State money coming to 3 Columbia County farms

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $1 MILLION AWARDED TO FARMERS ACROSS NEW YORKNew Farmers Grant Fund Will Assist 27 Early-Stage FarmsFunding Continues Governor's Support for State's Growing Agriculture Industry

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $1 million has been awarded to 27 new and early-stage farms through the New York State New Farmers Grant Fund. Since its launch in 2014, the program has provided nearly $2.5 million to 66 farms across the state to expand operations and improve profitability."

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," Governor Cuomo said. "The Fund continues to provide access to capital to help new and early farms grow, while supporting the expansion of businesses statewide, and with this latest round of awards, New York will help increase production and support this critically important part of our economy for years to come."The New Farmers Grant Fund award recipients by region are:Capital Region

  • Blue Star Farm NY, LLC, Columbia County – $50,000
  • Letterbox Farm, LLC, Columbia County – $31,000
  • MX Morningstar Farm, Columbia County – $30,436

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