Issues: Agriculture

Senators Aubertine, Gillibrand get USDA to Reverse Ruling

U.S., State Senators teamed up to open up program to provide more local foods in schools

September 25, 2009
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Senate Agriculture Chair Visits Farms in Western New York, Stresses Importance of Agriculture

Photo: Sen. Aubertine at the John Knight Dairy Farm, discussing the impact of current low milk prices on this family farm.

JAMESTOWN (September 24, 2009)—State Senate Agriculture Chair Darrel J. Aubertine today visited several farms in Western New York to hear from farmers and stress the importance of agriculture in our state. The meetings are part of a statewide agriculture tour in anticipation of a set of public roundtables with farmers and in conjunction with Senate Energy Committee hearings and roundtables.

September 24, 2009
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Senate Approves Oppenheimer Bill Requiring the Most Humane Animal Euthanasia Practices

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) announced Senate passage of her bill, S. 4962-B, which significantly updates New York state laws regarding the euthanasia of animals.  The measure would ban the euthanasia of animals by lethal gassing and ensure that animal euthanasia is performed in the most humane manner possible.

September 17, 2009
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Aubertine to Host Roundtable Discussions on New York Agriculture

 

Ag Chair wants to give more farmers a voice on a spectrum of issues, including Farm Labor Bill

 

September 17, 2009
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Seward To AG Cuomo - Dairy Industry Investigation Needed

ONEONTA, 09/14/09 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) is calling on the attorney general to investigate how the dairy industry may be shortchanging farmers. “Our hard working farmers put in an honest day’s work.  We need to make sure the rest of the dairy industry is doing the same,” said Senator Seward.  “While many upstate farmers are going out of business, dairy processors and co-ops are reporting record profits.  Something just doesn’t add up.”

September 14, 2009
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Serrano Bill to Develop Agricultural Regional Guides Passes Senate

September 11, 2009

Senate Passes Bill to Develop Agricultural Regional Guides

September 11, 2009
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Green Jobs/Green NY to Help Get Economy Back on Track

 

Aubertine: Act to promote energy conservation will create 5,000 to 15,000 new jobs

Environment, homeowners, businesses and Upstate NY to benefit from retrofitting program

September 9, 2009
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DAIRY FARMS STILL IN CRISIS

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September 3, 2009
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Aubertine on Championship State Fair Celebrity Cow Milking Team

 

Aubertine on Championship Celebrity Cow Milking Team

Team of state officials and Onondaga County Dairy Princess win milk off by about a 2-1 margin

SYRACUSE (August 31, 2009)—A team of milkers that included New York State Senate Agriculture Chair Darrel J. Aubertine won the Celebrity Cow Milking Contest today at the New York State Fair to benefit Coaches Vs. Cancer

August 31, 2009
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Focusing on Rural New York: Rural Resources Commission Overview

Overview of the Rural Resource Commission's background, legislative chapters and publications.

August 31, 2009
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Staff Analysis of the SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget Vols. I & II

This analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG UNVEILS DAIRY INVESTMENT ACT

ALBANY – With emotions continuing to run high as the state’s dairy farmers face an escalating crisis, Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C- Olean), ranking member of the Senate’s Agricultural Committee, today unveiled the “2009 Dairy Inv

August 28, 2009
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Greenmarkets

Carroll Gardens GreenmarketSunday, September 27th,  2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Carroll between Smith St and Court St

LES GreenmarketSunday, September 27th, 2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Norfolk & Essex

Tompkins Square Park GreenmarketSunday, September 27th, 2009, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ave A & 7th St

September 27, 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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Greenmarkets

Carroll Gardens GreenmarketSunday, September 20th,  2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Carroll between Smith St and Court St

LES GreenmarketSunday, September 20th, 2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Norfolk & Essex

Tompkins Square Park GreenmarketSunday, September 20th, 2009, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ave A & 7th St

September 20, 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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Greenmarkets

Carroll Gardens GreenmarketSunday, September 13th,  2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Carroll between Smith St and Court St

LES GreenmarketSunday, September 13th, 2009, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Norfolk & Essex

Tompkins Square Park GreenmarketSunday, September 13th, 2009, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ave A & 7th St

September 13, 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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Greenmarkets

Tribeca GreenmarketSaturday, September 26th, 2009, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Greenwich St & Chambers St

Borough Hall GreenmarketSaturday, September 26th, 2009, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Court St and Remsen St

September 26, 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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Greenmarkets

Tribeca GreenmarketSaturday, September 19th, 2009, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Greenwich St & Chambers St

Borough Hall GreenmarketSaturday, September 19th, 2009, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Court St and Remsen St

September 19, 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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Greenmarkets

Tribeca GreenmarketSaturday, September 12th, 2009, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Greenwich St & Chambers St

Borough Hall GreenmarketSaturday, September 12th, 2009, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Court St and Remsen St

September 12, 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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