Issues: Agriculture

Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Darrel J. Aubertine, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Room 904 LOB

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May 11, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Senate Acts Quickly to Pass New ‘Power for Jobs’ Program

 

Economic Benefit Power Program to be streamlined and permanent with more power available

New program builds on past success retaining jobs to create new jobs and economic growth

May 5, 2010
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Aubertine: I Love NY Promos Should Include Agriculture

Senate passes legislation to include information on agriculture businesses in state promotions

April 26, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Disastrous Farm Labor Bill Defeated

ALBANY – State Senator Michael Nozzolio recently declared a major victory on behalf of the Upstate New York agriculture industry, when the Farm Labor Bill that would have devastated Upstate’s farming industry was defeated in the Senate’s Agriculture Committee.

April 26, 2010
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Ranzenhofer praises Genesee County family farms

Batavia, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer applauded Genesee County family farms today for their tremendous efforts to defeat the ‘Farm Labor Death Bill’, alongside NY Farm Bureau President Dean Norton and members of the agriculture community.

April 22, 2010
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April 22, 2010
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Farmers Applaud Ag Committee Vote on Labor Bill

 

Farmers thank Sen. Aubertine for his leadership working with the committee to ‘do the right thing’

April 21, 2010
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Food for Thought

As Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Sen. Aubertine has been pushing for a better understanding of agriculture in New York State, it's importance in our economy, the struggles facing farmers, and to set the record straight on issues.

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April 21, 2010
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Seward Plows Under Farm-Threatening Labor Bill

ALBANY, 04/20/10 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the Senate Agriculture Committee defeated senate bill 2247b, also known as the Farm Worker Fair Labor Practice Act.

“Defeating the so called, farm worker labor bill is a clear victory for our upstate farmers, farm workers and the agriculture industry,” said Senator Seward.  “The bill, supported mainly by New York City politicians, would have forced farms to close, while driving up costs for the few survivors.”

April 20, 2010
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Statement on 'Farm Labor Death Bill'

Albany, NY –  State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer and his colleagues led the effort to defeat the Farm Labor Death Bill earlier this morning.  The State Senate Agriculture Committee has voted down Senate Bill No. 2247 by a six to three vote, preventing the legislation from moving to the Senate floor for a vote or being released to another committee for consideration.

Senator Ranzenhofer has issued the following statement:

April 20, 2010
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FARM LABOR BILL DIES IN AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE


ALBANY – A major victory was scored on behalf of farms across Upstate New York on Tuesday, when a farm labor bill that would devastate upstate’s farming industry was defeated in the Senate’s Agriculture Committee, according to the committee’s ranking member Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean).

April 20, 2010
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Ag Committee Votes Up Mandate Relief, Down Farm Labor Act

 

Aubertine: Today’s votes are votes in support of farmers, farm workers and consumers in NY

 

April 20, 2010
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Senator Duane and Assembly Member Rosenthal Sponsor Maple in Manhattan Day

On April 16, I joined New York State Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal in sponsoringMaple in Manhattan Day at P.S. 87 at West 78th Street.  The event featured a presentation by the Vernon-Verona-Sherill High School Future Farmers of America (V.V.S. FFA) of its mobile maple exhibit to 2nd through 5th graders from P.S. 9 and P.S. 87.

April 20, 2010
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Sen. Aubertine Named New York Snowmobile Association 2010 Legislator of the Year

After speaking to a packed house at the Liverpool Holiday Inn, Sen. Aubertine posed for a picture with riders from Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.

April 17, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Darrel J. Aubertine, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Hearing Room B

April 20, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Public Hearing: Public Campaign Financing

Senate Standing Committee on ElectionsChair:    Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.Public Hearing:    Public Campaign FinancingTime:    9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.Contact:    Bernadette Oliver (518) 455-23120

Media Contact:    Michelle Friedman (212) 298-554

April 20, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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"Restaurants Lending A Helping Hand Act" Encourages Food Donations During Difficult Economic Climate

For Release: April 9, 2010

ENCOURAGING FOOD DONATIONS DURING THIS DIFFICULT ECONOMIC CLIMATESenator Velmanette Montgomery: Legislation Will Assist People in Need and Build Relationships Between Food Providers & Charitable Organizations

NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D- Brooklyn) announced that the State Senate this week passed legislation (S6303/A9252 ) which will encourage food service industries to donate food to charitable organizations.

April 9, 2010
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Aubertine Bill Promotes Food Donations to Charities, Protects Restaurants, Farms From Worrisome Liability

Senate votes unanimously to pass food donation bill that limits liability for good faith donations

April 8, 2010
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Aubertine Bill Would Promote Fishing Events for Veterans

 

Legislation provides for free temporary licenses to use fishing as rehab for military personnel

WATERTOWN (April 1, 2010)—With trout and salmon fishing season beginning today, State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said he is pushing legislation (S.7041) that would encourage more fishing events as physical and emotional rehabilitation for veterans or active duty members of the armed forces.

April 1, 2010
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