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Celebrate Dairy Month!

From ice cream to yogurt, many of our favorite foods are dairy products.  But these snacks didn’t get to your kitchen without lots of hard work by New York State farmers.

June is National Dairy Month.  Not only is it a time to celebrate the contributions of the agriculture industry, but also a time to thank our dairy farmers.

June 4, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Patricia Ritchie, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Room 816 LOB

May 15, 9:05 AM - 9:11 AM
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RITCHIE HOSTS PUBLIC HEARING ON ANIMAL ABUSE

Utica Forum Prompted by Horrific Abuse Case

State Senate Agriculture Chair Patty Ritchie hosted a public hearing in Utica today to find ways to crack down on serious cases of animal abuse.

May 9, 2012
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Public Hearing: Cruelty of Companion Animals Legislation

Senate Standing Committee on AgricultureChair: Senator Patricia A. RitchiePublic Hearing: Cruelty of Companion Animals LegislationPlace: Utica State Office Building, 207 Genesee Street, 1st Floor, Utica, New YorkTime: 2:30 P.M.Contact: Todd Kusnierz (518) 455-3438Media Contact: Ryan Aguam (315) 793-9072ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

May 9, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Patricia Ritchie, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Room 816 LOB

June 5, 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Patricia Ritchie, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Room 816 LOB

May 1, 9:00 AM - 9:06 AM
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RITCHIE, AG COMMISSIONER DISCUSS EEE FUNDING

State Budget Funds for Mosquito Control, Horse Vaccination to Help Stop Spread 

April 18, 2012
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RITCHIE WINS FIGHT TO REVERSE CUTS IN AG BUDGET

No Tax-Hike Budget Also Means No New Fee on Hardworking Dairy Farmers

State Senator Patty Ritchie today announced agreement with the Assembly to reverse all the proposed cuts to key agriculture programs in the new state budget.

March 27, 2012
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EEE FUNDS TO BE INCLUDED IN STATE BUDGET

$150,000 to help land- and horse owners, county taxpayers, protect public health

March 26, 2012
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