Thanks to your support, the Food Metrics Act S. 4061/A. 5102 unanimously passed the New York State Assembly on June 20th. The Food Metrics Act would require New York State agencies to provide greater transparency about state food purchasing by reporting agency food purchasing practices and encourage state institutions to buy more food produced in New York.
The bill, which passed the Senate on June 12th, will soon move onto the Governor’s desk for his signature. “We hope Governor Cuomo will sign this legislation and use the state’s purchasing power to support local farms and feed local food to more New Yorkers,” says David Haight, our New York State Director. Act now and urge Governor Cuomo to help New York State support its farmers by signing the Food Metrics Act into law.