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Lupardo & Hinchey Custom Operators Bill Signed by Governor

Albany – Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo signed into law (A1889/S2135) for agricultural custom operators sponsored by Agriculture Chairs, Assemblymember Donna Lupardo and Senator Michelle Hinchey. The bill will extend some agricultural district...

Senator May and Assemblymember Lupardo Announce New Law to Expand the State’s Grown and Certified Program to Textile Products like Wool and Hemp

Senator Rachel May (D-Onondaga, Madison, Oneida) and Assemblymember Donna Lupardo (D-Broome) are pleased to announce that their legislation to expand the state’s Grown and Certified Program to include fiber-based textiles has been signed by Governor...

Bill by Senator Hinchey and Assemblymember Lupardo to Protect Animals During Emergencies and Natural Disasters Signed into Law

Albany, NY – Today, State Senator Michelle Hinchey (SD-46) and Assemblymember Donna Lupardo (AD-123) announced that their bill to keep animals safe in disaster situations was signed into law by the Governor. The legislation, S.6713/A.7122, authorizes...

Assemblywoman Lupardo Visits Local Honeybee Apiary

Johnson City, NY – On Thursday, June 24th, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo visited the apiary of local beekeeper and Southern Tier Beekeepers Association member Bob Talkiewicz to commemorate Pollinator Week (June 21-27). She was also there todiscuss...

Assemblymember Lupardo and Senator Hinchey Sponsor NYS Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Act, Nation-Leading Legislation Making NY Farmers Key Part of Fight Against Climate Change

Albany, NY – Today, Assemblymember Donna Lupardo (AD-123) and State Senator Michelle Hinchey (SD-46) gathered a broad coalition of environmental and agricultural organizations to discuss the NYS Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Act (S.4722A-Hinchey/A.5386A-Lupardo),...

Senate and Assembly Agriculture Chairs Secure Record Funding for New York Agriculture in FY 2022 State Budget

Albany, NY – Record levels of funding for agriculture are included in the New York State Budget, finalized by the Legislature on Wednesday. The two Agriculture Chairs in the State Legislature, Senator Michelle Hinchey and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo...

Historic Support for Agriculture in Assembly & Senate Budgets

Albany, NY – The importance of New York’s agriculture and food economy is being reflected with historic support in the State Assembly and Senate one-house budget resolutions. On Tuesday, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Michelle Hinchey,...

FFA Member Addresses Assembly Ag Committee as State Assembly Recognizes FFA Week in New York State

Albany, NY – The National FFA Organization is being recognized across the country this week. As part of the NYS Assembly’s effort to celebrate FFA Week in New York, Cristian Gilces, Secretary of FFA Chapter at John Bowne High School in Queens,...

Lupardo, Hinchey Call for Ag Workers to be Eligible for Vaccine

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (AD-123) and Senator Michelle Hinchey (SD-46) sent a letter Tuesday advocating for one of the state’s largest groups of essential workers to be added back into the state’s COVID vaccine eligibility list. The Chairs...

Assembly and Senate Agriculture Chairs React to Proposal to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

As part of his 2021 State of the State announcements, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday a proposal to legalize adult-use cannabis in New York. The Governor’s proposal would create an Office of Cannabis Management to oversee the new adult-use...
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