Last week, our friends at the New York State Farm Bureau (NYFB) announced the organization’s 2015 state legislative priorities. The group’s 2015 priorities include a refundable investment tax credit. This would encourage greater investment into equipment, and for reforming New York’s inherent risk law for equine operations. Other priorities are intended to expand access to locally-sourced food, and a tax credit for locally grown donations by farmers to food banks.
NYFB President Dean Norton said:
“Investing in agriculture is investing in New York. Our farms make large contributions to their rural economies and the character of their communities both upstate and on Long Island.”