An update on legislative
action to protect
the future of farming

As a former family farmer, our Assemblyman, Steve Hawley, knows the struggles and the joys of our farming heritage. In 1909, Steve’s grandfather started a crop and poultry farm, which was passed down through the generations until the late 1970s.

“Any cost increase farmers incur has a devastating impact on the number one industry of our state – agriculture.”

Steve Hawley
Member of the
Assembly Standing
Committee on Agriculture
Assemblyman Hawley
121 North Main Street
Suite 100
Albion, New York 14411
(585) 589-5780

Over the last decade, New York State farmland decreased in size to less than 24 percent of our state’s overall landscape. With 2,000 farms no longer in business, and more closing their doors every day, the landscape of our state is forever changing.

Despite these tough times, our state’s farmers continue to provide fresh, nutritious foods for our children and families as well as jobs to 1.5 million rural New Yorkers, especially here in Western New York. That’s why Steve Hawley fought to keep this industry #1 by:

Farmers and members of the agricultural community in need of financial or administrative assistance should call NY FarmNET. This free service, provided by the state and Cornell Cooperative Extension, offers confidential information services such as answers to legal questions, employment and training opportunities, and financial alternatives.

(800) 547-FARM (3276)