Last week, the Senate GOP released their Planting Seeds legislative plan to support farmers and improve the state’s agriculture economy.

Their agenda includes restoring the Governor’s proposed cuts for agricultural programs; reducing taxes on family farmers by raising the personal income tax exemption for small and mid-sized family farms; restoring cuts to Cornell University’s important agriculture-related research and study programs; increasing state funding for Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and increasing funding for research that aims to detect and prevent the spread of diseases in plants and animals.