Issues: Agriculture

Senate Passes Bill to Get Locally-Grown Produce to Senior Citizens

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S2149) sponsored by Senator David Valesky (D-Oneida), that would create a farm-to-senior program to promote the purchase of New York State farm products by senior center

May 7, 2013
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Senate Passes Bill To Get Locally-Grown Produce To Senior Citizens

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S2149) that would create a farm-to-senior program to promote the purchase of New York State farm products by senior centers and other institutions for the aging.The program would replicate a similar effort, the farm-to-school program, which was established in 2002 to enable schools to purchase locally-grown farm produce for school children.  The bill would give that same access to seniors.

May 7, 2013
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Senate Passes Valesky Legislation to Bring Local Food to Senior Facilities

ALBANY, NY – The New York State Senate passed legislation today, sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), that will help bring local farm products to senior centers and other institutions for the aging.

May 7, 2013
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Senator Maziarz receives Honorary Empire Degree from NYS FFA Association

Last weekend the New York State FFA Association held its annual convention in Albion, New York.  During the festivities, which drew hundreds of young people from around the state, Senator George Maziarz was bestowed with an Honorary Empire Degree for all he has done to support agriculture and education.  The Empire Degree is the highest honor FFA students can earn at the state level.

May 6, 2013
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Get Involved: I Love My Park Day

This Saturday, May 4th, New Yorkers across the State will be gearing up to show their love for our State parks and historic sites. Volunteers are needed throughout the day to help with clean-up and beautification at various sites. To get involved or to find a site near you, please take a second to visit http://www.ptny.org/ilovemypark/findanevent.shtml.

April 30, 2013
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Growing Jobs in the Finger Lakes

Growing Jobs in the Finger Lakes

By: Senator Mike Nozzolio

 

April 29, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Patricia Ritchie, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Room 411 LOB

April 30, 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
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Marchione introduces bill in State Senate to Protect Horses From Slaughter

For Immediate Release: April 18, 2013

Contact: Josh Fitzpatrick, 518-455-2381 (Marchione), fitzpatr@nysenate.gov

April 24, 2013
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April 23, 2013 - "Your Voice" with Senator Cathy Young

In this week's segment of "Your Voice," Senator Cathy Young discusses how the state budget affects farming and agriculture, recent successes and priorities for the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, and events in the district.

April 24, 2013
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Rural Resources Commission Discusses Successes from Budget, Plans Agenda for Rest of Session

ALBANY – As the Chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) announced that the bi-partisan Commission charged with addressing the needs of rural New York has chalked up several policy victories so far this year.

“Traditionally, the Rural Resources Commission has functioned as a think tank with a focus on advancing rural New York. Throughout its thirty year history, the Commission has remained a cooperative effort. It brings together the Legislature as a whole, as well as interested parties to better understand the issues rural New Yorkers face and to develop legislative solutions to best meet those needs,” said Senator Young.

April 23, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Patricia Ritchie, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Room 411 LOB

April 23, 9:00 AM - 9:28 AM
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Spring Rural Futures Newsletter 2013

Resources is proud to have published our Spring 2013 edition of Rural Futures (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!

April 17, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Legislative Commission on Rural Resources Meeting

An opportunity to introduce new and continuing members of the Commission and to set forth the goals and initiatives for the current Legislative Session.

April 16, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Homer Central Junior Serves As Ag Commissioner At YMCA Conference

 

ALBANY, 04/15/13 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today welcomed Homer Central School junior Alice Jenkins to Albany for the 2013 YMCA Youth and Government Conference.

“The YMCA Youth and Government Conference is a terrific hands-on teaching tool to help students hone leadership skills and learn the inner-workings of our government,” said Senator Seward.  “Alice Jenkins and her peers are our future leaders.  It is great to see their interest in public service and creative vision to improve our community and society.”

April 15, 2013
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April 10, 2013
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STATE BUDGET PROVIDES REAL TAX RELIEF FOR MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES, ADDRESSES CHALLENGES FACING UPSTATE

ALBANY - The New York State Senate has passed the State Budget on time for the third consecutive year, Senator Patrick M. Gallivan announced today. The spending plan adheres to a self-imposed two percent spending cap, contains significant tax relief for middle-class families and businesses, and also addresses some of the unique challenges facing Western New York.

March 27, 2013
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March 27, 2013
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SENATE PASSES TWO FARMING BILLS CO-SPONSORED BY SENATOR BONACIC

The New York State Senate yesterday passed two bills co-sponsored by Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt.

March 26, 2013
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RITCHIE: STATE BUDGET INCLUDES WELCOME BOOST TO FARMERS

New Funding, Initiatives to Help NY’s Leading Industry Grow 

State Senator Patty Ritchie today announced that the new state budget restores cuts to key agriculture programs, while adding new funding and a new marketing initiative to help farmers grow.

Senator Ritchie, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, once again led efforts to stop funding cuts to key programs aimed at boosting productivity and strengthening the bottom lines of 36,000 family farmers who are at the center of New York’s leading industry.

March 25, 2013
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March 19, 4:30 PM - 4:43 PM
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