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Governor Cuomo Nominates Richard Ball as Commissioner of Agriculture

Richard Ball, Schoharie County farmer and longtime friend of American Farmland Trust, has been nominated by Governor Cuomo for the position of Commissioner of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Ball and his family own and operate Schoharie Valley Farms, which grows vegetables, small fruits and greenhouse plants on 200 acres of […]

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The Time is Ripe to Harvest Opportunity in New York

November 20, Albany—Register Online Now! As we move into the final days of a bountiful harvest season we are reminded of the importance of New York State agriculture and the locally grown food it produces. Farm and food businesses provide jobs and economic opportunity while improved access to nutritious, locally grown food improves the health […]

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Farm Aid Coming to Saratoga Springs

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews are known for headlining Farm Aid, a concert to raise money to help family farmers. This year, Farm Aid is coming to our New York State Office’s hometown–Saratoga Springs. “This region has strong agricultural roots and offers fertile ground for new farmers and sustainable agriculture,” said […]

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Save the Date!

Harvesting Opportunities in New York, November 20, Albany The second annual Harvesting Opportunities in New York: Growing Local Food Economies and Protecting Farmland conference will be held on November 20 in Albany. The business of growing and selling food is a major contributor to New York’s economy. Farms annually sell billions of dollars in products […]

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Legislative Update:

New Bill Introduced to Help Beginning Farmers Find Land Finding new ways to help farmers, particularly beginning farmers, find a farm at an affordable price was a priority issue at American Farmland Trust’s No Farms No Food Rally. Assemblyman Bill Magee, Chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and Senator Patty Ritchie, Chair of the Senate […]

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