Issues: Agriculture

Senator Winner, Colleagues Hear Testimony from Dairy Farmers

Albany, N.Y., October 19–State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) joined legislative colleagues from across the upstate region today at a public hearing in Albany to hear testimony from New York dairy farmers and industry leaders on ways to address the ongoing dairy crisis.

October 19, 2009
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Greenbridge Workshops: Rainwater Harvesting

Preregistration is required at least one week in advance for the workshop. Call 718-623-7220 for more information or to register.  Free, but space is limited!

October 22, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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DAIRY FARMERS PLEA FOR SUPPORT FROM LEGISLATIVE LEADERS

ALBANY – Dairy farmers and industry leaders from across the state gave testimony at the State Capitol today to offer solutions regarding the ongoing milk crisis which has been described as a “Depression” for farmers.

October 19, 2009
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FARMERS FROM HUDSON VALLEY AND CATSKILLS COME TO ALBANY

Dozens of farmers from the Catskills and Hudson Valley converged on the State Capitol today to discuss the plight of the dairy farming industry in New York State.   The farmers came at the invitation of State Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope).

 

October 19, 2009
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Dairy Farmers Make Their Plea - Forum At State Capitol Addresses Growing Milk Crisis

ALBANY, 10/19/09 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today heard from dairy farmers and industry leaders from across the state regarding the ongoing milk crisis which has been described as a “depression” for farmers.

“The stories of hardship experienced by many of our upstate farmers are heart-wrenching,” said Senator Seward.  “Many family farms that have been part of our landscape for generations have already disappeared, and if we fail to act now, more will be forced into foreclosure.”

October 19, 2009
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Greenbridge Workshops: Getting to Know Your Soil

Preregistration is required at least one week in advance for the workshop. Call 718-623-7220 for more information or to register. 

Free, but space is limited!

October 28, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Roundtable with Sen. Aubertine, Sen. Valesky Gives Farmers a Voice

Matthew Critz (far left) of Critz Farms (www.critzfarms.com) discusses with Sen. Aubertine (far right), Assemblyman Magee (center right), and Sen. Valesky (center ) how the Farm Labor Fair Practices Act would hurt his farm, put farm workers out of work,  and force many of the workers themselves to move elsewhere.

October 15, 2009
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GOVERNOR PATERSON SIGNS OPPENHEIMER BILL REQUIRING THE MOST HUMANE ANIMAL EUTHANASIA PRACTICES

Governor Paterson has signed into law, S. 4962-B, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer’s bill  significantly updating New York state laws regarding the euthanasia of animals.  The measure bans the euthanasia of animals by lethal gassing and ensures that animal euthanasia is performed in the most humane manner possible.

October 14, 2009
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SEN. YOUNG TO HOST DAIRY ROUNDTABLE IN ALBANY ON OCT. 19th

ALBANY -    Trying to spur Albany into action, Senator Catharine Young, (R,I,C-Olean) is hosting a public forum on extremely low milk prices to draw attention to farmers’ plights and gain support for a solution.

October 14, 2009
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Dates Set for Senate Agriculture Committee Roundtables

Photo from Agriculture tour in Western New York at Eden Valley Farms

Ag Chair Aubertine to host six roundtables and a public hearing to gather input from farmers

October 7, 2009
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Seward Speaks Out For Dairy Farmers

Times Journal

By Patsy Nicosia

COBLESKILL -- He couldn’t confirm it—yet—but minutes before he was to speak at a dairy industry rally yesterday in Cobleskill, State Senator Jim Seward got a message many fear is just the beginning:  One of the banks in Chenango County was foreclosing on six farms there.

October 7, 2009
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Farm Rally

Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) and Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R/C/I-Schoharie) will be joined by agricultural experts, dairy farmers, as well as business and community leaders at a farming rally.

Seward, Lopez and local experts will offer temporary and long-term solutions to the problems facing the agriculture industry. 

 

October 6, 1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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BONACIC ANNOUNCES AGRICULTURAL FORUM IN ALBANY

October 2, 2009:   Following up from a promise made at a Sullivan County agricultural forum, State Senator John Bonacic and Senator Catharine Young, the Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee will host a public forum in Albany on the Dairy Farming crisis, on October 19 starting at 10:00 AM.

October 2, 2009
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Federal Farm Assistance Step In The Right Direction

ONEONTA, 10/02/09 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today applauded anticipated federal funding aimed at assisting struggling dairy farmers and renewed his call for additional long term solutions. “The federal funding provides a quick infusion of cash that will help farmers with the ongoing milk price crisis,” said Senator Seward.  “Now we need to continue to work toward a viable, long term solution that will reestablish our farming future in upstate New York.”

October 2, 2009
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Agriculture Chair Tours Long Island Farms

Aubertine meets with farmers to hear concerns and highlight importance of agriculture

September 30, 2009
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Greenmarkets

Carroll Gardens GreenmarketSunday, October 25th,  2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Carroll between Smith St and Court St

LES GreenmarketSunday, October 25th, 2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Norfolk & Essex

Tompkins Square Park GreenmarketSunday, October 25th, 2009, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ave A & 7th St

October 25, 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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Greenmarkets

Carroll Gardens GreenmarketSunday, October 18th,  2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Carroll between Smith St and Court St

LES GreenmarketSunday, October 18th, 2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Norfolk & Essex

Tompkins Square Park GreenmarketSunday, October 18th, 2009, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ave A & 7th St

October 18, 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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Greenmarkets

Carroll Gardens GreenmarketSunday, October 11th,  2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Carroll between Smith St and Court St

LES GreenmarketSunday, October 11th, 2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Norfolk & Essex

Tompkins Square Park GreenmarketSunday, October 11th, 2009, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ave A & 7th St

October 11, 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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Greenmarkets

Carroll Gardens GreenmarketSunday, October 4th,  2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Carroll between Smith St and Court St

LES GreenmarketSunday, October 4th, 2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Norfolk & Essex

Tompkins Square Park GreenmarketSunday, October  4th, 2009, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ave A & 7th St

October 4, 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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