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Farms in Central New York, Finger Lakes awarded over $3M to combat climate change

More than 70 farms across New York will benefit from $7.9 million being awarded through the Climate Resilient Farm Grant Program, according to Governor Kathy Hochul.

The program will help the farms and state reduce its environmental footprint and prepare for extreme weather events related to climate change.

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The selected projects will reduce greenhouse gases by an estimated 68,495 metric tons of CO2e per year, or as much as eliminating almost 14,800 cars per year from the road.

“Our Climate Resilient Farming Program gives farmers the resources they need to prepare for and respond to whatever weather events the future holds and continue their critical work contributing to our local economies, and producing fresh, healthy products,” Governor Hochul said in an announcement.

The Climate Resilient Farming Program supports the state’s agricultural sector in meeting its goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.


Here’s how the Finger Lakes and Central New York did in this round of funding:

Central New York – Total Award, $1,598,209   

  • Cayuga SWCD was awarded $811,920 to assist nine farms.   
  • Cortland SWCD was awarded $492,137 to assist three farms.   
  • Madison SWCD was awarded $98,800 to assist several farms.   
  • Onondaga SWCD was awarded $195,352 to assist nine farms.   

Finger Lakes – Total Award, $1,865,319   

  • Genesee SWCD was awarded $328,364 to assist four farms.   
  • Livingston SWCD was awarded $671,310 to assist two farms.   
  • Ontario SWCD was awarded $421,320 to assist one farm.   
  • Wayne SWCD was awarded $58,775 to assist one farm.   
  • Yates SWCD was awarded $385,550 to assist two farms.   


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