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NY gov plans to ease regulations for farmers


November 1, 2012
By Watertown Daily Times

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November 1, 2012, Carthage, NY – Some dairy farmers in New York state have been holding back on expanding herds above 200 cows because doing so would mean complying with costly state regulations regarding manure.

Those requirements – which affect NY farms with 200 or more cattle – may be relaxed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to entice farmers to grow their operations. The governor plans to raise the number of cattle farmers can own before they enroll as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations. The threshold would be increased from 200 to 299 cattle under the plan, which was introduced in August as a way to buoy milk production statewide. READ MORE