More than $376,000 in State Environmental Protection Fund grants will be given to seven counties and six towns to help them develop local agricultural and farmland protection plans, according to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. To date, New York State has helped fund agricultural and farmland protection plans in 82 towns and 20 counties.

“Agriculture is a part of New York’s rich heritage and remains a vital sector of this state’s economy,” Governor Cuomo said. “This funding will help preserve this great legacy by ensuring that land in these communities remain suitable for farming and continue to produce great New York fruits, vegetables and products for years to come.”

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