Thursday, January 19, 2017

Bills to help young farmers advance in New Jersey


The following bills designed to give young farmers a leg up in New Jersey was released today by the Assembly Agriculture and Solid Waste Committee.    

A-4489  Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Zwicker, A. (D-16); Space, P. (R-24); Houghtaling, E. (D-11); Mazzeo, V. (D-2); Taliaferro, A.J. (D-3); Dancer, R.S. (R-12)
Directs Dept. of Agriculture to develop and implement beginning farmer mentoring program in cooperation with certain agricultural and educational organizations and entities.
      
A-4490  Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Zwicker, A. (D-16); Houghtaling, E. (D-11); Taliaferro, A.J. (D-3); Dancer, R.S. (R-12)
Provides corporation business tax and gross income tax credits to persons hiring beginning farmers to perform custom farming.
      
A-4491  Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Zwicker, A. (D-16); Houghtaling, E. (D-11); Mazzeo, V. (D-2); Taliaferro, A.J. (D-3); Dancer, R.S. (R-12)
Establishes "New Farmers Improvement Grant Program" to provide matching grants for farm improvements to beginning farmers.
    
A-4492  Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Zwicker, A. (D-16); Houghtaling, E. (D-11); Space, P. (R-24); Taliaferro, A.J. (D-3); Dancer, R.S. (R-12)
Requires NJEDA to establish loan program to assist beginning farmers in financing capital purchases.
     
A-4493  Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Zwicker, A. (D-16); Mazzeo, V. (D-2); Houghtaling, E. (D-11); Taliaferro, A.J. (D-3); Dancer, R.S. (R-12)
Establishes Garden State Young Farmers Loan Redemption Program in Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.   

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