“The appointment of Congressman Antonio Delgado as Lieutenant Governor is tremendous news for New Yorkers in every corner of the state – especially for family farms. Grow NY Farms, which includes more than 150 organizations and farms representing New York’s diverse agriculture industry, applauds the nomination of such a steadfast supporter of family farms and farmworkers. Congressman Delgado’s advocacy on the House Agriculture Committee for rural issues, food security, and environmental stewardship are exemplary. He also understands the negative consequences a lower farm labor overtime threshold would have on our food system.
We look forward to working together with Gov. Hochul and Delgado to inform decisions that ensure our schools, grocery stores, and food banks continue to provide families access to locally produced and nutritious milk and food for generations to come.”
To date, more than 150 organizations representing New York’s agriculture industry, including the New York Apple Association, New York Association of Agricultural Educators, New York Farm Bureau, New York State Vegetable Growers Association, Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance, Northeast Dairy Producers Association, and other family farms and ag-related businesses have joined the Grow NY Farms Coalition. Visit GrowNYFarms.com to learn why family farms and farmworkers are asking Governor Kathy Hochul to maintain the current overtime threshold at 60 hours.