NY Farm Bureau statement on Governor Cuomo’s State of the State, proposed budget
The following statement can be attributed to NYFB President David Fisher:
“New York Farm Bureau is grateful for the historic commitment Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget is making to agriculture in the state. The expected appropriations for agricultural research, marketing and promotion will be a true investment in the state’s farm families. In addition, there is increased support for the Environmental Protection Fund and programs to address climate resiliency and soil health which are important to the future of New York agriculture.
New York Farm Bureau appreciates Governor Cuomo’s leadership with this budget, and we will work with him and the legislative leaders to secure final passage of the funding. It is imperative in this struggling farm economy that state lawmakers understand the necessity of having strong state support for local food production. Farms are the backbone of the rural economy and play a vital role that benefits all of New York State.”