Issues: Agriculture

The Second Avenue Subway Construction (Part 1)

On November 30, 2010 Chairman Bill Perkins and the Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commission hosted a public hearing at 250 Broadway in New York City. The subject of the hearing was construction of the Second Avenue Subway.

December 1, 2010
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Agricultural Innovation In Greene County

The Daily Mail

Athens, 11/16/10 - It was an opera house in the 19th century, and a bowling alley and a gym in the 20th century. For the 21st century, Athens old Brook’s Opera House has become an operating brewery, soon to be pub and restaurant and eventually a concert hall.

On Monday, Crossroads Brewery was a vortex of craft brewers and elected officials sampling beer and listening to the Grateful Dead. But what looked like a high time on the surface had quite serious implications for Greene County.

November 22, 2010
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Senator Maziarz meets farmers in Niagara County

Senator Maziarz attended the annual meeting of the Niagara County Farm Bureau, held at Niagara County Fairgrounds north of Lockport.  Here he speaks with Jeremy Verratti, a fourth generation dairy farmer in Gasport, and Joe Ohol, a dairy farmer in Cambria.

October 25, 2010
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RURAL FUTURES: Summer 2010 by the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources

Newsletter from the New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources.

File: 
Summer 2010 LCRR Newsletter

October 22, 2010
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Senator Maziarz speaks to farmers in Orleans County

Senator George Maziarz attending and spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Orleans County Farm Bureau on October 14, 2010. 

October 15, 2010
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Architects Name Oppenheimer 2010 Legislator of the Year!

Architects Name Oppenheimer 2010 Legislator of the Year

Representatives of AIA New York State will present Senator Suzi Oppenheimer with a certificate noting her designation as its 2010 Legislator of the Year for her role in sponsoring the recently enacted Smart Growth Initiative.

Coincidentally, the presentation will be made shortly after a press conference commemorating the signing of the smart growth legislation into law. The Ossining Public Library, where the award presentation will be held, is itself a green public building.

October 18, 12:15 PM - 12:15 PM
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New York's No. 1 Industry?

A quick quiz: New York State’s largest industry is:

a.) Tourism  b.) Manufacturing c.) Agriculture or d.) High-tech

We’re beginning this week by celebrating Columbus Day and recalling how that early voyage began opening the way to the settlement of America which, in turn, is remindful of the fact that throughout the centuries we have been a nation of agriculture and farming.

And that’s right, the answer to the above question is this: agriculture remains New York’s No. 1 industry.  In fact, today’s farm economy generates more than $4 billion worth of annual economic activity statewide and provides a livelihood for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers.

We can’t afford to forget it.

October 14, 2010
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NY Farm Bureau Recognizes Griffo with Award

Griffo Again Honored By New York Farm Bureau Award

October 10, 2010
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BONACIC ASKS STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER TO HELP WITH SULLIVAN COUNTY EFFORT TO BRING FEDERAL AGRICULTURE SECRETARY HERE

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) has asked New York State Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets Patrick Hooker, for help bringing Federal Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to Sullivan County.

October 7, 2010
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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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