Last Monday, Gov. Cuomo announced the formation of an interagency task force on agriculture. The Strategic Interagency Task Force on Lessening Obstacles to Agriculture (SILO) will “address barriers to the growth of New York’s agricultural economy.”
Gov. Cuomo said:
“This new task force is designed to improve how State agencies interact with farmers, producers, and each other to best expand the agriculture industry in New York,” said Governor Cuomo. “Agriculture is vital to the State’s economy and by using constructive methods to identify and decrease barriers and leverage industry strengths, we can work proactively to promote growth, create jobs and support new economic opportunities statewide.”
The task force will include industry representatives, as well as representatives of seven state agencies and three public authorities.