A bill that addresses access to viable agricultural land for new and beginning farmers has been introduced in both the New York State Assembly and Senate.
The bill is entitled: “An act to amend the agriculture and markets law and the public lands law, in relation to access to viable agricultural land for new and beginning farmers.”
The 2013 bill number is: A.7002/S. 5377. Links to the bill in the Assembly and Senate are as follows:
The Assembly bill is sponsored by Assemblyman Bill Magee, chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and co-sponsored by Assemblypersons Gunther; Jaffee and Brindisi.
The Senate bill is sponsored by Assemblywoman Patty Ritchie, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
New York State Legislature Takes on Land Access for Beginning Farmers