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A00777 Summary:

BILL NOA00777
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORCrouch
 
COSPNSRBarclay, DiPietro, Finch, Giglio, Hawley, Kolb, Montesano, Oaks, Raia
 
MLTSPNSRFriend
 
Amd 605, add 671-a, Ed L
 
Enacts the "New York farmer recruitment and retention act of 2018"; directs the board of regents and the education department to investigate and study undergraduate agricultural programs with the goal of identifying programs which encourage entry into agricultural production; establishes agriculture producer scholarships for students who agree to be agriculture producers in the state for a certain period of time after graduation; establishes the producer's loan forgiveness program; directs the board of regents and the education department to establish and implement an outreach program to encourage elementary and secondary school students to enter the agricultural field; directs the commissioner of agriculture and markets to report to the governor and the legislature on reducing taxation on land used in agricultural production; appropriates funds therefor.
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