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It's almost the time of the year, for owners of agricultural land to request that they join an agricultural district.
Why may you want to add your ag land to an ag district?
Please see the following COVID-19 guidance documents from NYS Ag & Markets which were updated on May 27, 2020.
Interim Guidance for Prevention and Response of COVID-19 at Farms (2020-05-27)
This guidance is provided for farm owners, operators, and farm workers so they can incorporate these procedures into farm protocols to prevent and respond to COVID-19.
As Western New York begins its reopening after the COVID-19 shutdown, those in the agriculture industry need to be aware of New York State requirements permitting operation.
We're watching Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from:
In light of the current situation surrounding Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19), the 9th Annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at the West Valley Fire Hall will be postponed.
The Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, along with the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, the Cattaraugus County Farm Bureau and the Cattaraugus County Soil and Water Conservation District will host the 9th Annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at the West Valley Fire Hall, 9091 Route 240, West Valley, NY.
The Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board (AFPB) is in the process of updating the County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan (AFPP). A requirement of the planning process is to have public input. To this end, a focus group meeting to discuss recommendations aimed at improving farm business opportunities in the County is convening on February 13, 2020. The meeting will take place in Ellicottville from 11:00 am to 2:00pm.
The Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board is working on a new County Agriculture Plan. Public input is critical for understanding the complex issues related to area agriculture, and we’d like to hear from you!
This online survey will only take a few minutes to complete.
Why would you get your farmland added to an "Ag District"?