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Assemblywoman Lupardo & Senator Kavanagh Reintroduce Student Journalist Free Speech Act

New York, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Broome) and State Senator Brian Kavanagh (D-Manhattan and Brooklyn) have reintroduced legislation that supports increased rights and protections for student reporters. The Student Journalist Free Speech...

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...

Holiday Giving Boxes to Feed 85 Local Families

Binghamton, NY – With overwhelming support from the community, the inaugural Holiday Giving Box program will help feed 85 local families this week. With more people facing hunger this year as a result of the pandemic, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo...

COVID Trauma Focus of New Law

Albany, NY – The traumatic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on frontline workers will be addressed following the signing of a bill into law cosponsored by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo. The legislation (creates an advisory council that will...

Governor Signs Food Supply Chain Bill

Albany, NY – New York State will look at strategies designed to strengthen the state’s food supply chain under a bill (A10607/S8561) sponsored by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Jen Metzger signed into law this week. A diverse group...

Bill to Address Volunteer Fire Recruitment Signed into Law

Facing a downward trend in members in recent years, volunteer fire departments are getting help from the state to boost their numbers. A bill cosponsored by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, and signed into law on November 11th, creates a Task Force on Volunteer...

Holiday Giving Boxes to Help Feed Families in Need

With an increased demand for food assistance this year, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County, and CHOW are teaming up to provide meals for families facing hunger this holiday season. The Holiday Giving Box initiative...

Letter from Ag Chairs to USDA Regarding Interim Final Rule on the US Domestic Hemp Production Program

The Honorable Sonny PerdueSecretary, United States Department of Agriculture1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, DC 20250Dear Secretary Perdue:We are writing to express our concerns over the Interim Rule being proposed by the USDA regarding the growing...
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