New Jersey Assemblyman Ron Dancer today spoke at a rally opposing Governor Jon Corzine’s proposed elimination of the Department of Agriculture, and said that the farming industry is too important to
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Corzine has proposed eliminating the department as part of this year’s budget cuts, but Dancer noted the department is one of the smallest in state government and most of its functions are essential and will need to be transferred to other departments.
Dancer, who joined other legislators at the rally, wore his former racing silks to the rally. Dancer, who has deep ties to
Dancer also noted that this is a crucial issue because the horse racing industry is vital to the
Those supporting New Jersey agriculture note that 176,000 acres of land in the state are devoted to equine operations with an additional 46,000 acres producing hay and grain for horses.