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Opinions On The State Of New York’s Agricultural Sector

The following is a compilation of Editorials, as well as LTEs from residents across the state. The Editorials and LTEs outline concerns regarding the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act.

  • Utica OD: SEWARD: New labor bill could plow farmers under by State Sen. James Seward
  • Jamestown Post-Journal (Editorial): Farmworkers Legislation Should Be Part Of 2020 Budget Talks, by the Editorial Board
  • Finger Lakes Times: Guest Appearance: ‘Misguided’ farm labor bill would destroy family farms in NYS, by Phil Palmesano
  • Buffalo News: Labor bill could put family farms out of business (Another Voice), by Dennis Brawdy of D&J Brawdy Farms
  • Glens Falls Post-Star: Editorial: Farm bill should recognize farmers’ unique role, by the Editorial Board
  • Plattsburgh Press-Republican: In My Opinion: Farms can’t operate on factory-style regs, by Assemblyman Billy Jones
  • Sun Community News: (LTE) Farm labor act concerning, by Essex County Farm Bureau President Erik Leerkes
  • Oswego County Now: (LTE) Farmworkers Labor Act would harm local farmers, by Assemblyman Will Barclay
  • Jamestown Post-Journal: Compromise Is Necessary On Farm Labor Legislation, by the Editorial Board
  • Syracuse Post Standard: Farmworker labor bill is ‘existential threat’ to Upstate NY farms (Your letters), by Unshackle Upstate Executive Director Michael Kracker
  • Utica OD: YOUR VIEWS: Farm employment needs to have balance, by Oneida County Farm Bureau President Kevin Angell
  • Auburn Citizen – Our View: Find compromise on NY farm labor bill, by the Auburn Citizen Editorial Board
  • Glens Falls Post-Star: Letter to the editor: Farmworker act gives pause for concern, by Washington County Farm Bureau President Patricia Lockwood
  • Syracuse Post Standard: CNY farmer: Cost of proposed NY labor rules threatens our survival (Your letters), by Anthony Emmi, Emmi & Sons Inc.
  • Jamestown Post-Journal: Letter to the editor: Reader Concerned By Economic Realities, by Chautauqua County Farm Bureau President Richard Kimball
  • Oswego County Now: (LTE) Proposed labor bill would hurt Oswego County farms, by Oswego County Farm Bureau President Eric Behling
  • Olean Times Herald: Letter: New York farms can’t take another cost hike, by Cattaraugus County Farm Bureau President Nathan Blesy
  • Corning Leader-Herald: LETTER: Ag industry can’t afford Farmworker Labor Act, by Allegany Count Farm Bureau President Darleen Krisher-Meehan
  • Glens Falls Post-Star: Letter to the editor, by Washington County Farm Bureau President Patricia Lockwood
  • Schenectady Daily Gazette: Letter: State labor bill could severely hurt farmers, by Schenectady County Resident Anne Vernooy

 

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