Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner

Agriculture Press Releases

Date                      Release Title Photo
12/22/2008Milc Program Reauthorized; Sign Up Begins Today 
12/22/2008Food Policy Council Issues Report To Governor Paterson 
12/19/2008Commissioner Offers Last Minute Gift Ideas: Think Local, Edible 
12/16/2008Governor Paterson's Executive Budget Eliminates Largest Deficit in State History, Reins In Spending 
12/10/2008Commissioner Receives Wine Grape Task Force Report 
12/10/2008Public Meeting Notice  
12/03/2008Commissioner Encourages Growers to Complete Labor Survey 
12/03/2008Two Soil & Water Programs Recognized For Environmental Excellence 
12/02/2008Update: Tuberculosis in Columbia County Captive Deer 
12/01/2008Commissioner: Buy Local, Buy a New York Grown Christmas Tree 
11/24/2008Put Food Safety on The Menu This Holiday Season 
11/21/2008Statement From Commissioner Patrick Hooker 
10/27/2008New York State Council on Food Policy to Meet October 29 
10/24/2008Farmworker Housing Program Receives Increase in Funding 
10/21/2008Commissioner Announces Pasture and Hay Crop Insurance Workshops 
10/16/2008State Finds Tuberculosis in Captive Fallow Deer 
10/16/2008Governor Paterson Recognizes World Food Day 
10/16/2008Deadline for Fruit Insurance Is November 20, 2008 
10/11/2008State Issues New RFP for 2009 State Fair Entertainment 
10/07/2008New York State Soil & Water Conservation Committee Meeting 
10/02/2008Animal Health Information System Meetings Scheduled 
09/29/2008Commissioner Hooker Announces “Farm To You Fest 2008!” 
09/25/2008State Fair Grandstand Concerts Generate $245,000 for 2008 
09/17/2008Sept 16-22: ‘Pride of NY Harvest Week’ At Wal-Mart Stores 
09/15/2008State Fair closes out a successful 2008 season  
09/09/2008Commissioner Announces Website for Council on Food Policy 
09/02/2008Sign Up for Crop Insurance by Sept. 30 
08/21/2008Governor Paterson Kicks off 162nd Great New York State Fair 
08/15/2008Governor Paterson Announces Federal Disaster Aid for New York State Farmers 
08/13/2008NYS Fair to Open Bid for Next Year’s Entertainment 
08/08/2008Governor Paterson Signs Laws to Help Spur Investment in Renewable Energy 
08/06/2008Commissioner Announces Ag Environmental Management Award 
08/05/20082008 Fair Concert Ticket Sales to Date Beat Last Year’s Total 
08/04/2008Commissioner to Kick off “Eat Local” Challenge 
08/04/2008Commissioner Hooker Challenges Nyers to Eat Local 
07/29/2008Commissioner to Observe Hail Damage in Oswego County 
07/25/2008State Announces Funding to Support Community Gardens 
07/25/2008Commissioner Recognizes Blueberry Season in NYS 
07/24/2008State Offers Free Testing to Help Eradicate Scrapie 
07/10/200820,000 Farms Enrolled in NYS Animal Id System 
07/07/2008Commissioner Appoints Dairy Promotion Advisory Board 
07/02/2008Governor Paterson Encourages New York Residents to Love New York By Making It Their Summer Destination Spot 
06/27/2008Governor Paterson Urges Federal Government to Declare 23 New York Counties Agricultural Disaster Areas 
06/24/2008Commissioner Announces Milk Marketing Advisory Council 
06/20/2008Commissioner Announces $106,000 to Promote Farmers’ Markets 
06/19/2008Governor Paterson Announces Agreement with Legislature on Law to Help Businesses Produce Their Own Reneweable Energy 
06/18/2008Media Advisory - Commissioner to Observe Hail Damage in Genesee County 
06/17/2008NYS Council on Food Policy to Meet June 27 in Albany 
06/16/2008Media Advisory - Commissioner to Observe Hail Damage in Wayne County 
06/13/2008Commissioner Announces the Arrival of Berry Season in NYS 
06/12/2008Commissioner to Recognize Arrival of Berry Season in NYS 
06/11/2008Commissioner to Hold Public Dairy Forum in Syracuse 
05/30/2008Commissioner Hooker Recognizes June Dairy Month 
05/30/2008Governor Paterson Announces New York State First in Nation to Reach Food Safety Milestone 
05/28/2008New York State Allows Half-Pricing at Gas Pumps 
05/27/2008Statement From NYS Ag Commissioner Patrick Hooker 
05/27/2008Commissioner Hooker Offers Farm Advice For Hurricane Season 
05/16/2008Commissioner: “There’s Still Time To Be Counted In The Census” 
05/16/2008Governor Paterson Applauds Congressional Passage of Farm Bill 
05/15/2008Public Service Notice - Invalid Animal Health Tests in Washington County Area 
05/14/2008Council on Food Policy to Hold Listening Session - Riverhead 
05/14/2008Council on Food Policy to Hold Listening Session - Harlem 
05/12/2008Governor Paterson and Senator Schumer Meet with Western New York Farmers To Discuss Agriculture Industry’s Current Challenges 
05/12/2008Commissioner Reminds Farmers to Only Sell to Licensed Dealers 
05/09/2008Governor Paterson Works to Protect Interests Of New York Dairy Farmers in Farm Bill 
05/08/2008Commissioner Recognizes 10 Years of Cattle Health Program 
05/07/2008Media Advisory - Commissioner Recognizes 10 Years Of Cattle Health Program 
05/06/2008New York State Food Lab To Be Rebuilt In Capital District 
04/25/2008Local Foods Showcased at Pride of NY Dinner in Cuba 
04/21/2008Council on Food Policy to Hold Listening Session 
04/18/2008Arbor Day Celebrated in New York 
04/18/2008Commissioner Hooker Announces NY’s First Trade Mission to Cuba 
04/14/2008Commissioner Releases Results of Milk Hauling Study 
04/10/2008Commissioner Announces $1 Million in Agri-Tourism Projects 
04/09/2008$1 Million in Agri-Tourism Grants to be Announced 
04/04/2008Commissioner Hooker Encourages Consumers to Join a CSA 
04/03/2008Consumer Alert - Undeclared Eggs in Strawberry Cake 
04/03/2008Commissioner to Join Industry for Ag Literacy Day 
04/03/2008Council on Food Policy to Hold Listening Session 
03/25/2008Pride Of New York Showcased At Eastern Produce Council 
03/12/2008Commissioner Hooker Celebrates NY’s Maple Season 
03/11/2008Commissioner Calls for Dairy Promotion Board Nominations 
03/05/2008Department Brings 40 NY Food & Wine Companies to NYC Trade Shows 
03/03/2008Council on Food Policy to Hold Listening Sessions 
02/27/2008$372K More For Towns to Develop Farmland Protection Plans 
02/26/2008Media Advisory - Protecting Farmland in the Hudson Valley 
02/25/2008Lieutenant Governor Paterson Announces Roadmap To Significantly Increase Renewable Energy Generation In New York 
02/25/2008State Appoints Retired Race Horse Task Force Members 
02/24/2008First Lady Takes “Greening The Mansion” Initiative to A National Audience 
02/22/2008State Fair Retains Live Nation to Book 2008 Concerts 
02/22/2008Commissioner Announces $13 Million to Protect Water Quality 
02/20/2008Farmers Demonstrate Strong Support for Governor Spitzer’s Upstate Revitalization Plan 
02/20/2008Media Advisory - $13 Million to Protect Water Quality on Farms 
02/19/2008Media Advisory - Governor Spitzer to Join Farm Community in Support of Upstate Revitalization Fund 
02/19/2008Court Validates NY’s Position on Canadian Milk Imports 
02/07/2008Council on Food Policy to Hold Listening Session 
01/28/2008Commissioner Hooker Reminds Farmers To Complete Ag Census 
01/24/2008Council on Food Policy to Hold Listening Sessions 
01/23/2008Commissioner Names Members to Organic Advisory Task Force 
01/22/2008Governor Spitzer’s Executive Budget Closes The Deficit, Protects New York’s Priorities And Invests In Economic Growth 
01/18/2008New York To Work Together With PA & VT on Dairy Issues 
01/16/2008Governor Spitzer Delivers First State of Upstate Address 
01/10/2008Commissioner Gives Annual State of Agriculture Address 
01/08/2008$500,000 to Help Towns Develop Farmland Protection Plans 
01/03/2008Commissioner Commends Outstanding Outreach Efforts 

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