Sen. Nozzolio meets with NYS Berry Growers Association

New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio met with the New York State Berry Growers Association and some of their representatives during their visit to the capital.The berry industry has become an important part of New York State’s agriculture industry and ensuring that conditions remain favorable for those growers is a crucial step in promoting better business in the state.The importance is even greater in the Finger Lakes, where agriculture and tourism are two crucial components of regional business. Whether it’s ensuring that berry growers, like winemakers are able to continue doing their work, or expanding the current opportunities — it is crucial for legislators to ensure these things can flourish for years to come.Sen. Nozzolio said in a statement, “Agriculture is the backbone of our economy, particularly in the Finger Lakes Region.” He went on pointing out that, “At a time when farms are struggling, we need to do everything possible to support our Upstate farmers so they remain viable food and job producers in our region and state.”Chuck Mead of Tivoli, Cara Fraver of Peekskill, Elizabeth Madison of Sodus, and Dale-Ila Riggs of Stephentown were all present for the meeting with Nozzolio.

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