Issues: Agriculture

SENATOR STEVE SALAND NAMED AS MEMBER OF NEW YORK FARM BUREAU’S CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

Designation honors Saland’s commitment to agriculture

in the 41st Senate District

October 4, 2010
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Senator Maziarz joins Farm Bureau's "Circle of Friends"

New York Farm Bureau President Dean Norton traveled to the 62nd Senate District to personally welcome State Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) into the Farm Bureau’s “Circle of Friends.”  The announcement came during a visit to Blackman Homestead Farm in the Town of Cambria in Niagara County.

October 1, 2010
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Padavan and Local Residents Celebrate 35th Anniversary of Queens County Farm Museum at Annual Queens County Fair

New York State Senator (Queens) joined thousands over the weekend at the 28th Annual Queens County Fair at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park. This year the Queens County Farm Museum celebrates their 35th anniversary. Since its foundation, Senator Padavan has been a driving force behind the legislative and community efforts to protect and preserve the Queens County Farm Museum.  The annual fair provides an opportunity for families and residents from Queens and the surrounding areas to enjoy a traditional agricultural fair and learn more about the rich history of New York’s oldest continuously operating farmSenator Padavan with traditional German singers and dancers at the Queens County Fair on Sunday September 26, 2010. 

September 28, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO RECEIVES “CIRCLE OF FRIENDS” AWARD FROM NEW YORK FARM BUREAU

In recognition of his efforts to help New York State farmers grow and create jobs, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been honored by the New York Farm Bureau with its “Circle of Friends” award.  The “Circle of Friends” award acknowledges Senator Nozzolio’s active support of New York agriculture and the New York Farm Bureau.

September 22, 2010
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NEW YORK FARM BUREAU NAMES LARKIN TO THEIR "CIRCLE OF FRIENDS"


In recognition of his support of local farmers, the New York Farm Bureau has named Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) to their "Circle of Friends" for the 2010 Legislative Session.

 

"This award is a great honor for me," said Senator Larkin. "I am proud to be included in the Farm Bureau's "Circle of Friends" and fully support our local farmers. The hard work and dedication shown by our farm families is one of the reasons New York farms are among the best in the nation. Our farm products consistently rank among the highest nationwide in quality and this is due to the strong work ethic and pride shown by all New York farmers," said Larkin.

 

September 21, 2010
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Valesky Named To NY Farm Bureau’s Circle of Friends

Syracuse, N.Y. — Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) has been named to the New York Farm Bureau’s 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.”

Valesky has sponsored and passed legislation securing property tax credits, expanding opportunities for locally made products, and lowering energy costs for local farms and agriculture, ensuring their continued success.

September 13, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE JOINS IN SUPPORT OF FARM PRESERVATION

(l-r) Riverhead Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, Long Island Farm Executive Board Vice President Frank Beyrodt, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, Senator Ken LaValle, Supervisor Sean Walter, Riverhead Town Councilman George Gabrielsen, Long Island Farm Executive Board President Mark Zaweski, Ms. Kozak, and Suffolk County Legislator Edward Romaine

September 9, 2010
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Aubertine Wins State Fair Milking Contest—Again


Senate Agriculture Chair Leads State Champion Celebrity Milk-Off Team for Second Straight Year

August 30, 2010
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Where's Rural New York's Voice?

It’s been a long struggle to raise the state Legislature's awareness of traditionally upstate, small city, rural issues, but over the past two years the challenges for rural legislators have become more and more acute.  We’ve seen it time and again in the ongoing battles over the state’s tax policies, economic development priorities, infrastructure allocations and in so many other ways.

So it’s going to remain one of the constant demands of every upstate legislator to remind the downstate, New York City-based leaders who currently control New York government that our state is largely defined by rural regions and the future of these rural communities is fundamental to statewide strength and well-being. 

August 25, 2010
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Washington County Fair starts with a bang

By THOMAS DIMOPOULOS tdimopoulos@poststar.com | Posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 9:00 am

EASTON — Amid the celebration and excitement of opening day at the Washington County Fair was an underlying mood of concern about the future of farming.

State Sen. Elizabeth Little helped open the fair on Monday by praising local farmers for the pride they take in their agricultural work, despite the economic ups and downs of the industry.

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August 25, 2010
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Senator Bonacic Discussing the Farmworker Labor Bill During Extraordinary Session

August 3, 2010 - New York State Senator John J. Bonacic discussing his opposition to the farmworker labor bill in the New York State Senate during Extraordinary Session.

August 11, 2010
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First Place at the County Fair

Senator George Maziarz recently offered his congratulations to Sydney Rodgers, a young woman who took First Place at the 4-H Beef Show Competition during the Niagara County Fair.

The annual Niagara County Fair was held at the county fairgrounds just north of Lockport in early August.

August 9, 2010
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KLEIN SECURES NEW HOME FOR ROOSTER RESCUED FROM COCKFIGHT

Bird to be Delivered to Recovery Sanctuary

 

BRONX, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Friday that he has secured a safe, long term home for an abused rooster recently rescued from a South Bronx cockfight. The owner of the Hollywood Haircuts barber shop on City Island has been rehabilitating and caring for the rooster, Coco, since his rescue earlier this year. Following the press conference, Klein’s office delivered the rooster to its new home at the Berkshire Bird Paradise Sanctuary in Petersburg, NY.

 

August 6, 2010
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Growing Support for Energize NY Encouraging

 

Aubertine: Extender gives lawmakers more time to bring program to Assembly vote

August 4, 2010
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Valesky Bills Supporting Local Agriculture Signed Into Law

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Two pieces of legislation sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) supporting farmland protection and property tax relief have been signed into law by Governor David Paterson.

“These new laws further assist the agriculture industry, especially in Upstate New York, by providing local farmers with additional property tax relief,” said Senator Valesky

August 4, 2010
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