NYFB Budget Statement
“Gov. Hochul’s proposed agricultural funding is a strong first step in the state budget process. Some of her proposals recognize longstanding New York Farm Bureau priorities, including the doubling of the workforce retention tax credit and support for market opportunities for farms, which include the Farm-to-School and Nourish NY programs. The governor is also looking to make significant investments in research and promotion, environmental programs, and climate initiatives that will assist farms with their ongoing efforts to adapt to and mitigate climate change.
New York Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors will be meeting next week to analyze the spending lines and determine the organization’s budget priorities. Our members will be heavily engaged with lawmakers to make the case for investments and sound public policy in the final state budget that will support our family farms, food system, and local economies.”