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NY Gov. Cuomo signs Gallivan bill on digesters


August 6, 2013 – NY Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan, R-Elma, announced that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation (S 4770-A -Gallivan) to ensure that anaerobic digesters, or bio-digesters, are properly classified as agricultural facilities for property tax assessment purposes.

“The future of agriculture will be defined by high-tech innovation and the ability to apply new technologies in an increasingly competitive marketplace,” said Gallivan. “Anaerobic digesters represent that future by increasing efficiency and revenue for area farms while conserving energy and reducing agriculture’s carbon footprint.” READ MORE