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A04590 Summary:

BILL NOA04590
 
SAME ASNo same as
 
SPONSORCrouch (MS)
 
COSPNSRKolb, Burling, Giglio, Hawley, Amedore, Barclay, Finch, Oaks, Raia, Montesano, Smardz
 
MLTSPNSRCeretto, Tenney
 
Amd S605, add S671-a, Ed L
 
Enacts the "New York farmer recruitment and retention act of 2011"; 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 foregiveness 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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