Darrel J. Aubertine's posts related to Agriculture

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.


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.


$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.


$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.


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.


South Jefferson Future Farmers of America present Sen. Aubertine with leadership award

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

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


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



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.


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