New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today reminded farmers to only sell to licensed farm product dealers. This reminder highlights the provisions contained in Article 20 of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law, more commonly known as the Agricultural Producers Security Law.
“The Department is able to offer financial protections to our producers in the event of nonpayment under the Agricultural Producers Security Law,” the Commissioner said. “The catch is that farmers must make sure they are selling their products to a licensed dealer. It is also important that producers notify the Department immediately in order to preserve their rights under the law. Therefore, I recommend that all farmers become familiar with the details of the Agricultural Producers Security Law so they can be assured of their protections in a swift and effective manner.” To continue reading, click here. (Contact: Jessica Chittenden Ziehm, 518.457.3136)