Director of Public Policy, Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Tel: (845) 473-4440 x232 Cell: (914) 489-1568 Fax: (845) 473-0740
HUDSON VALLEY—Scenic Hudson and its farmland protection partners thank Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature for making an unprecedented investment in preserving working family farms in the Hudson Valley and throughout the state in the budget passed today. In addition to earmarking $20 million to protect farmland in 13 valley counties, the budget includes $15 million for statewide farmland protection projects in the Environmental Protection Fund, and a $30-million appropriation for agricultural and related economic development in the Southern Tier.