A proposal has been unveiled in the state Senate to help farmers.

Senator James Seward says the "Grown in New York" plan will strengthen the state's $5.2 billion dollar agriculture industry.

Seward says the initiative would reduce taxes on farmers, eliminate an energy tax surcharge, cut government red tape and put more New York-grown products into schools and government facilities.

He says helping farms grow and thrive boosts our economy and strengthens a fundamental way of upstate life.