New York NOW

Cuomo vs. McConnell, Assm. Donna Lupardo, Agriculture Anxiety

May 1, 2020

On this week's edition of New York NOW, Gov. Andrew Cuomo goes after U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on federal COVID-19 funding, warning that spending cuts are coming without it.

And if you like food, this episode's for you.

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, D-Broome, chairs the Assembly Agriculture Committee. She joins us to talk about how farmers are coping through COVID-19, and what can be done to help sustain the state's agriculture industry.

Some farms have been able to adapt to the crisis. We check in with Edible Uprising Farm in Rensselaer County about how they've changed their way of doing business during the pandemic.

The New York Farm Bureau says farmers are struggling, even with help from the state and local government. President David Fisher, a dairy farmer from St. Lawrence County, talks to us about milk dumping, the meat supply, and more.

And Karen DeWitt joins us with the news of the week.