Joint statement released on Farm Labor Wage Board decision


On behalf of farmers across New York State, we thank New York Farm Bureau President David Fisher for representing the voice of agriculture, and we appreciate the Farm Labor Wage Board for recognizing that additional time and data is needed.

We expect that when the Board reconvenes in 2021, they will realize that information from multiple growing seasons is required to make a reasonable recommendation on the future of farming in New York State. Further we call upon expert resources from the Department of Agriculture & Markets and Cornell University to assist in the research and analysis necessary to render an informed recommendation.

We also recognize and thank all the farm workers, farm owners, and industry partners for taking the time to participate in this process. We encourage you to continue to share your message and stay engaged.

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