, always reaching out and listening to farmers, and willing to work across the aisle. Elise worked with President Trump as he negotiated a trade deal with Canada that will allow farmers to export more milk and stabilize prices. U.S. farmers are walking away with a win. Thank you, Elise!”

“Thank you Elise for sponsoring legislation which protects the North Country farmers and allows us to protect the livelihood for future generations,” said Ron Robbins, a dairy farmer in Sackets Harbor.

“We hosted Elise at our farm earlier this month, and we’re excited to stand up to support Elise for reelection,” said Sue and Pete McElwain of Merry Den Alpaca Farm in North Bangor. “During Elise’s visit, she was attentive to our farm and our needs as businesspeople, and has committed herself to advance the cause of specialty farmers in the North Country.”

“Elise is a stellar Congresswoman because she is delivering results on more than just one issue,” said Charles Hanehan of Hanehan Family Dairy in Saratoga. “While she’s been dairy farmers’ biggest ally, she’s also done so much to protect Fort Drum, support our veterans and fix our broken healthcare system.”

“Since I first ran for Congress, I have fought tirelessly to help farmers – the backbone of the North Country’s economy – address the many difficulties they face,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “It’s an honor to have bipartisan recognition from family farms, orchards, sugar houses, and retailers from all across the 21st District. I will continue to advocate for reforms that will expand markets for Ag products, cut burdensome regulations and resolve labor shortages.”

Congresswoman Stefanik has kept her promises to North Country Farmers by reaching across the aisle to deliver real results, passing important reforms and introducing and cosponsoring critical agricultural legislation:

Signed into Law:

The Bipartisan Budget Act that included needed reforms to support our North Country Dairy Farmers:

Passed the 2018 Farm Bill in the House:

  • Expanding rural broadband by funding $500 million in loan and grant programs.
  • Enhancing coverage levels for dairy farmers who have faced a crisis in recent years.
  • Reducing premiums for dairy farmers’ first five million pounds of milk, helping smaller farms.
  • Assisting U.S. farmers and ranchers harmed by unfair trade practices.

A complete, county by county list of the 107 North Country family farms and agriculture community members endorsing Congresswoman Stefanik is below:

Clinton County

  • Adirondack Farms, Peru
  • Applejacks Orchard, Peru
  • Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum, Peru
  • Bassett Farms, Cadyville
  • Brow’s Sugarhouse, West Chazy
  • Carpenter Meadows, Ellenburg Center
  • Chazy Orchards, Chazy
  • Ducharme Dairy, Chazy
  • Forrence Orchards Inc., Peru
  • Furnace Brook Farm LLC, Peru
  • G & M Farms, Plattsburgh
  • Giroux Dairy Farm, Chazy
  • Giroux Poultry, Chazy
  • Gonya Farm, Beekmantown
  • Gonyo Brothers Farm, Mooers
  • Hebert Farm, Ellenburg Depot
  • Hidden View Farm LLC, Champlain
  • Lamberton Farm, Mooers Forks
  • Leduc’s Green Acre Farm LLC, Champlain
  • Manor Family Farm, Ellenburg Center
  • Maple Grand Farm, Peru
  • Northern Orchards Co. Inc., Peru
  • Parker Family Maple Farm, West Chazy
  • Rand Hill Maple, Altona
  • Spoor Farm, Ellenburg Depot
  • Vision Quest Dairy, Ellenburg Depot
  • Vesco Ridge Vineyards, West Chazy


  • Beebe’s Farm, Moriah
  • Ben Weaver Farm, Willsboro
  • Lee Garvey Farm, Willsboro
  • Manfred Family Farm, Westport
  • Sayward’s Ridge View Farm, Willsboro


  • Brockway Hilltop Farm, Fort Covington
  • Burkeside Farm, Burke
  • Childstock Farms, Malone
  • Dan’s Dairy LLC, Fort Covington
  • Glengarry Farms LLC, Burke
  • Meier’s Artisan Cheese, Ft. Covington
  • Merry Den Alpaca Farm, North Bangor
  • Oomsview Holsteins, Constable


  • High Tower Farms, Broadalbin
  • Lee Hollenbeck Farm, Broadalbin
  • Mac Vean Farms, Johnstown
  • Sammons Farms, Johnstown
  • Skiff’s Dairy Farm, Perth
  • Subik Farms, Johnstown


  • Bechaz Dairy, Clayton
  • Deer Run Dairy, Adams
  • Homestead Fields, LaFargeville
  • Laisdell Dairy Systems, Adams
  • Peck Holmstead Farm, Carthage
  • Robbins Family Farm, Sackets Harbor
  • Sawyer Enterprises, Watertown
  • Sheland Farms, Adams


  • Demko Dairy LLC, Lowville
  • Garylaine Farm, Lowville
  • Golfcrest Dairy, Lowville
  • Headwater Holstein Farm, Turin
  • Marks Farms, Lowville
  • Moser Dairy, Copenhagen
  • Moser’s Mapleridge Farm, Copenhagen
  • Pominville Dairy LLC, Croghan
  • Terry Thisse Farm, Martinsburg


  • Hanehan Family Dairy LLC, Saratoga Springs
  • Gansevoort Farmers Market, Gansevoort
  • Gifford Farm, Gansevoort
  • Peckhaven Farm, Saratoga Springs
  • Welcome Stock Farm, Schuylerville
  • South Glens Falls Farmers Market, Moreau

St. Lawrence

  • Adon Farm, Potsdam
  • Brandy Brook Haven Farms, Madrid
  • Bullock Family Beef and Maple, Edwards
  • Chambers Farm, Heuvelton
  • Chester Maple Products, Lisbon
  • Eggleston Farms, Hermon
  • Fine-n-Dandy, Waddington
  • Greenwood Farms, Canton
  • Huntley Family Dairy, Canton
  • Hurlbut’s Maple Products, Canton
  • J.P.L Farms Inc., Nicholville
  • Kaneb Orchards, Massena
  • Laing Family Farm, Potsdam
  • Loomis Quarter Horses, Waddington
  • Maple River Syrup Company, Canton
  • McKnight’s River Breeze Dairy, Chase Mills
  • Norco Farms, Nicholville
  • Shady Lawn View Farm, Schuyler Falls
  • Shiltz Farms, Lawrence
  • Skyes’ Maple Products, Harrisville
  • Southville Maples, Nicholville
  • Swain Farm, Madrid
  • Trout Lake Maple, Gouverneur
  • Ware’s Sugar House, Winthrop
  • Willow Shade Farm, Edwards
  • Woody’s Maple, Hermon
  • Wright Way Dairy, Hermon


  • Argyle Cheese Farm, Argyle
  • Battlehill Maple, Fort Ann
  • Bennett’s Maple Products, Glens Falls
  • Capital Tractor Inc., Greenwich
  • Falls Farm & Garden, Hudson Falls
  • Fort Edward Bowling Alley Farmers Market, Fort Edward
  • Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House, Whitehall
  • Stateline Maple Farm, Salem


  • Hidden Hollow Maple Farm, Warrensburg
  • River Bend Christmas Tree Farm, Lake Luzerne
  • Valley Road Maple Farm, Thurman

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