Issues: Agriculture

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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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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