New York Farm Bureau

New England News
6:30 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Report Spells Out Importance of Passing Farm Bill

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The White House Rural Council has released a report that outlines the need for Congressional passage of the Farm Bill.

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New York News
3:50 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Farm Bill Expiration Worries New York's Farmers

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While the focus has been on the partial federal government shut down, another important piece of legislation, the federal Farm Bill, has also expired.  New York’s lead lobbyist for farmers is in Washington meeting with congressional representatives and their staffs trying to figure out what to do next.

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New York News
1:58 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Environmental Groups Sue NYS DEC Over Dairy Farm Rule

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A coalition of environmental groups is suing the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation over dairy farm regulations intended to boost milk production. The New York Farm Bureau says the groups are going too far.

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North Country News
6:26 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Farm Bureau Focuses on Next Generation

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The New York Farm Bureau has released its state priorities for this year. During a conference call,  officials outlined their agricultural policy goals.

Officials with New York’s farm advocacy organization said their focus this year is strengthening the economy and future of farms and growers. Farm Bureau President Dean Norton noted that the average age of a New York farmer is 56. According to a 2007 Ag census, about 19-hundred farm operators are under the age of 35, while over 33-hundred are over age 75.

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6:15 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Farm Organization Criticizes Potential EPA Rules Changes

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has proposed changing how they deal with navigable waters across the country under the Clean Water Act.  But the New York Farm Bureau is raising red flags saying the agency is attempting to expand their authority without appropriate public input.

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Hudson Valley News
4:21 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Advocates Demand Farm Worker Regulations

Young adult farm workers at Albany's West Capitol Park (21 May 2012)
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Farm workers and Religious Leaders joined with Community and Civil Rights Advocates to urge state lawmakers in Albany to enact the Farm Workers Fair Labor Practices Act - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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