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Dec. 16, 2015 Schumer Announces Just-Unveiled Tax Package Would Boost Incentive for Small Biz & Family Farmers to Purchsae Equipment; Tax Benefit that Allows Them to Recover Up-Front Costs of Expensive Equipment Would be Made Permanent Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Nov. 24, 2015 USDA Funds Will Boost Export Marketing Capabilities Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Unknown
Nov. 24, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce more than $340,000 in Federal USDA Funding for New York Wine and Grape Foundation Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Rochester, NY
Nov. 24, 2015 USDA Funds Will Boost Export Marketing Capabilities Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Nov. 23, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $120,000 in Federal USDA Funding for Agricultural Centers in Rochester Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Rochester, NY
Nov. 23, 2015 USDA Farm to School Funds Will be Used to Bolster Child Nutrition Programs Sen. Charles Schumer Poughkeepsie, N.Y
Nov. 23, 2015 USDA Farm to School Funds Will be Used to Bolster Child Nutrition Programs Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Poughkeepsie, N.Y
Nov. 20, 2015 USDA Farm to School Funds Will be Used to Bolster Child Nutrition Programs Sen. Charles Schumer Niagara Falls, NY
Nov. 20, 2015 USDA Farm to School Funds Will be Used to Bolster Child Nutrition Programs Rep. Brian Higgins Niagara Falls, NY
Nov. 20, 2015 USDA Farm to School Funds Will be Used to Bolster Child Nutrition Programs Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Niagara Falls, NY
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Industrial Hemp Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $225,000 In Federal USDA Value-Added Producer Grants For Agricultural Centers In Jefferson County Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Nov. 16, 2015 USDA Value-Added Funds Will be Used to Promote Growth & New Products for Small, Independent Producers; Boost Marketing Capabilities; Increase Brand Awareness - Cortland County Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington D.C.
Nov. 16, 2015 USDA Value-Added Funds Will be Used to Promote Growth & New Products for Small, Independent Producers; Boost Marketing Capabilities; Increase Brand Awareness - Cortland County Sen. Charles Schumer Washington D.C.
Nov. 16, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce more than $157,000 in Federal USDA Value-Added Producer Grants for Agricultural Centers in Hudson Valley Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington D.C.
Nov. 12, 2015 Funds Will Help Wineries And Farms Throughout Rochester-Finger Lakes Region Promote New Products, Boost Marketing Capabilities, Increase Brand Awareness & Grow Business Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Nov. 12, 2015 Funds Will Help Wineries And Farms Throughout Rochester-Finger Lakes Region Promote New Products, Boost Marketing Capabilities, Increase Brand Awareness & Grow Business Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Unknown
Nov. 11, 2015 Schumer: Feds Should Plant New Tax Incentives For Schuyler County Family Farmers Sen. Charles Schumer Burdett, NY
Nov. 6, 2015 Schumer: Feds Should Plant New Tax Incentives For Montgomery County Family Farmers Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Nov. 3, 2015 Funding Creates Training Opportunities for Farmers in Hudson Valley & Metropolitan New York Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Nov. 3, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $690,000 In Federal Funding for Hawthorne Valley Association Beginning Farmer Initiative Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Ghent, NY
Oct. 27, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Invest in Research to Support Wisconsin Farmers Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2015 Federal Funds to Advance Specialty Crop Program Sen. Charles Schumer Ithaca, NY
Oct. 22, 2015 Federal Funds to Advance Specialty Crop Program Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Ithaca, NY
Oct. 14, 2015 Letter ot the Hon. Hal Rogers, Chairman, Committee on Appropriations and the Hon. Nita Lowey, Ranking Memeber, Committee on Appropriations - End to Government Sponsered Animal Abuse Rep. Charles Rangel Rochester, NY
Oct. 14, 2015 Letter ot the Hon. Hal Rogers, Chairman, Committee on Appropriations and the Hon. Nita Lowey, Ranking Memeber, Committee on Appropriations - End to Government Sponsered Animal Abuse Rep. Sean Maloney Rochester, NY
Oct. 14, 2015 Letter ot the Hon. Hal Rogers, Chairman, Committee on Appropriations and the Hon. Nita Lowey, Ranking Memeber, Committee on Appropriations - End to Government Sponsered Animal Abuse Rep. Louise Slaughter Rochester, NY
Oct. 14, 2015 Letter ot the Hon. Hal Rogers, Chairman, Committee on Appropriations and the Hon. Nita Lowey, Ranking Memeber, Committee on Appropriations - End to Government Sponsered Animal Abuse Rep. Carolyn Maloney Rochester, NY
Oct. 14, 2015 Letter ot the Hon. Hal Rogers, Chairman, Committee on Appropriations and the Hon. Nita Lowey, Ranking Memeber, Committee on Appropriations - End to Government Sponsered Animal Abuse Rep. Paul Tonko Rochester, NY
Oct. 13, 2015 Schumer: Feds Should Plant New Tax Incentives for Yates Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Oct. 13, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Kathleen Burgess, New York State Public Service Commission Secretary - FitzPatrick Vital to the Future of Central and Upstate New York Rep. Richard Hanna Syracuse, NY
Oct. 13, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Kathleen Burgess, New York State Public Service Commission Secretary - FitzPatrick Vital to the Future of Central and Upstate New York Rep. John Katko Syracuse, NY
Oct. 8, 2015 Meng/Bost Bill to Level Playing Field for Small Businesses in Agriculture Rep. Grace Meng Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2015 Slaughter Calls on California Governor to Limit Antibiotic Use on Farms, Sign Landmark Legislation Rep. Louise Slaughter Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 Slaughter Pushes FDA to Improve Data Collection on Antibiotic Use on Farms Rep. Louise Slaughter Unknown
Sept. 25, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce over $60,000 in Federal Funding for SUNY Cobleskill Research Foundation Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Unknown
Sept. 25, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce over $60,000 in Federal Funding for SUNY Cobleskill Research Foundation Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Sept. 22, 2015 Schumer: New Premium Payment Option Can Help Alleviate Pressure on Cash-Strapped Farmers Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Sept. 15, 2015 Schumer: Feds Should Plant New Tax Incentives for Cortland Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Sept. 15, 2015 Slaughter Heralds Report on Antibiotic Use in Fast Food Industry Rep. Louise Slaughter Unknown
Sept. 3, 2015 Letter to Brian Ronholm, Chair of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety - Protect Public Health, Control Spread of Drug-Resistant Bacteria Rep. Louise Slaughter Washington, DC
Aug. 24, 2015 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administrator - Help Small Farmers Comply with New Food Safety Law Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Aug. 20, 2015 Schumer: Craft Brewing Is On The Rise In Central NY, But Brewers Need Access To Locally Grown Malt Barley For Industry To Thrive; Local Farmers Hesitant To Grow Crop Due To Lack Of Fed Insurance -- Schumer pushes Feds To Establish Essential Crop Insurance For Central NY Malt Barley Farmers Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
July 23, 2015 Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 Rep. Yvette Clarke Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 Rep. Chris Collins Washington, DC
July 22, 2015 Schumer: Average Price Of Eggs Up Nearly 40 Percent This Year & Could Keep Climbing Because Of Bird Flu Epidemic; Despite Crisis, Fed Budget Slashes -By $500M- USDA Efforts That Can Help Beat Back Bird Flu; As Grocery Bills Rise, Schumer LAunches Effort To Thwart Cuts Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
July 16, 2015 Why I voted Yes on H.R. 2898 Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
June 29, 2015 Schumer: Farmers Could Experience Economic Peril & Average Price Of Vegetables Could Rise, Unless Orelans County Farmers Get Much Needed Workers To Tend Crops; Schortage Of Workers Puts Farmers & Consumers In Jeopardy; Senator Urges Feds To Immediately Fix Backlog Of Workers Caused By June 9th Computer Glitch Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
June 29, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces Free Meals to Boost Children's Nutrition During Summer Months Rep. Sean Maloney Albany, NY
June 25, 2015 Schumer Launches Push To Secure Major fed Funding For Cornell University To Develop New, Innovative Technologies That Could Grow Production And Revolutionize New York's Grape & Wine Industries Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
June 22, 2015 Schumer: Average Price Of Eggs Up Nearly 50 Percent & Will Keep Climbing Because Of Bird Flu Epidemic -- Yet Proposed Fed Budget Slashes USDA Efforts That Help Beat Back Bird Flu By $500M; As Grocery Bills Rise, Schumer Launches Effort To Thwart Cuts Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
June 17, 2015 Slaughter Welcomes Ag Leaders to Rochester Rep. Louise Slaughter Rochester, NY
June 16, 2015 Rep. Israel Praises FDA Ruling to Curb Artificial Trans Fats in Foods Rep. Steve Israel Washington, DC
June 4, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Finalize Pathogen Standards Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
June 3, 2015 Congressman Gibson introduces Young Farmer Success Act of 2015 Rep. Christopher Gibson Washington, DC
June 2, 2015 Slaughter on White House Summit on Antibiotics, Responsible Federal Meat Sourcing Rep. Louise Slaughter Washington, DC
May 21, 2015 Schumer: New York State's $52 Million Grape Crop At Undue Risk Due To Outdated Facility That Provides Critical Research To Local Grape Growers; Senator Launches Push To Replace USDA's Outdated Grape Research Lab In Geneva With New State-Of-The-Art Facility Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
May 19, 2015 Congresswoman Louise Slaughter Reacts to Proposed Rule from FDA on Antibiotic Use in Livestock Rep. Louise Slaughter Washington, DC
May 6, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $5.5 Million in Federal Funding for Cornell University to Study & Improve Crop Sustainability Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Unknown
May 6, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $5.5 Million In Federal Funding For Cornell University To Study & Improve Crop Sustainability Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
April 30, 2015 Schumer:New York State's $65 Million Potato Industry At Severe Risk From Invasive Species; Senator Launches Push To Replace Cornell University's Outdated Nematode Lab With New State-Of-The-Art Facility At The University Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
April 22, 2015 Schumer: With Turbulent Milk Prices, Upstate Dairy Farmers Are Getting Squeezed On All Sides, Including Large, Lump-Sum Milk Insurance Payments -- Schumer Urges USDA To Implement New Program To Ease Burden Of Cash-Strapped Dairy Farms Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
April 21, 2015 Schumer: For The First Time Ever, Greek Yogurt Will Be Available Nationwide In School Lunch Programs Through The USDA School Lunch Program; Senator Announces, Starting In Fall 2015, USDA Will Officially Expand Nationwide The Greek-Yogurt Pilot Program He Helped Launch Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
April 17, 2015 Katko Issues 100-Day Report Rep. John Katko Syracuse, NY
April 16, 2015 Congressman Gibson Introduces Family Farm Relief Act of 2015 Rep. Christopher Gibson Unknown
April 7, 2015 Schumer: Craft Brewing Is On The Rise In Dutchess County But Brewers Need Access To Locally-Grown Malt Barley For Industry To Thrive; Local Farmers Hesitant To Grow Crop Due To Lack Of Fed Insurance -- Schumer Launches Push To Establish Essential Crop Insurance For Dutchess County Malt Barley Farmers Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
April 1, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce U.S. Dept. Of Agriculture Has Agreed To Purchase $9.6 Million In Surplus Concord Grape Juice To Stabilize Prices For Grape Growers In Upstate New York Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
March 31, 2015 Following Kick-Off Of Maple Tapping Season, Schumer Announces Push For Fed Funds To Support And Enhance The Growth Of The Untapped Potential Of NYS Maple Syrup Industry Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
March 30, 2015 Letter to John Boehner and Bob Goodlatte, House of Representatives: Agricultural Labor Reforms to Accompany E-Verify Measures Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
March 30, 2015 Letter to John Boehner and Bob Goodlatte, House of Representatives: Agricultural Labor Reforms to Accompany E-Verify Measures Rep. Christopher Gibson Washington, DC
March 30, 2015 Schumer: New Distilleries Are Playing A Major Role In Buffalo's Transformation & Positioning WNY As Center Of Distilling Boom, But They Do Not Have Access To The Malt Barley They Need Due To Risks Associated With Growing The Crop -- Schumer Launches Push To Establish Essential Crop Assurance For WNY Malt Barley Farmers Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
March 30, 2015 Letter to John Boehner and Bob Goodlatte, House of Representatives: Agricultural Labor Reforms to Accompany E-Verify Measures Rep. Thomas Reed Washington, DC
March 30, 2015 Letter to John Boehner and Bob Goodlatte, House of Representatives: Agricultural Labor Reforms to Accompany E-Verify Measures Rep. Chris Collins Washington, DC
March 30, 2015 Letter to John Boehner and Bob Goodlatte, House of Representatives: Agricultural Labor Reforms to Accompany E-Verify Measures Rep. Elise Stefanik Washington, DC
March 30, 2015 Letter to John Boehner and Bob Goodlatte, House of Representatives: Agricultural Labor Reforms to Accompany E-Verify Measures Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
March 30, 2015 Letter to John Boehner and Bob Goodlatte, House of Representatives: Agricultural Labor Reforms to Accompany E-Verify Measures Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
March 26, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee: Agricultural Labor Reforms to Accompany E-Verify Measures Rep. John Katko Washington, D.C.
March 26, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee: Agricultural Labor Reforms to Accompany E-Verify Measures Rep. Thomas Reed Washington, D.C.
March 26, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee: Agricultural Labor Reforms to Accompany E-Verify Measures Rep. Chris Collins Washington, D.C.
March 26, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee: Agricultural Labor Reforms to Accompany E-Verify Measures Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, D.C.
March 26, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee: Agricultural Labor Reforms to Accompany E-Verify Measures Rep. Christopher Gibson Washington, D.C.
March 26, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee: Agricultural Labor Reforms to Accompany E-Verify Measures Rep. Elise Stefanik Washington, D.C.
March 26, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee: Agricultural Labor Reforms to Accompany E-Verify Measures Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, D.C.
March 24, 2015 Rep. Slaughter, Only Microbiologist in Congress, Reintroduces Legislation to Save Antibiotics Rep. Louise Slaughter Washington, DC
March 18, 2015 Congressman Higgins Announces Application Period for Five Department of Agriculture Grants Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
March 12, 2015 After Feds Give Green Light To Dangerous Powdered Alcohol - Palcohol - Schumer Introduces Legislation to Make Substance Illegal & Keep It From Hitting Store Shelves as Soon as This Summer Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
March 4, 2015 Congresswoman Slaughter Says McDonald's Announcement on Antibiotics is "Encouraging," Shows Companies Respond When Public Demands Change Rep. Louise Slaughter Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2015 Reed Secures Disaster Relief for Yates Farmers Rep. Thomas Reed Unknown
Feb. 24, 2015 Schumer Calls On USDA To Expedite Review & Approval Of New Wyoming County Business & Agriculture Center That Could Be Major Economic Development Hub For Warsaw Area - USDA Has Yet To Sign Off On Final Design Plans & Fed Delay Could Threaten Entire Construction Timeline; Schumer Says USDA Should Get Project Underway ASAP Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2015 Ahead Of National Debate On Child Nutrition Standards, Senator Gillibrand Pushes For Fresh Fruits And Vegetables At School & Announces Legislation To Provide More Students With Nutritious Meals When School Is Out For Summer Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Birmingham, NY
Feb. 11, 2015 Schumer-Authored Bill That Would Be Major Boon For NY Apple Producers By Modernizing Definition Of Hard Apple Cider Has Cleared Key Senate Committee - Schumer Urges Full Senate Passage Of Bill That Would Lower Taxes On Product, Improve Ability To Compete In Foreign Markets, Increase Sales For Over 650 Apple Growers in NYS Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $740,000 In USDA Funding To Support Beginning Farmers Program At Stone Barns In Westchester Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $740,000 In USDA Funding To Support Beginning Farmers Program At Stone Barns In Westchester Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand: Two Ithaca Organizations Will Use $1.4M in Fed Funds to Bring More Farmers, Vets Into NYS Ag Careers Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Unknown
Feb. 2, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand: Two Ithaca Organizations Will Use $1.4M in Fed Funds to Bring More Farmers, Vets Into NYS Ag Careers Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Jan. 29, 2015 Maloney Announces Committee Assignments Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2015 Schumer Encourages Current or Prospective Announces First Major Webinar Feb 11th For Local Growers to Partner & Learn About Fed Assistance, Opportunities -- Schumer Vows to Continue Fighting For Fed Crop Insurance Growers Need to Increase Malt Barley Production Over Next Decade Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense, Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Efforts to Combat Antibiotic Overuse in Food Animals Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2014 Congressman Gibson Applauds NY Farm-to-School Program Rep. Christopher Gibson Washington, DC
Dec. 4, 2014 Rep. Slaughter Reacts to Astonishing Reuters Report Documenting Troubling Practices Resulting in Meat Being Sold to Consumers with Illegally High Trace Levels of Antibiotics Rep. Louise Slaughter Washington, DC
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