Issues: Agriculture

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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FARMERS CHEER RETURN OF N.Y. MILK TO STATE LUNCH ROOMS

‘Local Food’ Rally Erupts as Senator Ritchie Delivers the News

February 15, 2012
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LARKIN LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

Bill Will Allow Farm Wineries To Sell Wine At Roadside Farm Markets

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that the New York State Senate has passed Senate bill S.4241-A, which authorizes the sale of wine produced by farm or special wineries or micro-wineries at licensed roadside farm markets. 

February 13, 2012
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RITCHIE BILL CUTS PAPERWORK FOR FARM VEHICLES

Reduces Regulatory Burden On Agricultural Community

February 10, 2012
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JEFFERSON COUNTY FFA LEADERS JOIN SEN. RITCHIE ON 'TALK OF OUR TOWNS'

Student leaders friom Belleville-Henderson and South Jefferson join Senator Ritchie to discuss the future of agriculture on the Senate's "Talk of Our Towns" program.

February 8, 2012
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February 7, 2:00 PM - 2:49 PM
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Senator Nozzolio Welcomes Local Future Farmers of America to Albany

ALBANY- Continuing his efforts to promote and preserve New York State farms for generations to come, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today met with members of Future Farmers of America from Moravia High School.  Senator Nozzolio discussed the importance of agriculture - New York State's top jobs-producing industry - to our State's economy. Senator Nozzolio also welcomed these outstanding young people to the floor of the historic New York State Senate Chamber.

February 7, 2012
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RITCHIE QUESTIONS COMMISSIONER AUBERTINE ON AG BUDGET

Discussing Regulation, Ag Promotion, Flood Recovery and Proposal for Dairy Assessment

State Senator Patty Ritchie today questioned the state’s Agriculture Commissioner on proposals that affect farming in the governor’s proposed budget.

February 7, 2012
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SENATOR RITCHIE APPOINTED TO BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE

Reviewing Transportation, Environment, Agriculture, Housing
On-Time Budget Eyed for Second Straight Year
State Senator Patty Ritchie has been named to a special Senate budget subcommittee assigned to review the Governor’s proposed budget.

February 2, 2012
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SENATE PASSES TWO RITCHIE BILLS TO CUT RED TAPE FOR FARMS

Eases Regulations On Maple Sugar Houses, Woodlot Pastures  

January 30, 2012
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RITCHIE, FARM BUREAU SAY, ‘LET NY FARM’

The New York Farm Bureau has thrown its formidable weight behind my bill, the “Let New York Farm Act,” naming it as one of the year’s top priorities.

January 27, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Patricia Ritchie, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Room 816 LOB

January 31, 9:00 AM - 9:06 AM
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Sen. Krueger Calls for Federal Action on Food Safety and Animal Welfare as U.S. Supreme Court Overturns “Downer” Livestock Law in California

New York – Today, Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) called for new federal legislation in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision yesterday overturning California’s downer livestock law.

January 25, 2012
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Senator Seward Urges Small Businesses, Farmers, Non-Profits To Apply For Flood Assistance

ALBANY, 01/23/12 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced that applications are now being accepted for the Hurricane Irene-Tropical Storm Lee Business Flood Recovery Grant Program. 

“Many small businesses, farms and non-profits damaged during Irene and Lee were already operating on a tight budget before the storms and are unable to afford costly repairs on their own,” said Senator Seward.  “This state grant program will help fill the gaps that private insurance, federal grants and other assistance programs haven’t covered.”

January 23, 2012
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SENATE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE MEETS

Issues Annual Report of 2011 Successes

 

 

January 19, 2012
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Senator Seward Comments On Governor's Budget Proposal

ALBANY, 01/17/12 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal:

“The governor’s budget proposal is a sound continuation of last year’s effort to rein in state spending without raising taxes or resorting to new borrowing.  I believe the plan hits close to the mark on a number of my key priorities and provides a solid starting point for this year’s budget discussion.

January 17, 2012
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Seward Touts Keys For Success For 2012

ONEONTA, 01/12/12 – In media conferences across his district kicking off the 2012 session of the New York State Senate, State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) opened up his legislative playbook and detailed his “Keys for Success.”   Seward’s game plan focuses on economic development, mandate relief, reform of the education aid formula, and continued flood recovery assistance.

January 12, 2012
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