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Kirsten Gillibrand's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (NY) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Issue Position: Helping New York's Family Farms Prosper
Issue Position: Promoting Family Farms
Nov. 21, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Immediately Conducting Damage Assessment of Impact of Historic Snowstorm on WNY Farms
Nov. 21, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins, Collins Urge USDA to Immediately Conduct Damage Assessment of Impact of Historic Snowstorm on WNY Farms
Oct. 24, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.5 Million in US Dept of Agriculture Funds for Cornell University to Research & Address Integrated Pest Management
Oct. 21, 2014 Schumer Gillibrand and Owens announce $184K in USDA grants for Jefferson County business development
Oct. 3, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $5.6 Million in Federal US Department of Agriculture Funding for Specialty Crops Across New York State
Sept. 29, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand, Maffei Announce Onondaga Community College to Receive Nearly $2.5 Million in Federal Funds to Create Workforce Training Program
Aug. 21, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More than $80,000 in Value-Added Producer Grants for Two North Country Farms
Aug. 21, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $640,000 in Value-Added Producer Grants for Five Farms & Small Businesses in Rochester Finger Lakes Region
Aug. 20, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce Over $24,000 in Value-Added Producer Grant Funding for Farmiemarket Online in Albany County
Aug. 20, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $50,000 Value-Added Producer Grant for 5 Spoke Creamery in Orange County
Aug. 20, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand, Maffei Announce Nearly $500,000 in Value-Added Producer Grants for Three Farms in Central New York & Empire Brewery in Syracuse
Aug. 20, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $50,000 Value-Added Producer Grant for Evans Farmhouse Creamery in Chenango County
Aug. 19, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $450,000 in USDA Value-Added Producer Grants for Niagara County
Aug. 18, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More than $275,000 in USDA Rural Business Funding to Support Hudson Valley Businesses
June 20, 2014 Boxer, Gillibrand Praise Obama Administration for Creating Pollinator Health Task Force
May 29, 2014 Gillibrand Announces More than a Half Million Dollars for Cornell University's Outreach and Assistance Program for NY Dairy Farmers
May 15, 2014 Farmers in Penn Yan, Yates County & Surrounding Counties Suffering Damage to Property from Severe Rain, Flash Flooding
April 24, 2014 Gillibrand Joins Davidson Brothers Brewing, Calling on FDA to Ensure New Spent Grain Rules Don't Hurt New York Breweries and Distilleries
April 16, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Standards to Lower Bacteria Rates in Poultry
April 16, 2014 Gillibrand Calls for Usda Disaster Declaration to Help North Country Farms Damaged by Flooding
April 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary US Department of Agriculture - Closing Local Farm Service Agency Offices
April 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Sens. King, Collins & Reps. Michaud, Pingree Fight USDA Plan to End Valuable Resource for Maine Farmers
April 10, 2014 Gillibrand Announces Nearly $500,000 for Clarkson University for Clean Energy
April 9, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce USDA Expands Disaster Declaration To Help More Upstate Farms Damaged By Deep Winter Freeze
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Fight to Protect U.S. Producers Against Ridiculous EU Trade Demands on Names of Meat Products
March 21, 2014 Governor Cuomo Announces $1.1 Million Federal Funding for Specialty Crop Research, Safety and Promotion
March 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Dairy Products in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Feb. 27, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary Department of Agriculture - Revive New York's Bee Population, Strengthen Farms
Feb. 25, 2014 Gillibrand-Owens Effort to Boost Apple Exports, Help Growers Cut Costs Successfully Implemented
Feb. 19, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Casey Calls for National Healthy Food Financing Initiative Funding
Feb. 11, 2014 Gillibrand, Crowley Praise Enactment of Amendment to Include Kosher, Halal Food in Emergency Food Supply in Farm Bill
Jan. 31, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has agreed to Purchase $11.5 Million in Surplus Concord Grape Juice to Stabilize Prices for Grape Growers in Upstate New York
Nov. 13, 2013 Letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senators Barbara Mikulski, Richard Shelby, Hal Rogers, and Nita Lowey - Fishing Disaster Relief in Budget Process
Nov. 8, 2013 Letter to Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Expand Access for New York Apples and Pears
Nov. 4, 2013 As Conference Committee Debates Final Farm Bill, Gillibrand Leads Bipartisan Effort to Keep Dairy Pricing Reforms
Oct. 31, 2013 Letter to Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Protect Agricultural Exports in New International Trade Agreement
Oct. 28, 2013 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Do Not Cut SNAP
Oct. 25, 2013 Letter to Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Thad Cochran - Strengthen Economic Security for Dairy Farmers
Oct. 25, 2013 Letter to Senate Farm Bill Conferee - Include Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Language in 2013 Farm Bill
Oct. 23, 2013 Letter to Senate's Farm Bill Conferees - Give Strong Support to Beginning Farmers & Ranchers
Oct. 22, 2013 Letter to Conferees - Farm Bill and beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program
Sept. 12, 2013 On the Heels of GAO Report that Criticized New USDA Poultry Safety Program, Gillibrand Introduces Meat and Poultry Safety Bill
Aug. 9, 2013 Gillibrand, Gibson Push for Passage of Farm Bill that Extends Priority Access to USDA Funding for Sullivan County
July 11, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, United States Senate - Farm Bill Separation
July 10, 2013 Schumer, Gillibrand Call for Emergency Food Assistance for Struggling New Yorkers Reeling from Heavy Rain, Flooding
June 20, 2013 Letter to Jacob J. Lew, Secretary of Department of the Treasury - Smithfield Purchase
June 20, 2013 Letter to Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew - Group of Senators Urge Appropriate Oversight of Proposed Smithfield Purchase
June 20, 2013 Gillibrand Statement on House Farm
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