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Call to Action: Contributions Needed for Grow NY Farms Coalition Farm Labor Campaign
The Grow NY Farms Coalition, made up of leading farmers and farm organizations in New York State, is requesting your support in building another successful farm labor campaign leading up to the reconvening of the Farm Labor Wage Board in late November. Our work towards maintaining a 60-hour overtime threshold must begin now. To amplify the farmer and farm employee voice, the coalition has elected the help of the public relations firm, Martin Group, to implement a media campaign that will demonstrate how the overtime threshold has impacted New York farms, employees and their families, and that a 60-hour overtime threshold is the absolute line in the sand for New York agriculture. In addition, NEDPA will be working with Corning Place Communications, our public relations firm on retainer, to develop on farm videos highlighting our dairy farms and industry partners. It is the voices of the farmers, employees, and third-party validators who need to be heard in Albany and beyond. The success of this campaign will be reflective of the agriculture industry’s participation and support. Read the full Grow NY Farms Coalition Call to Action Letter.
Make your contribution out to Grow NY Farms and mail to:
Grow NY Farms
8351 Lewiston Rd #3-304
Batavia, NY 14020
NEDPA Director Jon Patterson Discusses Producing RNG via Anaerobic Digestion and the Clean Fuel Standard on New York NOW
A statement from Northeast Dairy Producers Association Board Chair John Dickinson on the NYS Budget agreement:
2021 Friend of NEDPA Award
During the NEDPA Annual Meeting on March 19th, Bob Gray of the Agriculture Labor Coalition was presented the “Friend of NEDPA” award for his many years of dedication working on farm labor issues. Check out the video below to see NEDPA Executive Director Tonya Van Slyke honoring Bob Gray and presenting the award. Congratulations and enjoy your retirement, Bob!
NEDPA 2021 Legislative Priorities
On Tuesday, February 23rd, NEDPA will be participating in a virtual lobby day facilitated by Rick Zimmerman of Zimmerman and Associates, NEDPA’s lobbyist on retainer. The following handouts will be distributed to lawmakers to enhance our advocacy efforts.
Richard Popp Memorial Leadership Award – Maureen Torrey-Marshall of Torrey Farms
Richard “Dick” Popp was a founding member of NEDPA and a passionate man of integrity, grit and conviction. Following his death in 1997 at only 58 years of age, NEDPA established a memorial award to recognize members who portray Dick’s leadership qualities, pioneering spirit, and selfless contributions to agriculture and their community.
NEDPA is honoring Maureen Torrey Marshall as the 2020 recipient of the Richard Popp Memorial Leadership Award. Maureen’s passion for agriculture, her persistence in advocating on its behalf, and her leadership in collaborating, fostering teamwork and empowering her peers has had an impact all farm businesses.
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- All totaled, NEDPA member farms now represent over 216,000 milking cows! Thank you to our members for their continued support.
- Go to GrowNYFarms.com for more about agriculture in NY State and the farmers and farmworkers that care for the animals and land that produce your food.