Freiman Bill to Secure Additional Income for NJ Farmers Signed Into Law
Farmers across New Jersey to benefit from Agriculture Chair’s bill
Trenton, NJ – Assemblyman Roy Freiman today announced his bill, which permits farmers on preserved farmland across the state to host a limited number of special occasion events, was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy. The bill was passed in both the State Senate and State Assembly with unanimous support in both chambers.
Freiman, the chair of the Agriculture and Food Security committee, touted the signing of the bill as an opportunity to generate additional revenue for farmers in a post-pandemic economy while providing a unique opportunity for residents across the state to take in the natural beauty of preserved farmland at events that the bill allows.
“Farmers across New Jersey are looking for ways to supplement revenues to ensure their farms are economically viable.This bill provides them with that growth and revenue opportunity, especially as the demand for these farm events grows.” Freiman said. “In my hometown of Hillsborough and across this state, there are numerous beautiful farms that sit on preserved farmland which we will now be able to experience and cherish. I am proud to have worked with a group of legislators on both sides of the aisle to pass this legislation and am grateful for Governor Murphy’s support in signing it into law today.
Freiman represents the 16th Legislative District, which includes parts of Middlesex, Mercer, Somerset and Hunterdon Counties. Including the municipalities of Princeton, South Brunswick, Rocky Hill, Montgomery, Millstone, Hillsborough, Branchburg, Raritan Township, Readington Township, Flemington, High Bridge, Lebanon Borough, Clinton Town, and Clinton Township.