Albany, NY, Mar 14, 2012 — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state will give $950,000 in additional recovery aid to New York farms affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
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.