Governor Andrew Cuomo

NY Governor signs Working Farm Protection Act into law

· August 3, 2018

The National Young Farmers Coalition, together with its five New York chapters, New York Farm Bureau, American Farmland Trust, and land trusts from around the state, celebrates Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing the Working Farm Protection Act into law. The Act recently passed the New York State Legislature unanimously with support from lead sponsors Assemblymember […]

NY Governor announces $30M in dairy farmland protection

· July 9, 2018

Last week Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $30 million is available statewide to support conservation easement projects on dairy farms. New York’s dairy farmers have been challenged with prolonged low milk prices, increasing the threat of the conversion of viable agricultural land to non-farm development. Funding through the state’s Farmland Protection Implementation Grants Program will […]

New York Governor steps in after aggressive ICE farm raids

· April 27, 2018

Following aggressive ICE raids on New York farms last week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has issued a cease and desist letter to ICE to demand the immediate stop of unconstitutional enforcement actions. In the letter, the Governor condemns the agency’s irresponsible patterns of conduct that target immigrants and jeopardize public safety. In addition, the Governor […]

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