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New York Farm Bureau Statement on New York State Budget


The following may be attributed to NYFB President David Fisher:


“The final New York State Budget reflects many of New York Farm Bureau’s legislative priorities, including sustained funding for important agricultural programs. They include marketing, research, and conservation programs that provide essential support to the state's family farms.

New York Farm Bureau is especially appreciative of the new funding to expand milk storage capacity and improve sustainability efforts on farms. However, we are disappointed that farmworker housing is not included in the refundable Investment Tax Credit. NYFB members will continue to advocate for the needs of their essential employees.

Our farms provide nourishment for every New York community, large and small, and serve as a leading driver of the state’s economy. New York Farm Bureau thanks Gov. Hochul, the Agriculture Committee Chairs, Sen. Michelle Hinchey and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, and all of the lawmakers who advocated for New York’s hardworking farm families in this budget. Investing in agriculture benefits all of New York State.”



New York Farm Bureau is the State’s largest agricultural lobbying/trade organization. Its members and the public know the organization as “The Voice of New York Agriculture.” New York Farm Bureau’s mission is “Supporting today’s agricultural needs and creating member opportunities for tomorrow through advocacy and education.”