Your Turn: Your Feedback On Farmer Bailout & Airport Runway


Struggling dairy farmers are getting a federal bailout. In the north country, it's millions of dollars, but it's cash that won't last long in an industry industry fighting to stay afloat.

Here are some of your emails:


The farmers have been taking a beating for a long time - decades actually. The federal government may be helping them out, but the government has been sending more money elsewhere rather than taking care of their own here at home.

Name Withheld

This would not have to happen if the milk market was not controlled by MEGA monopolized companies. This is too little too LATE for most small family farmers.

George Wright

It sure is nice that the farmers got some help. Now someone explain to me why the government won't help the trucking industry so I can survive.

Donald Wells

The Watertown International Airport is looking to bring in larger planes by extending the runway but the catch is, the feds are only meeting them halfway. The good news is - the federal government has approved a runway extension. The bad news is - it's not long enough.

This is what some of you had to say:


Many of us who no longer live in Watertown would rather fly straight to Watertown than have to go through Syracuse. I think those of us who left must number in the thousands - so please do extend that runway so we can go back for a quick visit.

Tom Hamilton

If viable options were available, I would definitely fly more often. I travel by car to many destinations that I wish I could easily fly to, Boston for example, or even NYC.

Lisa Besaw

The north country needs this runway.  It would make the north country more accessible to business and young people.

Amanda Schell Moore

Saturday, December 10, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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