NYFB Update for June

NYFB video update, June 26th

The New York Farm Bureau's Video Update for June 2014.

Celebrate Yogurt Day at the NYS Capital

Students from Byron-Berger Elementary. Yogurt producers had displays.

2 dozen ag-related bills were passed in New York State!

  • Farm-based Craft Beverage Expansion
  • Reduced Regulatory Burdens
  • Smaller Ag. Districts
  • Beginning Farmer Loans
  • Silvopasturing eligible for agriculture assessment
  • Invasive Species Prevention & Control
  • Drain Tile Load Fund
  • Create St. Lawrence Wine Trail
  • Extend STAR Exemption to LLC Farm Dwellings
  • Report on Precision Technology
  • Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

The July 2014 issue of Grassroots will have more details on the above bills.

Placemats Project

NYFB Foundation launched with 10 County Farm Bureaus a "Placemats" Pilot Project to inform people at restaurants about food and nutrition.

Learn more about the New York Farm Bureau at NYFB.org

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