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New York State Assembly Member Chris Tague, who represents farm country in the Hudson and Schoharie Valleys, wrote an opinion piece in the NY Daily News. He highlighted that many farmworkers have already left New York State seeking more hours elsewhere. “As fewer laborer are available to harvest crops locally, the accessibility of New York foods diminishes, further compounding the problem. Not only does this make us more reliant on outside products and, therefore, more vulnerable to market volatility, but it also means that too many of our neighbors will not be able to afford to put fresh food on their tables.”

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