Monday, June 19, 2017

Money for Farms

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that more than $1 million has been awarded to twenty-seven new and early-stage farms in New York through the New York State New Farmers Grant Fund, a program started in 2014 to help farms expand operations and improve profitability. Three of the grant recipients are farms right here in Columbia County. Blue Star Farm in Stuyvesant, a mainstay of the Hudson Farmers Market, will receive $50,000; Letterbox Farm Collective in Greenport, which supplies produce to Fish & Game, Crimson Sparrow, Swoon, and Hudson Food Studio, among others, will receive $31,000; and MX Morningstar Farm in Copake will receive $30,436.

Sue Decker of Blue Star Farm
Cuomo said of the program, "Agriculture remains a major New York industry, and with support from the New Farmers Grant Fund, we will be making investments that will pay dividends for future generations of farmers."

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