Owens, Tonko at FM for rural roundtable

JOHNSTOWN-Representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development office spoke with local business representatives and farmers today at Fulton-Montgomery Community College as part of the New York Rural Roundtable Summit.

U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, and U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, were on hand to meet and speak with local farmers and businessmen at the roundtable summit.

Owens, who served as a member of the Agricultural Committee in the House of Representatives, stressed the importance of these programs and the recently passed 2014 Farm Bill.

Look for more on this story in Thursday’s edition of The Leader-Herald.