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

Office: U.S. Senate (NY) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
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
July 20, 2015 Gillibrand & Schneiderman Announce New Push to Ban Plastic Microbeads in Personal Care Products
June 4, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Finalize Pathogen Standards
June 3, 2015 After Senator Gillibrand's Yearlong Push for Reform, White House Announces New Regulations to Prevent Dangerous Antibiotic Resistant Pathogens in Food
May 13, 2015 New Investigation Finds Failing American Food Safety System Causing Millions Of Illness, Gillibrand Introduces New Legislation To Final Establish Mandatory Recall Of Contaminated Meat & Poultry
May 6, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $5.5 Million in Federal Funding for Cornell University to Study & Improve Crop Sustainability
April 24, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Updated Guidance to Pregnant Women on Seafood Consumption
March 4, 2015 Gillibrand Statement On Mcdonald's Decision: "Chicken Nuggets Shouldn't Pose Public Health Risk"
Feb. 25, 2015 Letter to Tim Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Senators Urge Update to Pathogen Standards for Beef and Prok
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
Feb. 5, 2015 As An Est. 3 Million New Yorkers Contract Foodborne Illness Each Year, Senator Gillibrand Announces New Push To Improve Food Safety Standards
Feb. 3, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $740,000 In USDA Funding To Support Beginning Farmers Program At Stone Barns In Westchester
Feb. 2, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand: Two Ithaca Organizations Will Use $1.4M in Fed Funds to Bring More Farmers, Vets Into NYS Ag Careers
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
Dec. 8, 2014 Governor Cuomo Announces New York Selected For USDA Pilot to Increase Procurement of Locally-Grown Produce in Schools
Nov. 21, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins, Collins Urge USDA to Immediately Conduct Damage Assessment of Impact of Historic Snowstorm on WNY Farms
Nov. 21, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Immediately Conducting 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. 20, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Release of GAO Food Safety Report
Oct. 6, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman, and Richard Shelby, Ranking Member, of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tom Udall, Chairman, and Mike Johanns, Vice Chairman, of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee - Keep COOL
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
Sept. 3, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce US Dept. of Agriculture Has Agreed to Purchase Up to $25 Million in Surplus Concord Grape Juice to Stabilize Prices
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 Evans Farmhouse Creamery in Chenango 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, Tonko Announce Over $24,000 in Value-Added Producer Grant Funding for Farmiemarket Online in Albany County
Aug. 19, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More than $120,000 for Research and Development to Help Improve Mohawk Valley Craft Brewing Industry
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
Aug. 7, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Prioritize Emergency Food Assistance
Aug. 7, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Prioritize Emergency Food Assistance
July 28, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Use of Antibiotics in Food-Producing Animals
June 20, 2014 Boxer, Gillibrand Praise Obama Administration for Creating Pollinator Health Task Force
June 19, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand, Hanna: Bringing Greek Yogurt To Schools Across the U.S. Is Major Win For New York
June 11, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - The Future of Artisanal Cheese-Making
May 29, 2014 Gillibrand Announces More than a Half Million Dollars for Cornell University's Outreach and Assistance Program for NY Dairy Farmers
May 28, 2014 Key Senate Panel Includes Gillibrand, Schumer Measure to Provide $25 Million to Upgrade School Kitchens Across the Country
May 27, 2014 Senators Welcome New Timeline for Food Safety Standards
May 27, 2014 Senators Welcome New Timeline for Food Safety Standards
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 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
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