Issues: Agriculture

Senate Approves Members To Key Transportation, Agriculture And Parole Boards

The New York State Senate confirmed 15 appointees to key boards today, including members to the Racing and Wagering Board, Board of Parole, Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation, Advisory Council on Agriculture, Transportation, State Insurance Fund, and Finance.

 

February 23, 2010
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Legislative Wrap Up February 22, 2010: Senate Passes Environmental Protection Package, Support For Wine & Grape Industry

The New York State Senate passed more than a dozen pieces of legislation today, including an environmental protection package, a bill to support the state’s wine and grape industry, and legislation which protects homeowners by guaranteeing a record of receipt for applicants of the STAR exemption.

February 22, 2010
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Senate Passes Net Metering Bill to Reduce Energy Costs

Aubertine bill makes clean energy investments profitable for farms/businesses, creates jobs

ALBANY (February 22, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine (S.6700) to amend the state’s net metering law to clear hurdles and allow farms, small businesses, municipalities and other non-residential customers to reduce their energy costs by generating clean electricity and selling it back to the grid.

February 22, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Darrel J. Aubertine, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Room 904 LOB

February 23, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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The Future of Farming

As our world evolves and technological advances propel us forward at lightning speed, one constant remains – agriculture.  No matter how smart our cell phones become or how large our television screens grow,  agriculture persists as the economic, social and environmental binding force. 

February 18, 2010
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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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