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Collins will discuss CIDER Act today in Orleans

Posted 3 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Press release, Congressman Chris Collins

MEDINA – Congressman Chris Collins (R-Clarence) will stop at LynOaken Farms and Leonard Oakes Estate Winery today to discuss the Cider Industry Deserves Equal Regulation Act.

Collins, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, introduced the bipartisan CIDER Act that would change the outdated definition of hard cider in federal tax law, allowing the industry to expand and boosting demand for apples, including those grown in New York.

Collins will detail the legislation during a 4 p.m. visit at LynOaken Farms and Leonard Oakes Estate Winery in Medina, 10609 Ridge Rd.

The business both grows apples and produces hard cider. Collins will also be joined by members of Orleans County’s agricultural community.