Issues: Agriculture

SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH DELAWARE COUNTY 4-H DELEGATES

On March 2, 2010 delegates from Delaware County 4-H visited Senator Bonacic in Albany.  Senator Bonacic is pictured with them after presenting the delegates with a Resolution in support of 4-H.  From left to right: Senator Bonacic, Elizabeth and Olivia Newman, and Community Educator Emily Roach.

March 3, 2010
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH SULLIVAN COUNTY 4-H DELEGATES

On March 2, 2010 delegates from Sullivan County 4-H visited Senator Bonacic in Albany.  Senator Bonacic is pictured with them after presenting the delegates with a Resolution in support of 4-H.  From left to right: Senator Bonacic, Kaitlyn Smith, Brent McKeon, and Community Educator Marylin Russell.

March 3, 2010
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH ULSTER COUNTY 4-H DELEGATES

On March 2, 2010 delegates from Ulster County 4-H Kristin Nerone and Katlyn McCullough along with Debra McCullough visited Senator Bonacic in Albany.  Senator Bonacic (far left of picture) is pictured with them after presenting the delegates with a Resolution in support of 4-H.

March 3, 2010
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Senate Passes Valesky Bill to Ease Regulations on Beekeeping Industry

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—The New York State Senate passed legislation today sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that would ease regulations on beekeepers and save the state more than $100,000 annually.

March 3, 2010
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Senate Passes Bill to Ease Regulations on Beekeeping Industry

ALBANY (March 3, 2010)—The New York State Senate passed legislation (S.6268) today to ease regulations on beekeepers and save the state more than $10,000 annually.

March 3, 2010
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Senate Passes Aubertine Bill to Ease Regulations on Maple Producers

Aubertine bill would expand opportunities for maple producers to grow agricultural tourism

ALBANY (March 3, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine which will ease building codes for maple producers in an effort to increase agricultural tourism.

March 3, 2010
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Senate Supports Agriculture, Passes Bills Benefitting Maple and Honey Producers

The New York State Senate showed strong support for New York’s agriculture industry and markets today, passing two bills (S6318, S6268) which will allow those agribusinesses dealing with the production of honey and maple to run their operations more efficiently and more profitably. 

March 3, 2010
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NYS Senator Aubertine comments on Farm Labor Public Hearing - March 1, 2010

NYS Senator Darrel J. Aubertine comments on the Farm Labor Public Hearing held on March 1, 2010.

March 3, 2010
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Senator Aubertine Speaks at Farm Labor Public Hearing (Part 1 of 2) - March 1, 2010

(Part 1 of 2) Senator Aubertine Speaks at the Farm Labor Public Hearing - March 1, 2010.

March 3, 2010
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Senator Aubertine Speaks at Farm Labor Public Hearing (Part 2 of 2) - March 1, 2010

(Part 2 of 2) NYS Senator Darrel J. Aubertine speaks at the Farm Labor Public Hearing on March 1, 2010

 

March 3, 2010
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Winner Named to Rural Resources Commission

Albany, N.Y., March 16–State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) has been appointed as a member of the joint, bipartisan Legislative Commission on the Development of Rural Resources.

March 2, 2010
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Seward Bands With Farmers - Fights Farm Labor Bill

ALBANY, 03/01/10 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today participated in a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on senate bill 2247b, also known as the Farm Worker Fair Labor Practice Act.

“The bill, supported mainly by New York City politicians, would force farms to close, and drive one more industry, our top industry, out of New York state,” said Senator Seward.  “Ultimately, farm workers, who the bill is aimed at protecting, would wind up on the unemployment line, costing all New Yorkers.”

March 1, 2010
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Senate Ag Committee Holds Hearing on Farm Worker Bill

 

Aubertine: Legislature should focus on promoting agriculture, not adding mandates on farmers

 

ALBANY (March 1, 2010)—The New York State Senate’s Agriculture Committee held a public hearing today to gather testimony on the proposed Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act, after which Committee Chair Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine called for a pro-active agenda to grow our state’s agriculture industry.

March 1, 2010
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Public Hearing: Farm Worker Fair Labor Practices Act (S.2247-B)

ALBANY (February 26, 2010)—The New York State Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a public hearing Monday, March 1, on proposed legislation known as the Farm Worker Fair Labor Practices Act (S.2247-B). The hearing will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hearing Room A of the Legislative Office Building, Albany, and be Web cast live on the Internet at www.livestream.com/NYSenate_Agriculture.

March 1, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Darrel J. Aubertine, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Room 904 LOB

March 2, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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