Republican candidate for the 22nd Congressional District Steve Wells was at North Star Orchards in Westmoreland on Thursday.

He met with local farmers and unveiled a plan to roll back government regulations he says are hurting upstate New York farmers.

Wells says according to a report by the Heritage Foundation, the expansion of regulations under the Obama Administration has cost farmers over $108 billion a year.

Wells' proposal would also put a two-year moratorium on new regulations.

Wells will face Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney and George Phillips in a June 28th GOP Primary.