Aubertine bill would expand opportunities for maple producers to grow agricultural tourism
ALBANY (March 3, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine which will ease building codes for maple producers in an effort to increase agricultural tourism.
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).
Aubertine: Legislature should focus on promoting agriculture, not adding mandates on farmers
ALBANY (March 1, 2010)—The New York State Senate’s Agriculture Committee held a public hearing today to gather testimony on the proposed Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act, after which Committee Chair Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine called for a pro-active agenda to grow our state’s agriculture industry.
ALBANY (February 26, 2010)—The New York State Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a public hearing Monday, March 1, on proposed legislation known as the Farm Worker Fair Labor Practices Act (S.2247-B). The hearing will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hearing Room A of the Legislative Office Building, Albany, and be Web cast live on the Internet at www.livestream.com/NYSenate_Agriculture.
Aubertine: Short term jobs will have a 10-year impact on region in terms of aid, representation
ALBANY (February 25, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today that more than 1,000 jobs to help administer the 2010 U.S. Census are available in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties. One-Stop Career Centers throughout the region are currently testing for these jobs.
President Kenny Quick Jr. addresses the committee, with State Treasurer Liz Goblet from Schoharie Valley Central School, State Reporter Danielle Sanok from Tri-Valley Central School, State Sentinel Morgan Shaver from Belleville-Henderson Central School in attendance.
ALBANY (February 23, 2010)—In a show of support for agricultural education, the State Senate today passed a resolution sponsored by the Senate Agriculture Committee that designates the week of February 20-27, 2010 as Future Farmers of America (FFA) Week in the State of New York.
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.