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Genesee County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

Genesee County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

APPENDIX C: SWOT

APPENDIX C: SWOT ANALYSIS Public Education: The region’s changing demographics present an opportunity to turn new, non-agricultural residents into supporters of agriculture. Proactive public education efforts in other parts of the Country show the positive benefits of explaining the fiscal, economic, environmental, and social values of agriculture. Specific benefits include: 1. Greater market share for local agricultural products. 2. Better farm/non-farm neighbor relations. 3. Greater policy support for agriculture. Economic Development Support: Economic development support through Empire State Development and the Industrial Development Authority is just beginning to accrue to the benefit of agriculture. As these organizations become more comfortable with agricultural deals and understand the industry better, agriculture can benefit from programs such as labor training grants, Payment in Lieu of Taxes “PILOT” Programs, tax increment financing, etc. Regional Demographics: The Northeast and upper Midwest, through Michigan, supports several distinct and cohesive ethnic minorities that offer significant marketing opportunities. Of specific interest is the existing underserved market for h’alal processed foods and ethnic specialties. In addition, Latin populations are growing in prevalence and may offer similar opportunities. Processing Capacity: The region currently offers excess processing capacity, especially in dairy capacity, which may support production of new and innovative products as grower research and development efforts expand. Availability of these resources may reduce barriers of entry. Alternative Energy Resources: Numerous opportunities exist to explore alternative energy options on the farm. Currently, there is high interest in developing scale efficient methane digesters to service on farm power needs. Threats Threats represent those elements of the business environment that offer the greatest challenges to long-term survival of the agricultural industry. Many threats are beyond the control of the industry and frequently require additional resources. Development Potential: Suburban development patterns outside of the County, access to major arterials, and the availability of large blocks of land within the County make Genesee an ideal location for regionally centered growth between Buffalo and Rochester. The first threat comes from the nature of conflicting land-uses. Agriculture, despite providing a pleasant and pastoral landscape, is a commercial and industrial land-use that produces dust, odors, slow moving traffic, and other conditions that conflict with residential use. There are true economic costs associated with managing farm operations, Copyright©, 2000: Agricultural & Community Development Services, Inc, Columbia MD 9

APPENDIX C: SWOT ANALYSIS especially livestock operations, in close proximity to rural residences. In addition to the direct costs associated with operational changes, there are additional social costs to this conflict that include neighbor infighting, nuisance suits, and crop damage. The second threat from current land development pressure comes from the patchwork of development. As developed parcels leapfrog existing farms, they limit the expansion capability of existing operations while impacting successful intergenerational transfers. In addition, the patchwork of farms requires farmers to travel greater distances between parcels increasing both the time and expense of farming. The third issue involves the quality of land resource being consumed by development. Due to the radial pattern of development from Baltimore and Washington, the County’s best, and most productive soil resources are developed at a faster rate than are the less productive soils. This increases the proportion of marginal soils under cultivation and has the potential to limit the efficiency of county farms. The fourth issue affected by land-use patterns centers on the increase in land value. As a result of increased demand for land, farmers are forced to compete for land at higher prices. This impacts both operational costs as well as farm transition. Regional Competitiveness: While Genesee County agriculture may not have an absolute disadvantage compared to regional (outside of New York) competitors, it does face relative disadvantages in several significant areas: regulatory burden and higher cost structure. The agricultural and work place regulations in New York, in some cases, are significantly more stringent than nearby state’s. For example, New York has its own pesticide registration process that may delay or restrict the use of beneficial products. Also, the State tends to adopt stricter nutrient management and workplace regulations. The cost structure facing Genesee County farmers is driven by higher tax structure, which is changing with support from the Governor, and high utility costs. Management Recruitment: Agribusinesses and, to a lesser extent, farmers face difficulty in recruiting qualified technical and professional expertise. This is due in large part to the state’s reputation as business un-friendly and a high cost of living. With out changes in this situation, it will be difficult to maintain a high level of intellectual capacity within the agricultural industry. Water Resources: Increased reliance on ground and surface water are a regional source of concern. Aquifers do not respect political boundaries, and problems in one jurisdiction can quickly expand across borders. Salt water intrusion is an example of this issue. Regulatory Burden: Real or perceived, farmers and agribusinesses feel as if they are under an increasing and unsustainable level of regulatory scrutiny. As new levels of Copyright©, 2000: Agricultural & Community Development Services, Inc, Columbia MD 10

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