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Support for Cannabis Industry in End of Session Push

Albany, NY – With the 2024 Legislative Session wrapping up late last week, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Senator Michelle Hinchey, and Senator Jeremy Cooney today announced the passage of three pieces of legislation aimed at supporting New York’s cannabis...

New York State Distillers Guild and New York Cider Association Applaud State Legislature for Passage of Historic Direct to Consumer Bill

Support Builds for Direct-to-Consumer Shipment of NY Craft Beverages

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator James Skoufis were joined by the NYS Distillers Guild and the New York Farm Bureau in support of the Craft Beverage Manufacturer’s- Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Shipment bill (A3132 Lupardo / S2852...

Agriculture Chairs Provide Highlights from State Budget

Albany, NY – Legislative Agriculture Chairs, Senator Michelle Hinchey and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, announced details for agriculture in the recently passed state budget for FY’25. The budget restores all cuts initially proposed by the Executive...

2023 Annual Report of the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Agriculture

NYS Announces $4.25M Awarded to More Than Two Dozen Businesses to Expand Meat Processing Statewide

Agriculture Chairs, Rankers, and Nearly 70 State Legislators Urge Governor Hochul to Sign Cannabis Crop Rescue Act

Albany, NY – A bipartisan coalition of nearly 70 New York State legislators has sent a letter to Governor Hochul urging her to provide a lifeline to struggling cannabis farmers across the state by signing the Cannabis Crop Rescue Act, S.7295A/A.7375A....

Letter to Governor Hochul re: Cannabis Crop Rescue Act (S.7295/A.7375)

Assembly Agriculture Chair Lupardo and Committee Members Urge Restoration of School Milk Options in 2023 Farm Bill

Albany, NY – NYS Assembly Agriculture Chair Donna Lupardo and committee members sent a letter calling on NY’s federal representatives to authorize 2% milk and whole milk in schools through the Federal Farm Bill. The letter follows a similar effort...

Letter to Federal Representatives re: Restoration of 2% and Whole Milk to the NSLP in the 2023 Farm Bill

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