Governor Cuomo and State Legislature are entering into final negotiations for this year’s state budget. We need your help advocating for proposed increases in funding for farmland protection and farmland access programs. While we’re incredibly excited about the Governor’s recent announcement that $52.5 million is now available to protect farmland in NYS, we’re hoping for even more good news.
We have an important opportunity to increase funding for both the farmland protection program, and Farmland for a New Generation New York, a statewide farmland access program that connects farmers looking for land with landowners looking for farmers. These programs work hand in hand to permanently protect farmland and make it available and affordable to next generation farmers.
Please click this link TODAY to learn more and take action. Voice your support for these important programs that help protect the future of farming in New York!
Call or write your state representatives today
(Here’s an easy step-by-step guide!)
Saratoga PLAN is a member of the Alliance for New York’s Farmland. This coalition of organizations and stakeholders advocate in Albany for policies and programs for farmland protection and farmland access. In other words, the coalition pushes to keep land in farming and keep farmers on the land.
Thank you for taking action alongside us.