“Since first elected, I have fought for a farm vehicle tax credit to bring relief to our farmers who must travel to markets on costly toll roads. Today’s announcement by Governor Cuomo is welcome relief to the farmers of the Hudson Valley,” said Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D – Columbia, Dutchess).
“This proposal will make a real difference for our farmers whom we depend upon to feed our families every day,” said Barrett. “My bill came about because local farmers reached out to me needing help: One farmer told me tolls were costing him more than $10,000 a year. For more than three years we have worked to educate colleagues and the governor’s team about this issue, so today’s announcement is welcome news.”