It's no secret life on a farm is tough. Working from long before the sun comes up to long after it goes down, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. There's no time for sick days or even vacation. And there's no overtime pay until after 60 hours. But that may soon change in New York and it's not all good news.
State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine has announced that farmers across the northeastern United States and Canada are currently showcasing the latest in agriculture equipment, services and products at the New York Farm Show at the State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.
New York farmers once again display their giving spirit by dropping off truckloads of locally grown food to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. The event is in conjunction with the start of New York Farm Bureau’s annual state meeting in Albany.
Members and supporting food companies give as part of a yearlong effort to feed the hungry across the state.
New York Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general farm advocacy organization, has named 96 state legislators to its 2012 “Circle of Friends" award. The award is an indication of the individual lawmaker’s support of New York agriculture and the farm bureau.
Assemblyman Pete Lopez on Tuesday joined with members of the farming community, area residents and local officials to call on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Governor Andrew Cuomo to locate the Constitution Natural Gas Pipeline Project within the Interstate 88 corridor.