I agree with you Bill, NY is not as horrible as some say. Markets, good land, dont have to worry about irrigation, plentiful equipment dealers, lots of recreational opportunities no matter what you like to do. So far they really dont mess with us up here on environmental issues, it is very ag based state outside the urban areas. It really is a beautiful area 9 months out of the year. You learn to deal with the winter. There are people farming here that have come from many other parts of the country so must not be too bad. Too each there own I guess but I have no desire to move anywhere else.