Stop Eminent Domain Seizure of Working Farmland

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Stop Eminent Domain Seizure of Working Farmland

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Elizabeth Bares started this petition to ACIDA and

Great Lakes Cheese is threatening to leave the area if we (Marshacres and Citizens of Allegany County) don’t concede. Using Eminent Domain is an example of government power against a private citizen.

In this perverse situation the property in question produces 3,000 tons of feed per year, on the most fertile land in NYS. Without it would cause serious financial and environmental burdens to Mallards Dairy. Cavalierly telling the farmer he will “single handedly ruin the dairy industry in WNY” and forcing the residents of Cuba, NY to make up for GLC’s poor investment practices to their current plant is outrageous.

Is the ACIDA comfortable leaving yet another empty building in Cuba? Is this how we want our government to “work for us”, by seizing a private business profitable property then giving it to a billion dollar private corporation who won’t pay any school or property taxes for 15 years?! The public benefit to Allegany County residents is minimal - a more efficient plant will not afford more jobs, it will make it easier for the corporation to make money faster.

Each business has its own multiplier, each business employees local residents, and each business is rooted in agriculture. However, only one business is using threats and government force to get what they want. Only one business has donated time and money into environmental restoration in Allegany County. Remember, without dairy farms there would be no Great Lakes Cheese.


We respectfully ask if you are against the Eminent Domain seizure of this property please contact your legislators, the ACIDA, and sign the petition.  Thank You 

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