Betty Little's posts related to Agriculture

Production levels seen as a key to milk prices

By DAN HEATHPress Republican Staff Writer

January 24, 2010 03:28 am

Reigning in milk production levels is seen as one way to stabilize volatile milk prices that have left many local dairy farms in dire straits.

Ellenburg dairy farmer James Normandin organized a meeting with state Sen. Betty Little and representatives of two dairy cooperatives last month. Normandin said Clinton County dairy farmers lost an estimated $20.9 million in 2009. Across the state, that figure is believed to have been $669 million, he said.

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Delicious potato chips in the making at Sustain Adirondacks

Senator Betty Little recently joined a contingent of state and local officials for a tour of three Franklin County agricultural businesses.  One of the stops was Sustain Adirondacks, whose products are locally sourced within 300 miles are less.  That means a majority of the ingredients come from local farms, the products are processed by local hands and sales and profits from the products benefit farmers locally.

Delicious potato chips in the making at Sustain Adirondack

Senator Betty Little joined a contingent of state and local officials for a tour of three Franklin County agricultural businesses.

One of the stops was Sustain Adirondacks which makes a variety of products including potato chips.  Sustain Brand products  are locally sourced within 300 miles or less.  That means a majority of ingredients come from local farms, products are processed by local hands and sales and profits benefit farmers locally.

Washington County Fair starts with a bang

By THOMAS DIMOPOULOS tdimopoulos@poststar.com | Posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 9:00 am

EASTON — Amid the celebration and excitement of opening day at the Washington County Fair was an underlying mood of concern about the future of farming.

State Sen. Elizabeth Little helped open the fair on Monday by praising local farmers for the pride they take in their agricultural work, despite the economic ups and downs of the industry.

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Tierney Farm Exhibits Jerseys At Franklin County

     Senator Betty Little is pictured with Jennifer Bosley at the Franklin County Fair on Thursday, August 11.  Bosley and her family, operators of the Tierney Farm in Malone, are exhibiting jerseys at the fair and spent time talking with the senator about agricultural issues. 

Senator Little meets Evan White and his "horse" goat

       Senator Betty Little is pictured with 7-year-old Evan White of North Bangor at the Franklin County Fair.  Evan came up with a creative idea for the 4-H Goat Costume Class and looked great leading his "horse" goat around the arena. 

Washington County agriculture and food focus of Albany meeting

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE FOCUS OF ALBANY MEETING -- Jennifer Small, owner of Flying Pigs Farm, Jill Hamilton, a crew leader at Slack Hollow Farm, and Scott Keyes of the New York Farm Bureau were in Albany Tuesday, March 6 participating in Cornell University’s LEAD New York program designed to build strong leaders for New York’s food and agriculture industry.&nbsp

Little, Senate colleagues propose plan to boost agriculture

            A bipartisan group of state senators has proposed a plan to strengthen New York’s agricultural industry by providing targeted tax relief and increasing state financial support for programs expanding markets for New York-grown products.

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