Issues: Agriculture

Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory ribbon-cutting held

The Post Journal

By JOAN JOSEPHSON

POSTED: August 26, 2009

 

August 26, 2009
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Senator Valesky announces $159,000 in funding for alternative energy projects

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida), announced two legislative initiatives that will fund alternative energy projects in Central New York.

“These projects represent a wise investment in the future of Upstate New York,” Senator Valesky, Vice President Pro-Tempore said. “Developing technology and delivery of alternative energy sources will provide environmental and economic benefits to all of New York State.”

August 24, 2009
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Senator Saland celebrates Hudson Valley Wine Country at the Bounty of the Hudson Wine Festival

Senator Saland recently attended a ribbon cutting at the Millbrook Winery, as they celebrated the Hudson Valley Wine Country at the Bounty of the Hudson Wine Festival. Hudson Valley Wine Country was created as the branding initiative developed by the Dutchess & Shawangunk Wine Trails.

August 20, 2009
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Seward Announces Herkimer County Fair Funding

FRANKFORT, 08/18/09 – During the opening ceremony for the 2009 Herkimer County Fair, Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the 2009-2010 state budget includes, at his request, a $15,000 senate grant toward a new pavilion on the fairgrounds.

“The senate funding will help this growing county fair showcase local agriculture and draw additional exhibitors and fair-goers to the grounds in Frankfort,” said Senator Seward. “Other community events held at the fairgrounds will also be able to take advantage of this new pavilion.”

August 18, 2009
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Senator Valesky Encourages Participation in Madison County Buy Local Week

 SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) applauded the launch of Madison County’s second annual Buy Local Week, Aug. 17-23. The initiative spotlights local products through events, with the goal of educating the public about the wide variety of local foods available and encouraging them to “buy local” year-round.

August 14, 2009
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Herkimer County Fair - Opening Ceremony

Senator Seward will join in the opening ceremony for the 2009 Herkimer County Fair.

August 18, 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Farm Rally

Senator Seward will attend a rally with farmers, agri-business people and consumers to discuss options to stabilize the milk pricing situation.

Senator Seward has called on the governor to release a minimum of $60 million in federal stimulus money to assist struggling dairy farmers.

August 14, 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Buy Local…and Invest in Central New York

Buying locally grown foods has become somewhat of a trend in the past few years. Bestsellers have been written, new words—localvore—have been coined, and people across the nation want to be connected to where their food comes from.

This is no trend in Central New York—it is a way of life. Our broad agricultural base gives us, as consumers, an opportunity that many don’t have—the opportunity to buy local. Products are readily available at local grocery stores, farmers’ markets and roadside stands, and we happily buy them because they taste good and we know where they came from.

August 7, 2009
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Seward & Lopez Make Plea For Struggling Farmers

ONEONTA, 07/31/09 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) and Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R/C/I – Schoharie) are calling on the governor to release a minimum of $60 million in federal stimulus funds to save New York farms.

“Milk prices are dropping and many of our dairy farmers are at the brink of financial disaster,” said Senator Seward.  “We need to take immediate steps to protect our number one industry, or many small family run farmers will be forced out of business.”

August 3, 2009
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July 31, 2009
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Senator Valesky-sponsored Legislation to Create Wood Products Development Council Passes Both Houses of Legislature

Legislation to establish a wood products development council in New York State (S.4330-A/A.7742-A) within the State Department of Agriculture and Markets has passed both Houses of the New York State Legislature.  This bill was sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and Assemblywoman RoAnn M. Destito (D/WF-Rome).

July 28, 2009
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BOOM! 128th Chautauqua County Fair starts with a bang

By GIB SNYDER

POSTED: July 28, 2009
  
       

 

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July 28, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG MEETS WITH LOCAL DAIRY FARMERS

Calls Upon Gov. Paterson To Use Stimulus to Alleviate Dairy Crisis

July 27, 2009
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Buy Local Farm Report (St. Lawrence County)

Here on Senator Aubertine's site, we have made available through Northern New York Agricultural Development (www.nnyagdev.org) this list of farms where you can directly buy the freshest prod

File: 
2009 SLAW Local Food Guide.pdf

July 17, 2009
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South Jefferson Future Farmers of America present Sen. Aubertine with leadership award

Pictured are Senator Aubertine, Alisha Fregoe, Stephanie Rhoades, and Corinth Dalrymple

June 4, 2009
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Senator Valesky Announces Funding Available for Farmers’ Markets Capital Improvement Grants

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today announced that $150,000 in matching grants will be available for capital improvements to New York State farmers’ markets. The $150,000 fund was earmarked in this year’s Enacted Budget as part of the Grow New York program. The purpose of the fund is to construct permanent infrastructure to help increase access to New York-grown and produced food. More than 30 farmers’ markets are located in Central New York. 

June 3, 2009
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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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