Niagara County Legislature Recognizes March as Agriculture Month

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Niagara County Legislator Mike Hill presents a proclamation at Tuesday night’s Legislature meeting to John King, President of the Niagara County Farm Bureau and Jeannette Miller, Farm Bureau Vice President and owner of the he Eclectic Farmstead in Newfane, celebrating March as National Agriculture Month.

Mr. King made a short presentation to the Legislature that included the following facts:

  • Agriculture in Niagara County contributes approximately $118,000,000 as a whole to the local economy and $30,000,000 in annual wages
  • Approximately 42 percent  of the land in Niagara County is actively farmed
  • 95 percent of our farms are family owned and cover approximately 140,000 acres in the county