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‘Nourish New York’ will now be a permanent state-run program

Albany, New York – “Nourish New York,” is a program established at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to legislation that was passed this week the program will now be a permanent state-run program. The initiative will continue to connect rural farmers with excess product to food banks.
According to the lawmakers the program has helped support farmers throughout the state, while also bolstering food security for families in urban and rural areas. The bill was passed following a bipartisan effort with New York City Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz (D-Jackson Heights, Corona, Elmhurst), Senator Hinchey (SD-46) and Senator George Borello (SD-57) to make it permanent.
The passage of legislation was a reason for celebration for Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie), ranking member of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture.
“Cementing the Nourish New York program into law by passing this bill is great news for farmers, families, and rural communities as a whole, and I am elated we were able to work across the aisle to make this vital program permanent,” said Tague.
The initiative of Assemblyman Chris Tague would help food banks store more meat and dairy products, while assisting farmers in improving their infrastructure and providing incentives to open processing facilities throughout New York.

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