Issues: Agriculture

June is Dairy Month: Aubertine Urges NYers to Recognize, Thank Dairy Farmers

Multi-billion dollar economic engine faces hard times with milk prices well below cost of production

WATERTOWN (June 1, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today urged all New Yorkers to recognize the important role our dairy farmers play in our state’s economy and the everyday lives of its citizens, as we celebrate June as Dairy Month in New York with parades and other events commemorating the industry’s impact.

June 1, 2009
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Public Schedule For Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith For Monday June 1, 2009

12:00 PM:  Meeting of the Senate Majority Conference.  US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will attend.

June 1, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Disappearing Farms

Can we stop it?

I'm talking about the perfect storm that's settling over New York's dairy industry.  Low milk prices being paid to farmers plus high operating costs plus a declining worldwide economy and other factors are combining to spell disaster for many state dairy farmers.

May 28, 2009
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New York Senate Passes Trapping Legislation Sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky

SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- The New York State Senate passed legislation on May 19, sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), which gives the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) the flexibility to identify traps with either the trapper’s name and address or assigned identification number.

May 21, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG: $845,000 AVAILABLE FOR NY ORGANIC FARMING

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean), ranking member of the New York State Senate’s Agriculture committee, today urged farmers who are certified organic, or who are transitioning to organic production, to apply for  available grant assistance before the May 29th<

May 20, 2009
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Barn Painting Dedication Ceremony in Corfu

Sunday, May 17, 2009 - Senator Ranzenhofer attends a Barn Painting Dedication Ceremony at the Reynolds Family Farm in Corfu.

May 17, 2009
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$50 Million Available for Organic Farming

Aubertine: Interested New York farmers must apply by May 29 for funding and assistance

WATERTOWN (May 14, 2009)—As Chair of the New York State Senate’s Agriculture Committee, Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine announced today that New York farmers are eligible for funding and assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) to help tap into the growing market for organic agriculture products.

May 14, 2009
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Rural Resources Commission Introduces Legislative Agenda

ALBANY (May 12, 2009)—The bipartisan Legislative Commission on Rural Resources has introduced its legislation for the 2009 session, with 12 bills sponsored in the Senate and Assembly intended to benefit the State’s rural communities.

May 12, 2009
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$2m back on track for work at plant (Watertown Daily Times)

GREAT LAKES CHEESE: Aubertine recaptures grant promised in '07By JUDE SEYMOURTIMES STAFF WRITERSATURDAY, MAY 9, 2009

ADAMS — State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine has recaptured a $2 million commitment to Great Lakes Cheese that was promised two years ago but subsequently lost in the exchange of power in Albany.

May 9, 2009
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NY Senate to USDA: Give Farmers What They’re Owed

Agriculture Chair’s Resolution calls on USDA to investigate, fix reporting errors and repay farmers

ALBANY (April 21, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine and the entire New York State Senate are sending a message to the United States Department of Agriculture: Make sure our dairy farmers get what is rightfully theirs.

April 21, 2009
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Senate Passes Bill to Bring Farmers Markets Featuring New York Produce to Urban Areas

ALBANY (April 20, 2009)—The New York State Senate today unanimously passed legislation that will create a program to provide for the planning and development of regional and urban farmers market facilities that will give consumers access to fresh, locally grown New York produce and other goods. This initiative will aid farmers and rural producers by opening up new agriculture markets, while also providing healthier goods at lower costs to communities, particularly urban areas across the state.

April 20, 2009
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March 12, 2009
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SENATOR AUBERTINE APPOINTED CHAIR OF LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON RURAL RESOURCES

 

ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR UPSTATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

February 25, 2009
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KRUEGER SLAMS PIGEON SHOOTS

State Sen. Liz Krueger sent a letter to the Pennsylvania State Legislature to push a ban on live pigeon shoots, which she says causes poachers to target New York City. There is a bill sitting in the Pennsylvania legislature that would ban live-animal shoots.

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September 22, 2008
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Senator Nozzolio Reminds Dairy Farmers That Assistance Applications Are Due April 27th

Albany-- State Senator Michael Nozzolio today reminded area dairy farmers that the deadline for applying for assistance through New York’s newly enacted Dairy Investment Act is Friday, April 27, 2007. Applications are being mailed to producers statewide, but Senator Nozzolio stressed that anyone who hasn’t received one should immediately contact their local county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office or the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets toll-free at 1-800-554-4501.

April 19, 2007
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