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

Office: U.S. Senate (NY) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
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 Gillibrand Calls for Usda Disaster Declaration to Help North Country Farms Damaged by Flooding
April 16, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Standards to Lower Bacteria Rates in Poultry
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 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary US Department of Agriculture - Closing Local Farm Service Agency Offices
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
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Agriculture
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 Senate Farm Bill Conferee - Include Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Language in 2013 Farm Bill
Oct. 25, 2013 Letter to Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Thad Cochran - Strengthen Economic Security for Dairy Farmers
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 Gillibrand Statement on House Farm
June 20, 2013 Letter to Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew - Group of Senators Urge Appropriate Oversight of Proposed Smithfield Purchase
May 8, 2013 Gillibrand, Feinstein, Collins Introduces Bipartisan Antimicrobial Data Collection Bill
May 7, 2013 As Farm Bill Nears Senate Floor, Gillibrand Outlines Priorities to Strengthen New York Farms
April 26, 2013 At the Healthy Living Market in Wilton Mall, Gillibrand Announces New Jobs Bill Aimed at Helping Expand Markets for Farmers and Increasing Availability of Nutritious Locally-Grown Food
April 26, 2013 At The Orchards of Concklin, Gillibrand Announces New Jobs Bill Aimed at Helping Expand Markets for Farmers and Increasing Availability of Nutritious Locally-Grown Food
April 25, 2013 Gillibrand, Crowley Announce Legislation to Increase Kosher Food in Emergency Food Supply
April 17, 2013 Gillibrand Announces New Legislation to Include Farmed Shellfish in the Specialty Crops Services at USDA
April 2, 2013 As Senate Prepares to Debate Farm Bill Again, Gillibrand Announces Plan to Strengthen New York Dairy Farms
Jan. 4, 2013 At Gillibrand's Urging, FDA Issues First Rules for Food Safety Overhaul
Dec. 21, 2012 Letter to Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts - Energy Production
Dec. 12, 2012 Gillibrand Leads Bipartisan Effort to Keep Dairy Pricing Reforms in Final Farm Bill Agreement
Oct. 24, 2012 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Dozens of Counties in Upstate NY Eligible for Disaster Funding After this Year's Drought-Damaged Crops Across the State
Oct. 3, 2012 Chesapeake Bay Senators Urge USDA to Support Farmers During Lapse of Farm Bill Authorization
Oct. 2, 2012 Letter to Secretary Vilsack and Chief White
Sept. 26, 2012 Schumer, Gillibrand Call for USDA Support for New York's Dairy Farms
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner
Sept. 13, 2012 Letter to Acting Secretary Blank
July 26, 2012 With Colony Collapse Disorder Threatening NY Crops, Gillibrand Calls for Expedited Review of Harmful Pesticides to Protect Honey Bee Healt
July 16, 2012 Schumer, Gillibrand Secure USDA Agreement to Lower Emergency Loan Interest Rates for Farmers Across Upstate New York -- Streamlined Disaster Assistance Programs Will Help Farmers Recover from Future Disasters, Like Irene and Lee
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