Columbia County farm gets State grant

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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN FUNDING AWARDED TO SUPPORT NEW AND MILITARY VETERANSFARMERS

Nearly 30 New York State Farms Will Receive Assistance Through New Farmers Grant Fund and Veterans Farmer Grant Fund

Announced During National Dairy Month, Funding Bolsters New York's Support for the Agriculture Industry

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that more than $1 million has been awarded to New York State farmers through two grant programs designed to promote growth in the state's agriculture industry. The New Farmers Grant Fund assists new and early-stage farmers, and the Veterans Farmer Grant Fund supports farms owned and operated by military veterans. Since its launch in 2014, the New Farmers Grant Fund has now awarded $3.27 million to nearly 90 farms across the state. This is the first year the Veterans Farmer Grant Fund has been offered.

The New Farmers Grant Fund award recipients by region are:

Capital Region

  • Sparrowbush Farm, Columbia County - $33,068: Purchase field equipment and cold storage to expand vegetable production.
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