Two Oneida County farms are on the list of 27 new and early-stage farms to receive funding to assist in profitability. $1 Million has been dispersed to the farms across the state and comes from the New York State New Farmers Grant Fund.

Since 2014 the grant fund has contributed over $2.5 Million to 66 farms statewide. On Monday Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the latest farms to receive the funding. Governor Cuomo says,

Agriculture remains a major New York industry, and with support from the New Farmers Grant Fund, we will be making investments that will pay dividends for future generations of farmers. The Fund continues to provide access to capital to help new and early farms grow, while supporting the expansion of businesses statewide, and with this latest round of awards, New York will help increase production and support this critically important part of our economy for years to come.

The two Oneida County agricultural businesses representing the Mohawk Valley region are Collins Farm LLC and Michael B's Honey Co. Collins Farm LLC received a total of $50,000 and Michael B's Honey Co. was granted $30,770.