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Farmers, Local Government and Land Trusts Lobby New York Legislature

American Farmland Trust and a team of farmers and representatives from local government and land trusts met with legislators last week to advocate for funding for the state Farmland Protection Program beyond the $1 million increase proposed by Governor Cuomo in his executive budget. The Farmland Protection Program is part of the Environmental Protection Fund […]

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Governor Cuomo Signs State Budget

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the 2013-14 State Budget yesterday at the University at Buffalo. The budget passed both houses of the New York State Legislature on March 29.  The budget provides $13 million, an increase of $1 million, for the state’s Farmland Protection Program, which funds the purchase of agricultural conservation easements on farmland and […]

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Legislature Supports Increased Funding for Environmental Protection Fund

Last week the New York State legislature passed a bill enhancing the Environmental Protection Fund with a portion of revenue from unclaimed bottle deposits. “We applaud the legislature’s support for increased funding for the Environmental Protection Fund,” said David Haight, New York State Director for American Farmland Trust. “These funds support working farms, forests, outdoor tourism and […]

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Governor Cuomo Signs Environmental Protection Fund Awareness Act

Ask and you shall receive. Last month we encouraged you to contact Governor Cuomo and ask him to sign legislation to educate the public about projects paid for by the Environmental Protection Fund. He signed the bill on August 3 and it became law. Thank you for your great work! Money for the state’s Farmland […]

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