Dean Norton, New York Farm Bureau president, released the following statement:
"Our immediate concerns are with those farms that are dealing with the devastating impacts of the record snowfall. The snow load weighing down the roofs of barns and greenhouses remains a serious concern, and we encourage all farmers to keep a close watch on the conditions and prepare to move people, animals and equipment to a safer location if need be.
"New York Farm Bureau is working with New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the rest of the team with the state office of emergency management and Cornell Cooperative Extension to monitor the damage and response. In addition, we have been in touch with our congressional delegation, as well, concerning needs and resources. We greatly appreciate everyone's hard work in this emergency situation. New York Farm Bureau will assist our members to navigate any disaster assistance, should it become available."