New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday proposed a bill to create a new brewing license category for "farm breweries" -- craft breweries that focus on using New York-made ingredients in their beer. The bill -- which essentially would allow the farm breweries to operate like the state's wineries -- is designed to boost the craft beer industry in the state and help New York farmers, the Albany Times-Union newspaper reported. "This legislation will provide a significant benefit to local farmers, by helping to create a sustained demand for their products," said Dennis Rosen, State Liquor Authority chairman. "Ultimately, by providing incentives for farm breweries to expand, these businesses will become, much like farm wineries, destination locations that will promote economic development and tourism within their communities. This bill will boost agriculture and breweries, as well as create jobs and increased economic development across New York." To read the Times-Union story, click here.