Press Releases

An Update from Assemblywoman Lupardo Regarding COVID-19

Census 2020: Help Ensure an Accurate Count

Albany, NY – Beginning next week, Broome County residents will start receiving mail from the US Census Bureau for the 2020 nationwide count. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo was joined by County Executive Jason Garnar and other local leaders to provide...

Bill Allowing Semitrailers to Register as Ag Trailers Introduced

Albany, NY – The cost of hauling farm products would decrease under new legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo. The bill (A9766) would allow semitrailers to register as agricultural trailers with the Department of Motor Vehicles, a...

Assemblymember Lupardo and Senator Metzger Host Discussion on Soil Health with Key Stakeholders from Across the State

Albany, NY – On Wednesday, February 5, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Metzger, Chairs of the Assembly & Senate Agriculture Committees hosted a roundtable discussion on the importance of soil health.Attendees included farmers, farm organizations,...

Craft BeerTastings to be Tax-Free under New Law

Albany, NY – A taste of one of New York’s most popular beverages will now come tax-free following legislation that was signed into law Monday. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Rachel May authored the legislation that exempts samples of...

Breslin, Lupardo Renew Push for Consumers’ Right to Repair

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Neil Breslin joined advocates Tuesday to renew their push for “Right to Repair” legislation in New York State. The legislators have reintroduced their bill (A7416/S6309) that would require...

Agriculture Committee Hears Testimony During Budget Hearing Groups Highlight Priorities for the 2020-21 Budget Year

(ALBANY, NY) – With the Legislature scheduled to return to the Capitol in just three weeks, the Assembly Agriculture Committee gathered Thursday for a budget hearing ahead of the new session. Representatives from various farm, food, and animal welfare...

Letter from Assemblywoman Lupardo to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred

Rob Manfred, CommissionerMajor League Baseball245 Park Ave.New York, NY 10167Dear Commissioner Manfred:I am writing regarding Major League Baseball’s proposal to restructure Minor League Baseball. According to recent reports, the plan that is being...

Broome County Students Get Taste of The Maple Experience Lupardo, Schools Welcome NYS Maple Producers for Exhibit

Broome County, NY – Students at three Broome County elementary schools got a taste of how syrup gets from tap to table courtesy of the NYS Maple Producers’ Association’s Maple Experience. The traveling exhibit visited Johnson City Elementary...

Cayuga farm tour provides glimpse of important ag research

(CAYUGA COUNTY, NY) – In an effort to learn more about the important research taking place in New York’s agricultural industry, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, joined the New York Farm Viability Institute...

Assemblymembers Get a Taste of Long Island during Agricultural Tour

Riverhead, NY – With nearly 600 farms and approximately 31,000 acres of farmland, Long Island boasts one of the largest agricultural regions in New York State. Hosted by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee, and...

Endicott-Johnson Pagoda Rededicated

JOHNSON CITY, NY – Following a $125,000 restoration, the historic pagoda at C. Fred Johnson Park in Johnson City was rededicated Thursday. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo joined Johnson City Mayor Greg Deemie, Village Historian Janet Ottman,...

Letter to NYC Schools Commissioner Regarding Proposed Ban on Chocolate Milk

Lupardo & Endicott Debut New Street Sweeper

As National Clean Up Day approaches, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and the Village of Endicott unveiled new equipment assisting in the maintenance of Village streets. Lupardo was able to secure $184,000 to purchase a new street sweeper, part of a larger...

“Maple Day” Celebrated at the Great New York State Fair

Syracuse, NY – As the second-largest producer of maple in the nation, New York State celebrated the sweet agricultural commodity Monday at the Great New York State Fair. As part of “Maple Day at the Fair,” the NYS Maple Producers’...

Lupardo Secures Funding for Vestal Improvements

Vestal, NY – Vestal’s public safety, infrastructure, and recreation are all receiving a boost as a result of recent funding secured by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo. $275 thousand in Assembly grants secured by Lupardo supported a number of different...

Anti-Poverty’s Policy Team Presents Recommendations

Binghamton, NY – A series of recommendations aimed at alleviating poverty locally and across the state were presented Tuesday by a group formed out of the region’s anti-poverty initiative. The suggested legislative changes are part of the two-year...

Florida Commissioner of Ag & Consumer Services Visits Broome County to Learn about NYS Hemp Industry

As New York’s hemp industry continues to grow, the state of Florida is looking to the Empire State as a model for its recently approved hemp program. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and CSG Hemp welcomed Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer...

Agricultural Investment Task Force Bill Passes Legislature

Albany, NY – While ongoing discussion are underway about the recently passed farm labor bill, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo introduced and passed a bill with Senator Jen Metzger to create an agricultural investment task force (A8347/S6553). The short-term...

New Stage Under Construction at Otsiningo

Binghamton, NY – Coming this summer to a park near you: a new permanent performance space. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and County Executive Jason Garnar announced details of a new stage at Otsiningo Park that is currently under construction. The...