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Sen. Gillibrand calls for help for dairy farmers

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - Senator Kirstin Gillibrand is pushing legislation to help dairy farmers after they've had to pay millions of dollars in premiums for an insurance program. The Dairy Margin Protection Program is the primary insurance option for dairy farmers.

Gillibrand's legislation ensures farmers would automatically receive a check for funds not used to pay claims. Right now, that money goes back to the Treasury Department.

Senator Gillibrand's legislation would ensure that dairy farmers automatically receive a check in the mail at the end of the production year for any insurance premium funds not used to pay claims to them ‎during the previous year.

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