On Tuesday the Olean Republican, who represents Chautauqua County in Albany and is a ranking member of the New York State Senate, announced the “Planting Seeds” initiative, a multifaceted proposal that would allocate research, education, and marketing assistance; establish new tax and regulatory relief; advance efforts to expand markets; promote quality and increase food safety; and generate new job opportunities for veterans and others interested in farming.
- The “Planting Seeds” initiative is made up of an array of proposals, including:
- Restoring Funding Cuts
- Strengthening Farmers’ Bottom Lines
- Supporting Research
- Protecting Food and Human Health
- Encouraging Innovation
- Supporting Agriculture Education
- Assisting Our Veterans
“New York is known as the food state, because we produce such a variety of fresh, locally grown products. Agriculture is central to our way of life. Creating greater opportunities for family farms, local vineyards and others is paramount to expanding our upstate economy,” Senator Young said.
“The Senate’s ‘Planting Seeds’ initiative will build on past successes, correct funding cuts proposed in the Executive Budget, increase our local farmer’s ability to produce their goods in the most cost effective manner, and encourage growth in the next generation of farmers,” she said.