Assembly members criticize Assembly for lack of agriculture funding

Robbins Family Farm harvests hay last fall on Old Rome State Road. Several upstate Assembly members are upset that their house’s budget plan cuts agriculture funding. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Robbins Family Farm harvests hay last fall on Old Rome State Road. Several upstate Assembly members are upset that their house’s budget plan cuts agriculture funding. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

A few Assembly members aren’t too happy with agriculture’s place in their chamber’s budget.

Among others, Assemblyman Kenneth D. Blankenbush, R-Black River, is calling out the Assembly for giving little support to agriculture amid spending increases. [Read more…]