Issues: Agriculture

SENATOR STEVE SALAND PRESENTS CITATION TO ERIC OOMS

Senator Steve Saland presented a Citation honoring distinquished community agri-business leader Eric Ooms during the Annual President's Award Breakfast at Columbia-Greene Community College on November 4, 2011. 

November 12, 2011
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Seward: Return To Albany To Pass Flood Relief Measures

ONEONTA, 11/10/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) today called for a special session of the state senate to consider flood-related initiatives. 

November 10, 2011
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Local Farmer Named to Statewide Agriculture Board

Senator Kennedy Recommended Appointment of Bill Zittel to be Voice for WNY Farmers on state Agricultural Health and Safety Advisory Board

November 3, 2011
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Senator Valesky Named To NY Farm Bureau’s Circle of Friends

SYRACUSE — Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) has been named to the New York Farm Bureau’s 2011 Circle of Friends. “New York’s farms are an integral part of our Upstate economy,” said Senator Valesky. “Agriculture is New York’s largest industry; we must continue to ensure its success and vitality through a strong legislative agenda that will encourage it to grow.”

October 26, 2011
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Farm Bureau's 'Circle of Friends" includes Senator Maziarz

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that he has again been welcomed into the New York Farm Bureau’s “Circle of Friends.”  The award, bestowed by the state’s largest farm advocacy organization, is an indication of Senator Maziarz’ support of New York agriculture and the Farm Bureau during the 2011 legislative session.

October 25, 2011
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Senator Maziarz tours Coulter Farms in Cambria

Senator George Maziarz recently toured Coulter Farms in Cambria with members of the Western New York Land Conservancy.  The WNYLC is in the final stages of establishing a permanent conservation easement on this property so the land will be permanently protected.

October 25, 2011
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LaValle Secured Funds: Agricultural Consumer Science Center Breaks Ground, Equals Jobs and Economic Growth

October 24, 2011 – Nearly one year after announcing the open bidding process for the construction of a new Agriculture Consumer Science Center (ACSC) at the Stony Brook University Calverton Business Incubator, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., was joined by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and other local dignitaries  to celebrate the groundbreaking and construction advancement of the planned Center. The project expected completion date is summer 2012.

October 24, 2011
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Agricultural Consumer Science Center Breaks Ground

October 24, 2011 – Nearly one year after announcing the open bidding process for the construction of a new Agriculture Consumer Science Center (ACSC) at the Stony Brook University Calverton Business Incubator, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., will be joined by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and other local dignitaries on Monday, October 24 to celebrate the groundbreaking and construction advancement of the planned Center. The project expected completion date is summer 2012.

October 24, 2011
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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 2010 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.

October 24, 2011
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Senator Valesky sits down with local agri-business for ThoughtRaiser.

Yesterday, I met with several agri-business owners and operators to discuss how NY can make it easier for them to succeed.

October 21, 2011
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Griffo Again Recognized By New York Farm Bureau Award

Griffo Again Recognized By New York Farm Bureau Award

October 19, 2011
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Senator O'Mara named 'Eco-Star' by New York League of Conservation Voters

This week the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) named eight state lawmakers, including Senator O'Mara, as 2011 "Eco-Stars" for their "efforts to make New York State stronger, healthier and greener." 

October 19, 2011
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AG LEADERS OFFER IDEAS TO HELP FARMING GROW

Western New York agriculture industry leaders, including dairy farmers and grape growers, brought their ideas for strengthening New York agriculture to the Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday.

October 18, 2011
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Read the New York Times on Finger Lakes wines

The New York Times recently ran a series of illuminating articles on the Finger Lakes wine industry.  See:

"Deep Lakes, Icy Climate, Great Wine" [October 11, 2011]

October 17, 2011
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SENATE FORUMS TO FOCUS ON CHALLENGES TO FARMERS IN WESTERN, SOUTHERN N.Y.

Senator Ritchie Looking to Shape Farm Agenda for 2012

State Senator Patty Ritchie and the Senate Agriculture Committee are hosting two additional “Agriculture Business Forums” this week in Livingston and Suffolk Counties to gain insights and ideas to help strengthen New York’s farm economy and create jobs.

The forums are the second and third in a series that will help set the legislative agenda on agricultural issues for the session that begins in January.

October 17, 2011
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Senator O'Mara named to Farm Bureau 'Circle of Friends'

Albany, N.Y., October 14—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) has been named as a member of the 2011 New York Farm Bureau "Circle of Friends" -- an honorary organization formed in 1990 by the state’s leading farm advocacy organization to recognize state legislators who strongly support agriculture. 

October 14, 2011
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