A division of the Department of Homeland Security is planning to hold a hearing later this month on a plan to build a new border station at the tiny Vermont crossing with Quebec known as Morses Line.

Customs and Border Protection spokesman Ted Wood says the hearing will be held May 22 in the town of Franklin, but the details have yet to be worked out.

CBP is planning to upgrade the port of entry facilities at the little-used Morses Line, but a local dairy farmer says the plan will take too much of a valuable hayfield.

Last month U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to look into the issue. She promised that a hearing would be held to learn local concerns.

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