Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
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September 08, 2016

Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Assesses Drought Damage in Finger Lakes Region


    New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball tours four farms affected by drought in the Finger Lakes. This continues his tour of farms across the state to assess the drought damage and better understand the outlook for recovery.
    Friday, September 9

    11:00 a.m. - McCormick Farms 
    1:30 p.m. -  Edward Sharp and Sons
    2:30 p.m. - Stein Farms
    3:30 p.m. - Branton Farms

    * Times are approximate, please contact Jola for exact arrival times.
    McCormick Farms
    4189 NY-78
    Bliss, NY 14024

    Edward Sharp and Sons
    6541 Warboys Road
    Byron, NY 14422

    Stein Farms
    8343 Gully Road
    Leroy, NY  14482

    Branton Farms
    8616 Buckley Road
    LeRoy, NY 14482
    State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball
    Dean Norton, President of New York Farm Bureau
    Chris Watkins, Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency County Executive Directors, Wyoming and Genesee
    State and Local elected officials

* Please contact Jola Szubielski at or call (518) 322-2364 *

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