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The grants will go to 97 farms in 18 counties. Farmers can use the money toward replacing livestock feed—the grants will cover 50% of the costs up to $50,000.
And the grants will also cover half the cost of buying fruits, vegetables, bedding plants, nursery and flowers farmers need to maintain their retail operations—that’s up to $10,000.
This latest round of grants is from of the Agricultural and Community Recovery Fund. So far the fund has given almost $10 million to farmers and small businesses. Governor Cuomo created it just after Hurricane Irene hit Northern New York last August.