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Executive order boosts NY agriculture

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David Paterson may be on his way out as Governor. But he's trying to leave a legacy to New York's farmers. Last week, Paterson signed an executive order to promote sustainable farms and protect agricultural land. Paterson said the order would benefit New York's "long-term economic and environmental prosperity."

The order will leverage state government's huge purchasing power to help New York's $4 billion a year agriculture industry.

To help us understand what the executive order actually means, David Sommerstein spoke with Agriculture commissioner Pat Hooker.

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