Valley Viewpoints: Good budget for farmers

by Dean Norton, president of the New York Farm Bureau

This year’s final state budget had a lot of good news for local farmers.

It marked the second year in a row that a fiscally responsible budget was approved on-time and without any increases in taxes or fees.

While that alone would be a major accomplishment, this budget also marked the first time since 2008 that support for agricultural programs increased.

In recognition of her strong support for our industry, New York Farm Bureau is very grateful for the efforts of Senate Agriculture Committee Chair, Patty Ritchie.

To read the rest of the viewpoints, pick up a copy of The Valley News

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