Issues: Agriculture

Senate Passes Aubertine Legislation to Inform Dairy Farmers, Strengthen Individual Voice

ALBANY (February 8, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed unanimously legislation sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, to give dairy farmers a stronger individual voice in the policies that directly affect their business.

February 8, 2010
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Please donate to help ship T-Shirts for Haiti

A donor is willing to give $2,500 towards the shipping costs if we are able to match the funds! Deadline is July 9, 2010. Please donate and help us get enough money to ship our T-Shirts for Haiti.Senator Lanza is partnering with Where to Turn to ask individuals, schools, businesses and organizations to hold T-Shirt Collection Drives. The goal is to collect 25,000 T-Shirts for Haiti victims.

February 8, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

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

The committee will consider the following nominations: Daniel J. McGarr as a member of the Advisory Council on Agriculture Joy D. Crist as a member of the Advisory Council on Agriculture Cheryl K. Horton as a member of the Advisory Council on Agriculture

Printed No.

February 9, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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SENATOR LAVALLE RECAPS ENVIRONMENTAL ROUNDTABLE

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle’s annual Environmental Roundtable provided the opportunity for the Senator and his Assembly colleagues, Marc Alessi (left) and Fred Thiele (right), to hear from organizations and concerned individuals about environmental issues impacting the First Senate District.

January 29, 2010
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January 29, 2010
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NY Farm Bureau honors Razenhofer in 'Circle of Friends'

The New York Farm Bureau has honored State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer with the ‘Circle of Friends’ Legislative Award for the 2009 Legislative Session.

“It is an honor to be recognized in the Farm Bureau’s ‘Circle of Friends’ and it is a pleasure to represent many farms and agri-businesses in our community.  As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, I will continue to work with my colleagues in Albany and with the members of my Agricultural Advisory Committee to protect the future generations of our local farms,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.

January 27, 2010
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State Senate Passes Bill to Open Up “Custom Crush” Wine Sales

WATERTOWN (January 27, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said today that a bill passed in the Senate to allow the state’s winemaking industry to engage in “custom crush” sales will enable a growing segment of the state’s agriculture industry to build on its recent success.

January 27, 2010
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Senator Maziarz remains in Farm Bureau's "Circle of Friends"

Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today announced that the New York Farm Bureau has named him a member of the organization’s “Circle of Friends.”

January 26, 2010
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Production levels seen as a key to milk prices

By DAN HEATHPress Republican Staff Writer

January 24, 2010 03:28 am

Reigning in milk production levels is seen as one way to stabilize volatile milk prices that have left many local dairy farms in dire straits.

Ellenburg dairy farmer James Normandin organized a meeting with state Sen. Betty Little and representatives of two dairy cooperatives last month. Normandin said Clinton County dairy farmers lost an estimated $20.9 million in 2009. Across the state, that figure is believed to have been $669 million, he said.

January 26, 2010
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SENATOR YOUNG VOWS TO STOP FARM LABOR BILL IN ITS TRACKS

ALBANY - Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C) has vowed to fight the farm labor bill that advanced through the Senate Labor Committee yesterday because "it would destroy our farms and kill Upstate's economy," she said.

January 21, 2010
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Winner Won't Toast Paterson Plan to Eliminate Wine Foundation

Albany, N.Y., January 20 –State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira), one of the  Legislature’s most vocal and long-standing wine industry advocates, rejected today Governor David Paterson’s plan to completely eliminate state support for the New York Wine and Grape Foundation.

January 21, 2010
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Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
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January 15, 2010
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SENATOR STEVE SALAND NAMED TO FARM BUREAU’S CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

 

Senator honored as good friend of agriculture in New York State 

            For the 11th year in a row, Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie), has been named by the New York State Farm Bureau to its Circle of Friends.

January 15, 2010
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SENATOR STEVE SALAND NAMED TO FARM BUREAU’S CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

Senator honored as good friend of agriculture in New York State 

January 15, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO RECEIVES “CIRCLE OF FRIENDS” AWARD FROM NEW YORK FARM BUREAU

In recognition of his support of the agriculture industry, 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.

January 13, 2010
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