Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources

The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee is responsible for monitoring issues that affect parks, farmland preservation, water resources and the growing agricultural industry.
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Freiman & Calabrese Bill Package Granting More Autonomy for Owners of Preserved Farmland, Wineries Clears Assembly Panel

To provide owners of preserved farmland and local wineries with more autonomy, Assemblymen Roy Freiman and Clinton Calabrese sponsored legislation allowing these landowners to hold certain agriculture-related events on their land and allowing wineries to expand where they are allowed to sell and sample wine. The bills cleared the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Thursday.

“New Jersey agriculture is something to be celebrated, and it is only fair that we give our landowners the right to make decisions regarding events on their property,” said Freiman (D-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon). “These events can bring people together for social engagement while helping the economy at a very local level.”

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