Statement from Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt

September 30, 2022

NYS Senate Seal

Today’s decision by the New York State Department of Labor Commissioner is the wrong one. By approving this recommendation from a board composed of unelected bureaucrats, this mandate will devastate family farms still reeling from the pandemic.

It is clear Albany’s one-party ruling class doesn’t care about family farms and seems hell-bent on destroying agriculture in New York State.  

This is nothing short of a scheduled collapse of New York’s agricultural industry.