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New York Farm Bureau Statement Encouraging a "No" Vote on Ballot Proposal 2 - The Green Amendment

 

The following statement may be attributed to New York Farm Bureau President David Fisher:

 A clean environment should be a priority for every New Yorker, but the vague Green Amendment would muddy the waters around good environmental policy.  Voting yes will give the courts greater control to decide what is a "healthful environment,” and in turn, diminish the public’s voice and the traditional legislative and regulatory processes that set public policy. This has potential implications for farmers who may face new legal challenges from anyone who disagrees with their farm practices, undermining strict, science-based environmental regulations already in place in New York State, and it could put right-to-farm laws in jeopardy that aim to protect family farms from nuisance lawsuits.”

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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 is dedicated to solving the economic and public policy issues challenging the agricultural community.