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State senators in Homer touring New Hope View Farm

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Today, NYS Senator Peter Oberacker and Senate Republican Leader Robert Ortt visit New Hope View Farm in Homer.

They will tour the farm and discuss various agriculture issues.

Among the topics, the New York State Farm Labor Wage Board’s upcoming examination of the overtime threshold for farmworkers.

The 2019 Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act’s enacted a 60-hour overtime threshold for farmworkers; a potential decrease to 40 hours could be instituted.

Oberacker said this would threaten the livelihood of many small farmers and their employees.

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