WASHINGTON | Sen. Charles Schumer said Wednesday he's pushing hard to make it possible for wineries and breweries to ship their products through the U.S. Postal Service.The current law, in place since 1909, makes it illegal for wine and beer producers to ship their products through the post office, forcing them to turn to private carriers such as FedEx and UPS.Schumer thinks he has a chance of changing the law because legislation is likely to come up soon to make changes...
Local officials are touting a new state law signed Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that puts a cap of two percent per year on increases in property tax assessments for agricultural land.The cap will help not just farmers, but also...
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