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Plans aim to propel young farmers

Senate GOP eyes $30M for loans, tax credits, education

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Senate Republicans are pushing for $30 million in state funding to provide incentives for young farmers to continue to grow family farms in New York. The Senate Republican Conference unveiled several proposals Tuesday, including loans, grants and tax credits for the sale or lease of farmland and equipment, and funding for agricultural education efforts. “Farming is critically important to the economic success of our state,” said Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-St. Lawrence County, chairwoman of the ...


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