ALBANY - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced he has created a $15 million Agricultural and Community Recovery Fund to help rebuild the farming industry in areas affected by Hurricane Irene.
"This fund will help New York's farming community rebuild and recover," Cuomo said in a news release.
The money will be used for soil and water conservation districts to assist in rebuilding agricultural infrastructure, mitigation of stream banks, drainage and sewer rehabilitation and other projects.
The Department of Agriculture and Markets and Environmental Facilities Corp. will work with the Farm Bureau and local governments to prioritize projects, the release said.