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Lawmakers Looking to Relieve Apple Farmers

NY Lawmakers on Apple Crops
ALBANY (WENY)---New York legislators say the state's important apple crop took a beating this spring.

Lawmakers are proposing the Family Farmers and Apple Growers Relief Act.

The bill would establish a tax credit, allowing farmers to claim 35 percent of their losses due to the frost we saw in the earlier months.

They say apple growers have lost as much as 75 percent of this year's crop.

New York Republicans say the empire state is the second largest apple growing state with 694 farms that employ more than 10,000 people.

The legislation was introduced Friday and it heads to the assembly today.