The state of New York is working to help the agriculture industry and its functioning, including labor, transportation, and housing problems.
Governor Kathy Hochul will work with numerous agencies with the help of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard Ball. The plan is to create proposals that would help address the problems the farming and agriculture industries face.
These plans came after the state tried to lower the amount of overtime farm workers could work. They wanted to change it from 60 hours per week to 40 hours with a tax credit that would eliminate the cost of the change.
A final report will be released to Hochul’s office once the administration finishes work with representatives from the industry.
The following agencies will be involved:
- Department of Labor
- Department of Transportation
- Department of Environmental Conservation
- Department of Health, Department of Public Service, Department of Taxation and Finance
- New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
- Empire State Development
- State Liquor Authority
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