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State Senate Passes “Buy From The Backyard Act”

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Albany, NY (WIBX) – New York’s agribusinesses are getting another boost, thanks to the state Senate’s passing of the “Buy From the Backyard Act.”

Co-sponsored by Senator Jim Seward, the bill requires state agencies with food contracts, such as prisons and universities, to buy at least 20 percent of their food from New York sources.

Seward says the legislation builds off the success of local farmer’s markets, but “extends that concept to New York State.” According to the senator, the “Buy From the Backyard Act” will continue to promote food produced and grown in New York.

The bill is now in the state Assembly.

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