- Associated Press - Saturday, April 15, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is giving a hand to farmers looking to reduce harmful emissions or prepare for extreme weather events.

The state announced several grants for farms in regions including central New York, the Finger Lakes and Hudson Valley.

The money will go to individual farms to assist them on projects related to reducing methane emissions, improving water efficiency, fighting erosion and planning for floods and droughts.

The Finger Lakes was awarded the largest number of grants, worth $449,000.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose office announced the funding, says the grants will help preserve the state’s natural resources and protect the environment while also supporting one of the state’s most important industries.

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