Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has shared his concerns with recently re-introduced legislation, the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act (S2837), in a letter to the bill’s Senate sponsor, Senator Jessica Ramos.
Senator Ranzenhofer is requesting that the bill’s sponsor garner feedback from the agriculture industry.
“For years, many local farmers have shared their fears regarding serious unintended consequences of this legislation,” said Ranzenhofer in the letter. “Agriculture is the largest industry in the state, and I believe it is critically important that local farmer concerns and the concerns of the greater agriculture community be heard.”
Senator Ranzenhofer believes that the proposal could have a devastating impact on local jobs and family farms.
“Simply put, the stakes have never been higher for farmers across New York State and additional employer mandates could have catastrophic consequences for many rural upstate communities and consumers,” said Ranzenhofer.