New York State commits 2.8 million dollars towards CNY farmland
New York state is investing millions to save local farmland. committing more than 2.8 million dollars to conserve
The state will committ more than $2.8 million to conserve nearly 1,000 acres in Central New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday after a listening session with farmers on Long Island.
The move will protect almost 300 acres in Onondaga County and about 700 acres in Cayuga County.
In all, the state is awarding more than $38 million to conserve nearly 12,000 acres of farmland.
For the first time ever, projects were awarded that support the state's top priorities, including food security, climate resiliency, and source water protection. In addition, eligibility criteria for the program was expanded to include the agroforestry, equine, and wine sectors.