We have an important
opportunity to secure record state funding to protect farmland in New
we need your help in reaching out to state leaders to get these dollars in
the final state budget that will soon be adopted.
Tragically, over half a million acres of farmland have been paved over in
New York since the early 1980s. To make matters worse, severe budget cuts to
the state’s Farmland Protection Program during the recession slowed efforts to
But, we never gave up. With your help, we continued to send the message that
we can’t take our farms for granted and that the State of New York must take
This week both houses
of the New York State Legislature joined Governor Cuomo in proposing a record
$64 million dollars be spent on farmland conservation and agricultural economic
state leaders today! Send a message that we need their help in protecting
No Farms No Food!
Act Now to Secure Record Level of Funding for Protecting Farmland in New York
Dear [Decision Maker],
Thank you for proposing a record $64 million in funding for protecting farmland and growing New York's farm economy in the FY 2015-2016 New York State Budget. We urge you to include this proposed funding in the final budget and protect our irreplaceable farmland for future generations. Access to fresh, locally grown food is critical to the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. The loss of farmland threatens our food security as well as the growth of our state's farm and food economy.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]