Cuomo forms agricultural task force, calls on DEC to streamline pesticide regulations

From: Auburn Citizen

In the coming year, area farmers will spend less time poring over administrative details and more time in the field growing crops and raising livestock.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that New York farmers will operate under streamlined pesticide registration process and certification regulations.

In assembling the “first ever” Strategic Interagency Task Force on Lessening Obstacles to Agriculture, comprised of state government and agriculture industry leadership, Cuomo aimed to refine “regulatory burdens” placed on farmers, he said in a news releas

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