Patty Ritchie http://wamc.org en NY Law Caps Agricultural Assessment Hikes http://wamc.org/post/ny-law-caps-agricultural-assessment-hikes-0 <p></p><p></p><p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a law to cap agricultural land assessment increases at two percent a year.</p><p>Cuomo says the measure is meant to keep farmers on their land by protecting them from "unsustainable" tax hikes.</p><p>State officials say Tuesday the base assessment value for agricultural land has nearly doubled over the past seven years, leading to high property tax increases.</p><p>The previous cap was 10 percent. About 25 percent of New York's land is used in agriculture.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:51:07 +0000 Jaired Crofut 76134 at http://wamc.org NY Law Caps Agricultural Assessment Hikes New York State Senator Patty Ritchie - "Grown in New York" http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-senator-patty-ritchie-grown-new-york <p>Several New York state Senators gathered this morning at the capitol in Albany to introduce a package of legislation they say would strengthen the state’s agricultural industry.</p><p>WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke with Senator Patty Ritchie, Republican of the 48th district and chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee about the "Grown in New York" plan.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:30:00 +0000 59156 at http://wamc.org New York State Senator Patty Ritchie - "Grown in New York"