ALBANY (February 8, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed unanimously legislation sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, to give dairy farmers a stronger individual voice in the policies that directly affect their business.
Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Darrel J. Aubertine, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Room 904 LOB
The committee will consider the following nominations: Daniel J. McGarr as a member of the Advisory Council on Agriculture Joy D. Crist as a member of the Advisory Council on Agriculture Cheryl K. Horton as a member of the Advisory Council on Agriculture
ALBANY (February 2, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed by unanimous vote legislation (S.5426) sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine intended to empower county, city, town and village highway superintendents to better share services across municipal lines to save money.
OGDENSBURG (January 29, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine and a panel of union leaders, local and state officials met today with staff from the Ogdensburg Correctional Facility and community members to rally support for the facility, which is slated for closure in the proposed executive budget.
Sen. Aubertine expressed his unqualified support for the workers and questioned the rationale used to even suggest closing the facility.
The Senator and other speakers stressed the following facts:
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.
More than 100 representatives from local governments and nonprofit groups turned out for the unveiling of a new Web site for finding grants, which was made possible by a member item secured by Sen. Aubertine and the hard work of SUNY Canton.
Database of public and private grants available online to benefit nonprofits, municipalities, developers
WATERTOWN (January 21, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine and SUNY Canton today launched the North Country Grant Search Web site, a working database of public and private grants designed to provide broad access to available funding for nonprofits, municipalities and economic developers.
Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine, Verizon Vice President of Government and External Affairs David J. Lamendola, Dairy Farmer Nancy Weber and Cornell Professor Wayne A. Knoblauch share a laugh in the snow outside Weber’s milking parlor at Mexican Pride Farms on Tubbs Road in Mexico, New York.
Agriculture Chair Concludes Fall/Winter Tour with discussion on dairy, farm labor
WADDINGTON (December 11, 2009)—State Senate Agriculture Chair Darrel J. Aubertine today met with a large group of farmers and agriculture representatives to discuss the issues facing our state’s farmers and the direction of agriculture policy in New York State.