Testimony/Comments

New York Farm Bureau provides testimony and comments on issues affecting members throughout the year.

New York State

Labor

Minimum Standards for the Form and Rating of Family Leave Benefits Coverage, Including the Establishment and Operation of a Risk Adjustment Mechanism, DFS-08-17-00009-P
April 8, 2017, Submitted by Lauren Williams, Associate Director of Public Policy
Department of Financial Services, New York, NY

Paid Family Leave, WCB-08-17-00010-P
April 8, 2017, Submitted by Lauren Williams, Associate Director Of Public Policy
Workers’ Compensation Board, Schenectady, NY

Methods of Payment of Wages
July 15, 2016. Summited by Lauren Williams, Assistant Director of Public Policy
NYS Department of Labor, Albany, NY. 

NYCLU Constitutional Lawsuit
June 6, 2016. Submitted by Dean Norton, NYFB President
Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Albany, NY 

Environment

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Regulation (6 NYCRR Part 189) Informal comments on the Sale and Use of Deer Urine
December 21, 2016, Submitted by Lauren Williams, Associate Director of Public Policy NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany, NY

NYS Pollinator Protection Plan Best Management Practices comments
October 17, 2015, Submitted by Lauren Williams, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets on the Pollinator Task Force, Albany NY

NYS Pollinator Protection Plan
August 26, 2015, Submitted by Lauren Williams
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets on the Pollinator Task Force, Albany, NY

NYSERDA Comments on Clean Energy Fund Supplemental Filing
August 14, 2015, Submitted by Dean Norton, NYFB President
NYS Public Service Commission, Albany, NY 

CWM RMU-2 Landfill
November 25, 2014, Submitted by Lauren Williams
Department of Environmental Conservation on the CWM Chemical Services, LLC proposed RM-2 Landfill, Albany, NY

Solid Waste Management Facilities, 6 NYCRR Part 360
September 13, 2016. Submitted by Dean E. Norton, NYFB President
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany, NY.

NYFB CAFO Comments
February 12, 2016. Submitted by Dean Norton, NYFB President
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany, NY 

Ag and Markets

Industrial Hemp Pilot Program Amendments
December 12, 2016, Submitted by Lauren Williams, Associate Director of Public Policy NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, Albany NY

Industrial Hemp Pilot Program 
June 11, 2015, Submitted by Lauren Williams
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, Albany, NY

Rough-cut lumber in the International Building Code 
November 24, 2015, Submitted by Lauren Williams
NYS Department of State, Division of Administration and Enforcement, Mark Blanke, Assistant Director of Code Development, Albany, NY

New York Generation Attribute Tracking System (NYGATS) Draft Operating Rules
December 4, 2015. Submitted by Kelly Young, Deputy Director of Public Policy
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Albany, NY

Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee 
May 8, 2015, Submitted by Dean Norton, NYFB President
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Rough-cut lumber in the International Building Code
January 14, 2015, Submitted by Dean Norton, NYFB President
New York State Department of State Division of Building Standards and Codes 
State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council, Albany, NY 12231

Budget

Agriculture/Environmental Conservation State Budget Testimony
January 28, 2015, Submitted by Kelly Young
Joint Legislative Hearing on the Governor's Proposed Fiscal 2015-16 State 

Taxation and Finance

Young Farmers Loan Forgiveness Incentive Program
August 7, 2014, Submitted by Lauren Williams NYS Higher Education Services Corporation, Albany, NY

Transportation

Changes to F, G, and Z Endorsements on Driver Licenses
May 26, 2016. Submitted by Lauren Williams Assistant Director of Public Policy
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles. 

Beverage Law

Federal 

Agriculture

Docket No. AMS-NOP-15-0012 National Organic Program: Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices
July 13, 2016, Submitted by Dean E. Norton, NYFB President
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC

Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments to Soybean Production 
December 22, 2014, Submitted by Dean Norton, NYFB President
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 

FSMA: Animal Feed Rules  
December 15, 2014, Submitted by Dean Norton, NYFB President
Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD

Commercial Activities on Interstate Rest Areas
December 12, 2016, Submitted by David Fisher, NYFB President
U.S. Department of Transportation- Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C.

Labor

Worker Protection Standards
August 18, 2014, submitted by Dean Norton, NYFB President 
Environment Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.

Food Safety

FSMA: Produce Safety Rules 
December 15, 2014, Submitted by Dean Norton, NYFB President
Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD

FSMA: Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls for Human Food 
December 15, 2014, Submitted by Dean Norton, NYFB President
Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD

FSMA: Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals 
December 15, 2014, Submitted by Dean Norton, NYFB President
Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD

The Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act
May 26, 2015, Submitted by Dean Norton, NYFB President
Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD

Environment

Pesticide Products regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act
January 22, 2016 0 Submitted by Dean Norton, NYFB President
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Proposes to Revoke all tolerances for Chlorpyrifos
January 5, 2016. Submitted by Dean Norton, NYFB President
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Waters of the U.S. Comments
November 14, 2014, Submitted by Dean Norton, NYFB President
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.