NY agribusiness stands opposed to minimum wage increase

New York's farmers will not survive in a world market if their labor costs are 67% higher than their competition, groups warn.

In New York, the greater agribusiness community said it is in lockstep with state Farm Bureau members on strongly opposing the proposed $15 minimum wage in the state. Agribusiness leaders said they recognize that the agriculture industry is not an island among the small business community throughout New York. The entire economy, particularly the upstate economy, cannot shoulder a 67% wage increase.

"We commend the New York Farm Bureau for rejecting an attempt to carve farmers out o

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