County leaders work to bring ag issues to the forefront

ALBANY – Chenango County’s top leader is reaffirming the importance of agriculture to the local community by his participation in a statewide coalition of county legislators focused on bringing the challenges faced by New York’s farmers to the forefront.

“For Chenango County, the farming industry is priority number one,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Richard Decker. The Town of North Norwich Supervisor is one of 25 county representatives on the New York State Association of Counties’ newly-formed Blue Ribbon Taskforce on the Future of Farming in New York State.

“It’s the first time ever that the association of counties has decided to get involved with agriculture,” said Decker, who described the organization as a “big voice” for Chenango in the state capital.

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