Issues: Agriculture

SENATE PASSES “BUY FROM THE BACKYARD” ACT TO BOOST LOCAL AGRICULTURAL PURCHASES

The New York State Senate today passed the “Buy From the Backyard Act” to promote the purchase of food grown or produced locally. The bill (S.2468) requires state agencies with food contracts to buy at least 20 percent of their food from New York sources.

March 19, 2012
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Senator Maziarz meets with members of the Future Farmers of America

On March 5, 2012 Senator Maziarz met with members of the Future Farmers of America in Albany from Albion High School as well as FFA State Officers during their Annual day in Albany.

March 16, 2012
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Senator Maziarz meets with District 4H Members

During the Annual 4H Capital Days on March 6, 2012, Senator Maziarz met with 4H student members and coordinators

March 16, 2012
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RITCHIE NAMED TO TWO BUDGET COMMITTEES

Albany One Step Closer to Enacting Another On-Time Budget

State Senator Patty Ritchie was named Tuesday night to two bipartisan committees tasked with ironing out differences between the Senate and Assembly budget proposals.

March 14, 2012
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SENATE PASSES 2012-13 BUDGET RESOLUTION

Gallivan: “Senate Plan Cuts Taxes, Reforms Medicaid, Protects Seniors and Schools.”

The New York State Senate voted to approve its 2012-13 Senate Budget resolution, continuing its focus on state spending, job creation, and structural reform to government.

The Senate budget, at just under $132.5 billion, keeps the total state spending increase below two percent, and spends less than the Executive Budget. The budget closes a $2 billion budget deficit and builds on last year’s successes in putting the state’s fiscal house in order.

March 13, 2012
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RITCHIE HIGHLIGHTS SENATE’S BUDGET GOALS

Jobs, Property Tax Relief, EPIC, Rural Schools, EEE Top List; Plan Includes Funds to Protect Fort Drum

March 12, 2012
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TAXES, RED TAPE ARE TOP PRIORITIES OF NY’s FARMERS

Agriculture Professionals Survey Results

March 12, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND NAMED TO THE FARM BUREAU’S CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

Designation honors Saland’s commitment to agriculture

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C Poughkeepsie) today announced that he has been named to the New York Farm Bureau’s “Circle of Friends” for the 2011 legislative session. The award is based on a legislator’s voting record on issues of importance to New York agriculture, bills sponsored by the legislator, as well as overall legislative support for agricultural issues. Senator Saland has been named to the “Circle of Friends” every year since its inception in 1990.

March 12, 2012
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Washington County agriculture and food focus of Albany meeting

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE FOCUS OF ALBANY MEETING -- Jennifer Small, owner of Flying Pigs Farm, Jill Hamilton, a crew leader at Slack Hollow Farm, and Scott Keyes of the New York Farm Bureau were in Albany Tuesday, March 6 participating in Cornell University’s LEAD New York program designed to build strong leaders for New York’s food and agriculture industry.&nbsp

March 9, 2012
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Senator Maziarz's Weekly Update on "Your Voice"

This week Senator Maziarz talks with the New York State Farm Bureau President Dean Norton.

March 9, 2012
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RITCHIE BACKS JOB-CREATING, SMALL BIZ TAX CUT PLAN

Gives Small Business a Needed Push to Boost Hiring; Includes Extra Help for Farmers, Returning Vets

State Senator Patty Ritchie is backing a plan to cut taxes on small businesses to create jobs and boost New York’s still-struggling economy.

March 8, 2012
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Senator Saland meets with members and constituents of the New York State Farm Bureau.

3/06/12 - Senator Saland met with members and constituents of the New York State Farm Bureau where the Senator was presented with a Circle of Friends Plaque. 

March 7, 2012
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Senator Nozzolio Welcomes Seneca County 4-H Club Member to the State Capitol

Albany- State Senator Mike Nozzolio recently met with Seneca County 4-H Club member Lexi Thompson of Fayette and 4-H Club Community Educator Katie Nelson as part of the 2011 4-H Capital Days, where 4-H members visit Albany to discuss the importance of agriculture, our State’s top job-producing industry. Senator Nozzolio also welcomed Lexi an

March 7, 2012
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RITCHIE’S ‘LET NEW YORK FARM’ BILL PASSES AG COMMITTEE

Comprehensive, Bipartisan Bill is Top Priority of Farm Advocates

March 6, 2012
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Senator Adriano Espaillat, Farmworkers’ Advocates Call for Passage of Farmworkers Bill of Rights and End to Brutal Working Conditions for New York’s Farmworkers

Currently lacking basic labor protections, farmworkers would receive weekly day off, workers’ compensation, sanitary working conditions, and other important rights

(New York, NY) – Senator Adriano Espaillat and advocates for New York’s farmworkers called for the passage of the Farmworkers Bill of Rights, a critical piece of legislation which will help end brutal working conditions for farmworkers across the state.

March 5, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE OUTLINES SENATE AG PRIORITIES

 In Address to Jefferson County Ag Leaders, Ritchie Pledges to Help Farms Grow

March 2, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Patricia Ritchie, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Room 816 LOB

March 6, 9:00 AM - 9:08 AM
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EEE: RITCHIE REPORT INCLUDES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BATTLING DEADLY VIRUS

Seeks Solutions to Prevent New Outbreak of Virus in Oswego Count

February 21, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE TURNS TO FARMERS FOR OPINIONS ON THE ISSUES

Districtwide “Ag Professionals” Survey is a First for Senate Committee Chair

February 21, 2012
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