Views
3 years ago

Genesee County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

Genesee County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

Genesee

Genesee County: Agricultural Development Plan Cost Considerations: This recommendation would require moderate levels of in-house staffing and the support of a policy intern from a regional university. The budget for developing the compliance bulletin would be approximately $3,000. Responsibility: Cornell Cooperative Extension, New York Department of Agriculture and Markets, Natural Resource Conservation Service/ Soil and Water District, and others. Recommendation 2: Advocate for Local Content Legislation Genesee County should advocate for state legislation that would require state institutions and school systems to purchase dairy products with local dairy content. This would help to maintain the Class I milk utilization rates in the region. Priority Level 1: Immediate action in early program years. Cost Considerations: This recommendation would require moderate levels of in-house staffing and a budget of approximately $1,000 - $2,000. Responsibility: IDA and the Chamber of Commerce. Recommendation 3: Advocate for Improved Energy Policy Genesee County farmers are exploring numerous alternative energy strategies, but are restricted by Niagra-Mohawk (NIMO) policies that limit the sale of power back into the NIMO grid. In order to open the grid to co-generated power, Genesee County should explore the issues and advocate ways to open the NIMO distribution grid to farm generated power while compensating these power producers at a market rate for conditioned power. Priority Level 2: Begin program in year 2 or 3. Cost Considerations: This recommendation would require moderate levels of in-house staffing and a budget of approximately $1,000 - $2,000. Responsibility: CCE, IDA and the Chamber of Commerce. Recommendation 4: Advocate for Country of Origin Labeling Many states are now considering country of origin labeling on food products. It is recommended that the County should advocate for such labeling requirements. It is anticipated that such labeling, when combined with compliance to the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), may increase the demand for local agricultural products. Priority Level 2: Begin program in year 2 or 3. Cost Considerations: This recommendation would require moderate levels of in-house staffing and a budget of approximately $1,000 - $2,000. Responsibility: IDA and the Chamber of Commerce. Recommendation 5: Prepare Farmers for Compliance with HACCP, Food Quality Protection Act, and Food Safety Microbial Standards Implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) at the farm level, and the promulgation of food microbial safety recommendations will both challenge farmers to change existing practices and provide farmers with a chance to differentiate their products in what is otherwise a strict Copyright©, 2001: Agricultural & Community Development Services, Inc, Columbia, MD 27

Genesee County: Agricultural Development Plan commodity-marketing environment. The County should sponsor a winter meeting to review elements of the FQPA, HACCP, and other food safety standards and help farmers position products. Priority Level 2: Begin program in year 2 or 3. Cost Considerations: This recommendation would require moderate levels of in-house staffing and a budget of approximately $1,000 to $2,000. Responsibility: CCE. Copyright©, 2001: Agricultural & Community Development Services, Inc, Columbia, MD 28

Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan - Town of Liberty
Town of Seward Draft Agriculture and Farmland ... - Schoharie County
Planning for Agriculture in New York - American Farmland Trust
Erie County, New York Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan
A Vision for Rhode Island Agriculture - American Farmland Trust
A Vision for Rhode Island Agriculture - American Farmland Trust
A Vision for Rhode Island Agriculture - American Farmland Trust
Farmland Protection [PDF] - American Farmland Trust
Farmland Protection in the Central Valley - Merced County
A Profile of Addison and Franklin Counties - American Farmland Trust
Losing Ground: Farmland Protection in the Puget Sound Region
Approval Trail Plan - Genesee County
annual report 2011 - Genesee County
Planning for an Agricultural Future - Virginia Association of Counties
high nature value farmland and traditional agricultural landscapes
GUIDE FOR DEVELOPING COUNTY FARMLAND PRESERVATION ...
Rocky Mountain Agricultural Landowners Guide - Farmland ...
Protecting Farmland At The Fringe: Do ... - Farm Foundation
A 10 Year Plan For Vermont's Food System - American Farmland Trust
Rocky Mountain Agricultural Landowners Guide - Farmland ...
Download Presentation - American Farmland Trust
Blue Ribbon Commission for Agriculture in Lancaster County ...
Tools for Farmland Protection: CEQA and Local Mitigation Ordinances
Losing ground: Farmland preservation, economic ... - newruralism
Agricultural Business Protection Plan - Customer ... - Legal & General
Personal Protective Equipment for Agriculture
Safe Routes To School Action Plan - Genesee Transportation Council
New York Agricultural Landowner Guide - Seneca County