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January 06, 2015

New York State Council on Food Policy to Hold Its Winter Meeting on January 16 in Binghamton

The New York State Council on Food Policy will hold its annual winter meeting on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Broome County Cornell Cooperative Extension Office located on 840 Upper Front Street in Binghamton, NY.

The January 16th meeting, which will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., is open to the public and a public comment period will be held at the end of the meeting. Those wishing to attend and present comments are encouraged to RSVP no later than January 14, 2015 by emailing the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets at or calling 518-457-1721. Public comments must be limited to 5 minutes and a hard copy of comments is required to be submitted to the Council at the time of presentation.

The New York State Council on Food Policy is charged with developing food policy recommendations for the state that will help ensure the availability of safe, fresh, nutritious and affordable food for all New Yorkers, and expanding agricultural food production. The Council’s recommended state food policies focus on four key issue areas: maximizing participation in, and support for, food and nutrition assistance programs; strengthening the connection between local food products and consumers; increasing consumer awareness of healthy eating and improving access to safe and nutritious food; and supporting safe, efficient and profitable agricultural food production and food retail infrastructure.

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