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CITY OF NEWBURGH — Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney will open an office in Newburgh on Monday.
Federal budget cuts affecting schools, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and other programs and institutions throughout the Hudson Valley and Catskills lumbered into reality on Friday, as last-minute talks in Washington to avert them sputtered.
President Barack Obama and congressional leaders will make a final attempt at a pre-deadline compromise at a White House meeting this morning to avoid the automatic sequester cuts, but top lawmakers conceded the prospects were dim for a deal in the short term.
Delayed flights. Closed government offices. Services brought to a standstill. Employees told to stay home and forget about collecting a paycheck.
That's what may be in store today in the Hudson Valley as sequestration takes effect and federal officials begin to cut more than $85 billion in federal expenditures.
Agriculture is one of Hudson Valley's leading industries and local farmers are fighting to keep it that way. Farmers from across the region turned out for an Agricultural Town Hall Meeting hosted by Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney. YNN's Meredith Zaritheny was there and has more on how local leaders and farmers are teaming up to save the farming way of life.
A congressman from New York’s Hudson Valley will hold an Agriculture Town Hall gathering Wednesday in Orange County. The forum comes as Congress begins to consider a long-term farm bill.
Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney will hold the forum in Warwick. He says he wants to hear the concerns and priorities of local farmers and producers.
WARWICK — Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney will have a public forum Wednesday on farming issues.
Maloney, a freshman Democrat representing Orange County, serves on the House Agriculture Committee.
He said he wants to “hear the concerns and priorities of our local farmers and producers” as Congress resumes debating the stalled Farm Bill.