Issues: Agriculture

Senator Foley and US Senator Gillibrand Help Kick Off North Bellport Farmers Market

Senator Foley and US Senator Gillibrand recently helped to celebrate the opening of a farmers market in North Bellport that was organized through a joint effort by Sustainable Long Island and the Long Island Farm Bureau.  The goals of the market, which will be staffed by high school students from the local community, are to provide fresh, healthy food options for residents, to increase awareness about nutrition and to help the students acquire business skills.

July 13, 2010
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Delicious potato chips in the making at Sustain Adirondack

Senator Betty Little joined a contingent of state and local officials for a tour of three Franklin County agricultural businesses.

One of the stops was Sustain Adirondacks which makes a variety of products including potato chips.  Sustain Brand products  are locally sourced within 300 miles or less.  That means a majority of ingredients come from local farms, products are processed by local hands and sales and profits benefit farmers locally.

July 13, 2010
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Delicious potato chips in the making at Sustain Adirondacks

Senator Betty Little recently joined a contingent of state and local officials for a tour of three Franklin County agricultural businesses.  One of the stops was Sustain Adirondacks, whose products are locally sourced within 300 miles are less.  That means a majority of the ingredients come from local farms, the products are processed by local hands and sales and profits from the products benefit farmers locally.

July 13, 2010
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Aubertine Receives Rural Schools Association ‘Appreciation Award’

Senator recognized for his commitment and work on behalf of rural schools across the state

WATERTOWN (July 13, 2010)—The New York State Rural Schools Association on Monday afternoon in Cooperstown honored state Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine with its annual Appreciation Award for his work on behalf of rural schools.

July 13, 2010
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Speaking Up for Farm Workers

This powerful video highlights the often tragic plight of farm workers in New York State.

Please take a few minutes to hear their story in their own words, and join us in supporting the legislation that can help change their lives for the better - S.8223 Espada /A.11569 Nolan.

Our opponents lost us the bill mentioned in this video - let's not let that happen again. Do you want to help farm workers? Sign this online petition today to pass S.8223 in the Senate!

July 7, 2010
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Senate Approves Bill to Help Wineries

Aubertine bill continues Senator's effort to support the agricultural industry  

June 28, 2010
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Budget Secures Support For Agriculture Industry

Agriculture Recognized for Role in State’s Long-Term Economic Stability

June 25, 2010
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Budget Restores $2.5 million for Agriculture

 

Final budget reflects 4.4 percent increase over executive budget, $726k in re-appropriations

June 24, 2010
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Putting New York Back to Work: Senate Majority Passes Job Creation Package

10-point plan Creates Jobs, Grows Small Businesses & Attracts New Investments

The Senate Democratic Majority passed a comprehensive jobs package of 10 bills that will put New Yorkers back to work, create new jobs and spur economic growth for businesses across the state. The Majority’s jobs plan, which comes immediately after the Senate Majority passed Energizing New York, a permanent program to replace Power for Jobs, will:

June 23, 2010
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SENATE PASSES MEASURE IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL WINERIES

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that he supported legislation that would allow wineries and farm wineries to sell wine for consumption at food festivals.

June 22, 2010
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Senate Takes Lead on NY Jobs, Passes Energize New York

 

Aubertine bill reforms Power for Jobs as permanent, sustainable job creation, preservation tool

ALBANY (June 21, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed legislation to reform the state’s low cost power for economic development programs, including the expired Power for Jobs, by creating a new streamlined “Energize New York” program that positions the state for long term job growth.

June 21, 2010
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Legislative Activity June 17, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation Protecting Communities From Pollution And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation today to cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the use of sulfur in our current heating practices. Additionally, the Senate stood by survivors of domestic violence by increasing the time they have in shelters as they seek permanent refuge from their attackers.

Reducing Sulfur to Promote Environmentally Friendly Heating

June 17, 2010
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Legislative Activity June 17, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation Protecting Communities From Pollution And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation today to cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the use of sulfur in our current heating practices. Additionally, the Senate stood by survivors of domestic violence by increasing the time they have in shelters as they seek permanent refuge from their attackers.

June 17, 2010
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Valesky Bill Streamlines Property Tax Exemptions for Grape, Apple Growers

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— The New York State Senate passed legislation sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that supports growth and investment in vineyards and orchards, two major agricultural crops in New York State.

June 15, 2010
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Legislative Activity For June 14, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation To Keep Government Working, Reduce Spending And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation to keep government working, preserving essential services used to support employment, health, public safety, transportation, and education related programs, while achieving nearly $330 million spending reductions to close the budget gap.

June 14, 2010
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INCREASING INNER-CITY ACCESS TO FRESH FARM PRODUCE

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Help NYS Local Farmers Deliver Produce in Urban Areas

 

ALBANY, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Monday that the Senate passed his legislation to increase New Yorkers’ access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. Klein’s bill (S.6203/NYS Assembly same-as A.6408/Ortiz) authorizes the NYS Urban Development Corporation to offer loans and grants to local and regional farmers, making it easier for them to distribute and transport produce to grocery stores and green markets.

June 14, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Rural Resources Commission Meeting

The Legislative Commission on Rural Resources will hold a meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Room 904 (Commission Chair Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine's Conference Room).

June 16, 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM
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Senate Passes Valesky Bill to Expand Net Metering for Anaerobic Digestion

ALBANY, N.Y.—The State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that will double the allowable amount of electricity produced through anaerobic digestion, including by on-farm methane digesters, to be sold back to the grid.

June 9, 2010
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Aubertine Legislation Protects Rights of Dairy Farmers

 

Legislation would protect farmers’ ability to market milk from coercion, conspiracy by milk dealers

June 9, 2010
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