Issues: Agriculture

September 17, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Opening Day of the 2015 Great New York State Fair

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped cut the ribbon for the start of the 2015 Great New York State Fair on August 27th inside the Dairy Building on the Fairgrounds. Senator DeFrancisco is pictured next to NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathleen C. Hochul.  

August 27, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC VISITS DELAWARE COUNTY FAIR

Senator Bonacic chats with the 2015 Delaware County Fair Queen Delaney Brown, of Downsville.

August 20, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC VISITS DELAWARE COUNTY FAIR

(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic was pleased to join friends and neighbors yesterday at the annual Delaware County Fair. The Fair, held every year in Walton, NY, and sponsored by the Delaware County Agricultural Society, is one of the largest agricultural fairs in the region, and has an average annual attendance of 80,000. The 6-day event has something for everyone, including live entertainment, livestock contests, tractor and farm equipment displays, carnival rides, delicious food, and a host of local vendors displaying and selling their items.

August 20, 2015
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FAST FACTS ABOUT THE FAIR

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column 

August 17, 2015
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RITCHIE VISITS WITH “ROYALTY” AT THE GOUVERNEUR & ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY FAIR

During her recent stop at the Gouverneur and St. Lawrence County Fair, State Senator Patty Ritchie had the opportunity to visit with St. Lawrence County Dairy Princess Megan Parkman and St. Lawrence County Dairy Ambassador Cameron Chester. 

As Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Senator Ritchie is focused on boosting business for farmers, as well as encouraging young people to enter into careers in agriculture.  During their discussion, St. Lawrence County Dairy Princess Megan Parkman and St. Lawrence County Dairy Ambassador Cameron Chester talked with the Senator about growing the dairy industry in St. Lawrence County.

August 14, 2015
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Elba Onion Festival

Elba, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer poses for a photo with Assemblyman Steve Hawley after marching in the Elba Onion Festival parade.  The Town of Elba, located in Genesee County, is known as the "Onion Capital of the World." Click here for more information about the festival.

August 7, 2015
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Ortt Rides Antique Tractor in Parade at Niagara County Fair

At the Niagara County Fair, Senator Ortt had the opportunity to ride a John Deere in the Antique Tractor Parade. Pete Ketch of Ketch Farm for loaned the Senator the tractor. Dating back to the 1940s, the fair is a long-standing tradition that celebrates history, agriculture and food. 

August 5, 2015
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National Farmer's Market Week ~ August 2-8, 2015 ~ Find a market near you

August 2-8, 2015 has been declared National Farmer's Market Week.

Find a local market HERE.

August 4, 2015
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Summer 2015 Rural Futures Edition

The Legislative Commission on Rural Resources is proud to have published our Summer 2015 Rural Futures Edition (click on the link below). We hope you find Rural Futures both interesting and informative. Please feel free to contact the Commission staff with any questions, comments or suggestions. Thank you!

July 31, 2015
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Bombshell animal cruelty case spurs petition

MOHEGAN LAKE, NY - Following the second arrest made in an animal cruelty case involving a Mohegan Lake Pet Shop, New York State Senator Terrence Murphy announced the launch of his Protect Our Pets Petition in an effort to put pressure on the Assembly to pass what he calls crucial legislation that seeks to provide added protection to animals across New York.

July 31, 2015
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August 17, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ortt Meets Fairgoers at Orleans County 4-H Fair

Senator Ortt stopped by the Orleans County 4-H Fair Thursday evening to met up with fairgoers. The fair is a long-standing tradition that celebrates food, agriculture and fun activities for everyone to enjoy. 

July 30, 2015
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SENATOR CARLUCCI TO KICK OFF POVERTY HEARINGS IN ROCKLAND

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Social Services will host a series of hearings throughout New York State on poverty. The first hearing will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at the Pearl River Library, located at 80 Franklin Avenue, in Pearl River, NY, at 1 p.m.

July 28, 2015
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Ortt Kicks Off Orleans County Fair, Remembers Army Spc. Johnston

Senator Ortt and Assemblyman Hawley kicked off the Orleans County Fair with an opening ceremony Monday, but did so with a heavy heart. They took a few minutes to reflect on a comrade who lost his life while fighting in Afghanistan. Army Spc. Jason Johnston died in 2009. The Senator and Assemblyman presented his mother, Jeanine, with a proclamation in her son’s honor.

 

July 27, 2015
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Finger Lakes Cheese Festival on Saturday, July 25, a great chance to support local agriculture, tourism ~ O'Mara reflects on family's history in cheese making in New York State

Odessa, N.Y., July 23—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today reminded area residents that the 4th Annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival takes place this Saturday, July 25, at Sunset View Creamery in Schuyler County.

July 23, 2015
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CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF ORANGE COUNTY CUTS RIBBON ON BRAND NEW EDUCATION CENTER AND 4-H PARK

(Middletown, NY)- Senator Bonacic joined local elected officials, members of the community, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County employees and members of the Orange County Agriculture community, at a ground breaking ceremony for the brand new Education Center and 4-H Park in the Town of Mount Hope yesterday. Senator Bonacic delivered remarks and presented Cornell Cooperative Extension with a Senate proclamation congratulating them on their 100th Anniversary, which is Saturday July 25th.

July 23, 2015
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Ortt, Hawley Call on Assembly Majority to Pass Legislation to Prevent Canal Bridge Closures

Legislation to Close Loopholes in Canal Law and Hold State Accountable, Held up in Assembly

KNOWLESVILLE – Standing in front of the heavily traveled Knowlesville lift bridge in Orleans County, New York State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) and New York State Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I – Batavia) today urged the Assembly Majority to pass a bill that would prevent further closure of bridges over the Erie Canal and other canals within New York State. Bridges include lift or movable, highway and pedestrian.   

July 20, 2015
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