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Giglio: ‘Farm Bill’ an unjust burden on farmers, agriculture

May 20, 2013

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) ex-pressed his opposition to the "Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act," a New York City-sponsored bill that Giglio believes would essentially doom upstate farms and agriculture. Giglio cited the unnecessary and negative repercussions of the bill, as well as the high cost of operating a farm in New York state as reasons enough to vote 'no' on the legislation. The Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act (A.1792-A) would create la-bor mandates, mandatory work hours and overtime pay, and more regulations for farmers and their workers.



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