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Chuck Schumer's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (NY) - Sr, Democratic Minority Leader, Minority Policy Committee Chair
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Sept. 1, 2017 Schumer Reveals: With Farm-Related Fatalities 800% Higher than many other Industries, and with Tractor Over-Turns Being the Most Frequent Cause, Senator Launches Major Effort to Protect Critical and Cost-Effective Program that can Help Save Many North Country Farmers' Lives if Tractor Over-Turns
Aug. 23, 2017 Schatz & Schumer Call on President Trump to Withdraw Nomination of Sam Clovis
Aug. 17, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce U.S. Department Of Agriculture Has Agreed To Purchase $18 Million In Surplus Concord Grape Juice To Stabilize Prices For Grape Growers In Upstate New York
July 30, 2017 Letter to Dr. Gottlieb, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Investigate Phthalates in Fast Food and Food Packaging
July 21, 2017 Schumer: Otsego County's Craft Beer Industry Is Brewing Rapidly; Senator Calls On Feds To Start The Process Of Unlocking More Fed Resources To Help Ny Beer, Distilleries And Local Barley Growers Keep Up With Summer Demand & Tourism In Southern Tier
July 19, 2017 Letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Start Process Of Unlocking More Fed Support To Help Ny Beer, Distilleries And Local Barley Growers Keep Up With Summer's Demand & Tourism
July 10, 2017 Letter to the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Investigate "Coco Loko", a Dangerous and Snortable Powder Being Innocently Masked as Everyday "Chocolate"
July 7, 2017 Letter to Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Step Up Enforcement Of Inferior And Mislabeled Imported Goods
July 7, 2017 Letter to Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Step Up Enforcement Of Inferior And Mislabeled Imported Goods
June 22, 2017 Following Schumer and Gillibrand Push, USDA Will Finally Provide Malt Barley Crop Insurance For 44 NYS Counties; Victory For Growing Craft Brewing Industry, Farmers & Those Looking To Enter Booming NY Industry & Grow Jobs
June 13, 2017 Letter to the Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator of the United States Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Research Service - Urging to Prioritize and Support Critical Upgrades to Nematode Quarantine Laboratory
June 7, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $80,000 in Federal Funds for Hartwick College
June 7, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $299K In U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Funding For Cornell University
May 30, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Concerns over Cuts to Rural Development
May 24, 2017 Schumer: Proposed Trump Budget Cuts are Real Trouble for Upstate New York; Senator Vows to Protect Funding that Upstate Middle Class, Working Families and Seniors Rely on
May 17, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $500,000 in US Department of Agriculture Funding for Clarkson University
May 17, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $500,000 in US Department of Agriculture Funding for Clarkson University
April 19, 2017 Letter to Acting Director Young - Bringing Your Attention to an Ongoing Problem Affecting Many New York Farmers and Small Businesses
April 10, 2017 Letter to Acting USDA Secretary Michael Young - USDA Needs To Hops on Board Effort To Spread Malt Barley Insurance Across NYS
March 23, 2017 Schumer Announces $280k in Fed Funding for Cornell University Agricultural Programs
Dec. 1, 2016 Schumer Strongly Urges Canada to Reverse Its Protectictionist, Restrictive Dairy Pricing and Trade Policies
Nov. 3, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $ 2.3 Million In U.s. Department Of Agriculture Value-added Producer Funding For New York State
Oct. 20, 2016 Letter to Senate Committee Leaders - Unlock Federal Funds for U.S. Dairy Farmers Struggling with Historically Low Milk Prices
Oct. 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Office Management and Budget - Urging Support For USDA's Efforts To Ramp Up Help To Struggling Dairy Farmers
Sept. 28, 2016 Schumer Calls Usda Secretary Vilsack To Urge More Aggressive Action Against Protectionist And Restrictive Canadian Dairy Pricing And Trade Policies That Threaten Ny Dairy Producers; Schumer Calls Fix A Major Priority
Aug. 23, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand & Gibson Announce Over $574,000 In Dept. Of Agriculture Funding For The National Young Farmers Coalition'S Beginning Farmer And Rancher Development Program Project
July 29, 2016 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Call on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Protect U.S. Dairy Farmers from the Dairy Industry Financial Crisis
July 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Request for Market-Balancing Help For Struggling Dairy Farmers
May 4, 2016 Schumer: Restrictive Canadian Trade Rules Could Threaten Upstate Dairy Industry
May 4, 2016 Schumer: Restrictive Canadian Trade Rules Could Threaten Upstate Dairy Industry
April 4, 2016 Schumer: EPA Has Completed a Plan to Reduce Li Sound Nitrogen Levels But Now Must Implement It
March 25, 2016 Schumer: New Restrictive Canadian Trade Rules Could Threaten O-At-Ka Milk and Many Western NY Dairy Producers
March 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf - Backing Real Maple Syrup
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
Nov. 24, 2015 USDA Funds Will Boost Export Marketing Capabilities
Nov. 23, 2015 USDA Farm to School Funds Will be Used to Bolster Child Nutrition Programs
Nov. 20, 2015 USDA Farm to School Funds Will be Used to Bolster Child Nutrition Programs
Nov. 17, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $225,000 In Federal USDA Value-Added Producer Grants For Agricultural Centers In Jefferson County
Nov. 16, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $157,000 In Federal Usda Value-added Producer Grants For Agricultural Centers In Hudson Valley
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
Nov. 12, 2015 Funds Will Help Farms In The Southern Tier Region Study New Products & Increase Marketing Capabilities For Current Products
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
Nov. 11, 2015 Schumer: Feds Should Plant New Tax Incentives For Schuyler County Family Farmers
Nov. 8, 2015 Schumer: Highly Caffeinated Peanut Butter Should Give Everyone The Jitters
Nov. 6, 2015 Schumer: Feds Should Plant New Tax Incentives For Montgomery County Family Farmers
Nov. 3, 2015 Funding Creates Training Opportunities for Farmers in Hudson Valley & Metropolitan New York
Oct. 22, 2015 Federal Funds to Advance Specialty Crop Program
Oct. 13, 2015 Schumer: Feds Should Plant New Tax Incentives for Yates
Sept. 25, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce over $60,000 in Federal Funding for SUNY Cobleskill Research Foundation
Sept. 22, 2015 Schumer: New Premium Payment Option Can Help Alleviate Pressure on Cash-Strapped Farmers
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