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

Agriculture Press Releases

Date                      Release Title Photo
12/21/2009Food Stamp Summit for Farm Direct Marketers 
12/17/2009Statement From Commissioner Patrick Hooker 
12/16/2009Dec. 25: Deadline For Reporting Losses on Unharvested Crops 
12/08/2009State To Help Dairy Farmers Address Market Volatility 
12/08/2009Farmers’ Markets Open For The Holidays In New York State 
11/30/2009Commissioner: Buy A New York Grown Christmas Tree 
11/27/2009Commissioner To Tout Real, New York Grown Christmas Trees 
11/24/2009State Offers Tips on How to Serve It Safely on Thanksgiving 
11/19/2009Governor Paterson Announces Economic Assistance Program For Lake Champlain Bridge Area 
11/13/2009Commissioner Awards Federal Funds for “Buy Local” Advertising 
11/12/2009New York State Launches Census Complete Count Campaign  
11/03/2009Commissioner Receives Maple Task Force Report 
10/28/2009Federal Funding Available for NY Aquaculture Producers 
10/27/2009Governor Paterson Announces North Country Power Discount Program for Thousands of Businesses and Dairy Farms 
10/16/2009State to Survey Farmland Protection Program Participants 
10/15/2009Commissioner Announces $1 Million for New York Specialty Crops 
10/14/2009New York State Soil & Water Conservation Committee Meeting 
10/07/2009NYS Council on Food Policy to Meet October 20 in Ithaca 
10/06/2009New York Apples to be Offered at 12 NYS Thruway Stores 
10/05/2009New York State Thruway to Offer More Locally Grown Products 
10/01/2009Commissioner Hooker Announces Farm to You Fest 2009! 
09/30/2009Statement From Governor David A. Paterson 
09/23/2009News from the Great New York State Fair 
09/23/2009New York State Provides Funds to Boost Wholesale Farmers’ Market in the Bronx 
09/22/2009‘Pride of NY Harvest Week’ at Walmart Stores this Week 
09/16/2009Commissioner Announces New Chair, Members For Soil & Water 
08/12/2009Commissioner Announces State Eco-Friendly Farming Award 
08/07/2009State Announces Albany Location of New $40 Million Food Lab 
08/06/2009Major Construction Project to be Announced in Albany 
07/30/2009Statement From Governor David A. Paterson 
07/30/2009Governor Paterson Announces Request For Proposals for the Healthy Food/Healthy Communities Initiative 
07/28/2009New York State Soil & Water Conservation Committee Meeting 
07/27/2009New York State Requests Assistance for Crop Losses 
07/24/2009State Implements Quarantine to Prevent Spread of Emerald Ash Borer 
07/21/2009Dairy Power Project Coming to New York State 
07/07/2009State Enables Farm Stands to Accept Food Stamps 
07/06/2009Commissioner Meets With USDA Secretary Vilsack 
07/05/2009Governor Paterson Applauds Introduction Of Federal Legislation To Assist Dairy Farmers 
07/01/2009Commissioner Encourages NY’ers To Visit County Fairs 
06/30/2009Statement From Commissioner Patrick Hooker 
06/22/2009New Organic Vegetable Production Guides Now Available 
06/20/2009Governor Paterson Announces $925,000 for Two USDA Labs In New York 
06/17/2009Commissioner Announces $900,000 For New York Specialty Crops 
06/17/2009Emerald Ash Borer Found in New York State 
06/13/2009Governor Paterson Announces WIC Checks Now Accepted For Fresh Produce 
06/11/2009OHS Announces First Responder Grant Opportunities 
06/03/2009Public Meeting Notice - New York State Soil & Water Conservation Committee Meeting 
06/02/2009NYS Council on Food Policy to Meet June 12 in Harlem 
06/01/2009Commissioner: Farmers’ Markets Grants Now Available 
05/21/2009New York to Receive $1 Million from USDA for Specialty Crops 
05/19/2009State Fair Entertainment Contract Approved 
05/18/2009Governor Paterson Introduces Calorie Posting Legislation to Help Wage the War on Obesity 
05/16/2009Governor Paterson, Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn Announce Comprehensive Strategies to Expand Grocery Stores In Underserved Neighborhoods 
05/14/2009First Lady Michelle Paige Paterson Urges Federal Government to Adopt Childhood Nutrition Programs 
05/13/2009Governor Paterson Announces More Than $23 Million For Farmland Preservation 
05/12/2009Commissioner Announces $845,000 for NY Organic Agriculture 
05/04/2009Commissioner Reminds Farmers to Only Sell to Licensed Dealers 
04/24/2009First Lady Michelle Paige Paterson Joins State, Local And Green Industry Officials For Annual Arbor Day Celebration 
04/17/2009Commissioner Announces $48,000 for Community Gardens 
04/14/2009New York State Soil & Water Conservation Committee Meeting 
04/10/2009Commissioner Announces Follow-Up to Pistachio Recall 
04/08/2009Drivers Urged to Share The Road With Slow-Moving Vehicles 
04/08/2009Statement From NYS Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker 
04/03/2009Media Advisory - Seedway Settlement Details & Events to be Revealed 
04/03/2009Governor Paterson Proposes Legislation to Combat Obesity 
04/01/2009Attorney General Cuomo Announces Settlement With Seed Company That Deceived Farmers About Quality Of Seeds Sold  
03/26/2009Statement From Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker 
03/25/2009Department Announces Creation of Maple Task Force 
03/18/2009Public Meeting Notice - New York State Soil & Water Conservation Committee Meeting 
03/17/2009Media Advisory - Commissioner to Promote Agriculture Literacy 
03/17/2009Commissioner to Join Industry for Ag Literacy Day 
03/16/2009Commissioner Hooker to Celebrate NY’s Maple Season 
03/04/2009Contagious Equine Metritis Training For Veterinarians 
03/03/2009New Crop Insurance Opportunities for Corn and Soybean Producers 
03/02/2009Commissioner Encourages More NY Food in NY Restaurants 
02/25/2009Farmers Reminded of Changes to Slow Moving Vehicle Laws 
02/23/2009Commissioner Sets Date to Discuss Milk Price Crisis 
02/20/2009Statement From Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker 
02/17/2009364,000 NY Households Received $5.6 Million In Fresh Produce In 2008 
02/13/2009Commissioner Announces New Grant For Community Gardens 
02/11/2009Crop Insurance A Must For Most To Receive Disaster Payments 
02/10/2009Pride of New York Buy Local Advertising Funds Available 
02/10/2009New York State Soil & Water Conservation Committee Meeting 
02/03/2009State to Reimburse Up to 75 Percent of Organic Certification Costs 
02/02/2009Pride of New York to Participate in NYC Winter Jam 
01/22/2009Commissioner Alerts Horse Owners of Contagious Horse Disease 
01/16/2009Farmers Markets Open for The Winter In New York State 
01/12/2009State To Help Fund Certification To Ensure Food Safety 
01/08/2009Commissioner Gives Annual State Of Agriculture Address 
01/07/2009State of New York Agriculture Address 
01/06/2009Crop Insurance Information Sessions Scheduled 

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