Fourth-Generation Farmer Pushes for Better than 90-Year-Old Technology

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Will Yandik, Green Acres Farm, Town of Livingston, Columbia County

A fourth generation farmer, member of the Livingston Town Board and representative of the Columbia County Farm Bureau, Mr. Yandik says his family already has given up land to utility companies by eminent domain. He doesn’t want to do it again or to suffer with additional massive towers and high-voltage lines being run through his agricultural lands. He believes New York and the governor should be a leader on this issue rather than using 90-year-old technology. For starters, he points out that Europe and other states can underground power lines and New York should be able to as well. The 180-acre farm produces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and offers a road stand with pies, baked goods, jams and many more farm-fresh products.