WATERTOWN (January 27, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said today that a bill passed in the Senate to allow the state’s winemaking industry to engage in “custom crush” sales will enable a growing segment of the state’s agriculture industry to build on its recent success.
Aubertine bill makes clean energy investments profitable for farms/businesses, creates jobs
ALBANY (February 22, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine (S.6700) to amend the state’s net metering law to clear hurdles and allow farms, small businesses, municipalities and other non-residential customers to reduce their energy costs by generating clean electricity and selling it back to the grid.
Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine recently taped a program to be aired on nysenate.gov and local cable stations in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, in which he lays out the arguments to save Ogdensburg Correctional Facility and for protecting our state parks and historic sites, the snowmobile trail fund, and agriculture.
Senator David J. Valesky in partnership with several other members of the Upstate-Long Island Caucus (Senators Darrel J. Aubertine-Chair, William Stachowski, Antoine Thompson, Brian X. Foley and Craig M. Johnson) introduced important legislation repealing the “cost recovery” tax assessment imposed on Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs).
As Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Sen. Aubertine has been pushing for a better understanding of agriculture in New York State, it's importance in our economy, the struggles facing farmers, and to set the record straight on issues.