Issues: Agriculture

Forum/Town Hall: To discuss the growing incidence of EEE, its impact on human and animal health and possible policy changes to minimize infection and spread of the virus in New York State.

SUBJECT:    State and Local Response to Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and its Impact on Public and Animal Health in Central and Northern New York

PURPOSE:    To discuss the growing incidence of EEE, its impact on human and animal health and possible policy changes to minimize infection and spread of the virus in New York State

WHEN:          Thursday, October 13th, 2011 at 11:00 am in the Legislature Chambers of the Oswego County Office Building, 46 E. Bridge St., Oswego, NY     

October 13, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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RITCHIE TO HOST OSWEGO ROUNDTABLE ON EEE

Joint Ag-Health Committee Event to Feature Officials, Experts on Animal, Human Health and Prevention

State Senator Patty Ritchie will hold a roundtable forum on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 11 am, in Oswego’s County Legislature Chambers, to discuss the state and local response to Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Central New York, and to explore ways to reduce risk of the disease to humans and animals.

The event is being sponsored jointly by the Senate’s Agriculture Committee, chaired by Senator Ritchie, and Health Committee, which is chaired by Senator Kemp Hannon, and will feature state and local health officials and experts on animal and human health, and disease prevention.

October 6, 2011
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SENATOR SALAND’S AGRICULTURE LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW

Requires Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets to consult with local government officials concerning local land use regulations, ordinances and laws

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C Poughkeepsie) today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed his legislation that enables local government officials to request an opinion from the Department of Agriculture and Markets before a municipality considers adopting a local ordinance that may impact agriculture (S.3626).  This legislation does not require a municipality to contact the Department of Agriculture and Markets prior to enacting a local law, but merely gives the local government officials the option to access the Department’s expertise.  

October 4, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE NAMES AG LEADERS ADVISORY PANEL

12 Leaders to Offer Views to Senate Ag Chair

State Senator Patty Ritchie has named a dozen leaders in the agribusiness field from across Central and Northern New York to her newly formed Agricultural Advisory Council.

September 30, 2011
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Seward Applauds National Grid's Emergency Economic Development Proposal

COBLESKILL, 09/21/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today joined officials with National Grid in announcing economic development aid for upstate communities hit hardest by recent storms.

“Our small businesses and farmers, many who have lost everything in the wake of Irene and Lee, are working diligently to rebuild.  Small towns and villages are also faced with a monumental task of repairing damaged infrastructure,” said Senator Seward.  “With budgets already stretched to the max, financial assistance is needed to help make people whole and I am pleased National Grid is stepping up to help energize the rebuilding effort.”

September 21, 2011
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SEN. RITCHIE: AGRIBUSINESS CAN REVITALIZE UPSTATE

 

Agricultural Businesses Offer Ideas To Ritchie’s Senate Ag Panel    

Upstate agriculture industry leaders, including onion growers, wineries and dairy farmers, told  New York State Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Patty Ritchie that upstate can grow jobs if the state reduces the regulatory burden on farm families.

September 20, 2011
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SEN. RITCHIE SENDS HURRICANE RELIEF SUPPLIES TO SCHOHARIE VALLEY

Thanks Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties for Donations

September 20, 2011
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SEN. RITCHIE'S AG FORUM IN WATERTOWN TUESDAY

Agricultural Business Forum To Set Senate Ag Committee's Agenda

New York State Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Patty Ritchie says her Agricultural Business Forum in Watertown on Tuesday will help her committee set the agenda for the upcoming legislative session.

“If we really want to revitalize New York’s economy, it’s absolutely critical that we harness our family farm businesses which make up so much of the upstate economy,” Senator Ritchie said. “Too often too many forget that our family farms produce what our manufacturers need.”

September 19, 2011
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September 17, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Herkimer County Added To FEMA Aid List

ONEONTA, 09/15/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today reminded residents and businesses in eligible counties to apply for federal disaster assistance in the wake of Irene and Lee. Herkimer County was recently added to the list of counties eligible for both individual and public assistance as a result of Hurricane Irene. “Families and businesses in communities devastated by Irene are determined to rebuild and the federal disaster declaration is a helpful step in the ongoing recovery.  I encourage those who have suffered damage to apply with FEMA as soon as possible to begin the assistance process,” said Seward.

September 15, 2011
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Senator Farley Announces Help for Area Farmers Affected by Flooding

As local counties continue to get hammered by Mother Nature, a new State Agricultural and Community Recovery Fund has been established to help rebuild the farming industry in this region, according to State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady).

September 8, 2011
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RITCHIE LEGISLATION: A PRESIDENT FOR EVERY SUNY COLLEGE

Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Protect Canton, Other Ag Schools from ‘Shared Leader’ Plan

September 7, 2011
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SENATE AG CHAIR RITCHIE TOURS IRENE-DAMAGED FARMS

Devastation is ‘numbing,’ says Ag Committee Chair

September 7, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE: BIOMASS COULD FUEL 140,000 UPSTATE JOBS

Attends hearing on proposals to grow energy jobs

September 6, 2011
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Area Counties Included In Federal Disaster Declaration

ONEONTA, 09/05/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today reminded residents and businesses in eligible counties to apply for federal disaster assistance. “Families and businesses in communities devastated by Irene are determined to rebuild and the federal disaster declaration is a helpful step in the ongoing recovery.  I encourage those who have suffered damage to apply with FEMA as soon as possible to begin the assistance process,” said Senator Seward.

Those who have suffered damage are able to register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362).  Registration forms and additional information can be found online at www.disasterassistance.gov.

September 6, 2011
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CORNELL ANIMAL DISEASE EXPERTS ISSUE EEE WARNING

The animal disease experts at Cornell University are issuing a warning about recent heavy rains and flooding from Hurricane Irene that can lead to further outbreaks of the EEE virus. Please consider taking steps to keep your farm animals and your family safe.

September 5, 2011
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RITCHIE WANTS PUBLIC FORUM ON EEE

Infected St. Lawrence Co. Horse is Latest Incident of Disease That Claimed Child

State Senator Patty Ritchie is again calling on state officials for answers after a St. Lawrence County horse reportedly died from the same mosquito-borne illness that had claimed the life of a four-year-old Oswego County girl.

September 1, 2011
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