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New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner's Subject and Correspondence Files

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Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of a variety of correspondence, speeches, reports, memoranda, and related records concerning the operation and direction of the Department of Agriculture and Markets in promoting and encouraging the state's agriculture industry, improving the marketing of the state's agricultural products, and promoting public health.
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Quantity:
79 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1983-2007
Series Number:
19647

Arrangement

Alphabetical by name of recipient or by subject.

19647-12, 19647-20: Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a variety of correspondence, speeches, reports, memoranda, and related records concerning the operation and direction of the Department of Agriculture and Markets in promoting and encouraging the state's agriculture industry, improving the marketing of the state's agricultural products, and promoting public health.

Accretion 19647-98 is composed of the subject and correspondence files of commissioners Joseph Gerace and Donald G. Butcher. Accretion 19647-02 consists of files of Commissioners Donald G. Butcher and Richard T. McGuire (1987-1993). Accretion 19647-09 contains files created by Commissioners Joseph Gerace, Donald G. Butcher, Richard T. McGuire, and Nathan L. Rudgers. Accretion 19647-12 contains files created by Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers.

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Container lists and transfer lists for accretions not included in this finding aid are available at the repository.

Acquistion Information

19647-12: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 040023 and 080004.

19647-13: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 100002 and 120001.

19647-14: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 100002, 100007, and 120001.

19647-20: This accretion includes records from transfer list 110005.

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Dates Contents Box

Accretion: 19647-02
Advisory Council on Minimum Wage 1
AGCO 1
Ag Education 1
Ag in the Classroom 1
Ag Society 1
Ag Forums 1
Animal Industry 1
Apple Industry 1
Assembly Ag Committee 1
Assoc of Milk and Food Sanitarians 1
Cheese 1
Beef 1
Conference Schedules 1
Cornell 1
Canada 1
Council on Ag Orgs 1
1987 Milk Control and Milk Prod Security Reform Act 1
1988 Western New York Order 1
1988 Dairy 1
1988 Crowley 1
Chenango Co Ag Industry 2
Community Gardens 2
Deer 2
Decoupling Farm Program 2
Delhi University 2
Dept of Economic Development 2
Dept of State 2
Dog Issues 2
Economic Development Meeting 2
Empire Farm Days 2
Education Dept 2
Electronic Marketing 2
Emergency Aid 2
Environmental Issues 2
Erie Co Ag Society 2
Eusafec 2
Dairylea 2
Dairy Fair Trade Practices 2
Dairy Promotion Adv. Board 2
DeCoster Egg 2
Delegation of Authority 2
1988 Drought 2
Dairy Action for a Uniform Northeast 2
Salmonella 2
Rural Opportunities 2
SOQ 2
RCMA 3
Information Sheets: Forms for volunteers 3
Information Sheets: RCMA Correspondence 3
Information Sheets: Farm Bureau 3
Information Sheets: RCMA Contract Copies 3
Comparative Milk Prices 3
Steering Milk Prices 3
Dairy Conference 3
Dairy Enhancement 3
Contact People 3
Country RCMA's 3
1984-1988 Over-order pricing script 3
1985-1988 Price Orders 3
Meetings 3
Senate Ag Committee 4
Senate Committee on Ag Nutrition 4
Seneca Foods 4
Signet 4
Soil and Water Cons Committee 4
Sorrento 4
SPICE 4
State Fair 4
Legislative Commission on Dairy Industry - Hearing 4
1988-1989 Monthly Reports 4
1986-1989 Program Policies 4
Legal Bureau 5
Beechnut 5
Milk Licensing 5
NEDCO 5
Packerland Project 5
Scheps Cheeese 5
Ag Districts 5
Alar 5
Attorney General 5
Aquaculture 5
Audits 5
Beyer Farms 5
Export 6
Export (Targeted Export Assistance) 6
Farm Bureau 6
Farm Credit 6
Farmers Markets 6
Farming Alternatives, Innovations and Diversity 6
Farmland 6
Farmedic 6
Farmhand, Inc., Finding a Future for Farming 6
Farm Tax Assistance 6
Farmworker Rights 6
Financial Disclosure 6
Finserv 6
Fiscal Management (June thru December) 6
Fiscal Management (January thru May) 7
Food and Drug Administration 7
Food Inspection 7
Food Inspection Task Force 7
Food Inspections, NYC 7
Food Lab 7
Food Merchants 7
Food Processors 7
Fortune Alpha 7
France 7
Freedom of Information 7
Frozen Desserts, Louisiana Ag 7
Fruit and Vegetables 7
Futures Team 7
Futures Team 7
Galaxy Team 7
Governor's Conference on Ag & Environment 7
Grange 7
Greater NY Metropolitan Food Council 7
Harness/Standardbred 7
Health Department 7
Hearing Status Rep. 7
Heritage Farm 7
Hodge, Tatty 7
Holstein/Friesian 7
House Subcommittee, Livestock, Dairy, Poultry 7
Hudson Valley Forum 7
Ice Cream 7
Industrial Exhibit Authority 7
Inspector General, Dept. of Defense 7
Integrated Pest Management 7
Interstate Dairy Compact 7
Item/Unit Pricing 7
JDA 8
KCB Bakeries 8
King Kullen 8
Kosher Advisory Board 8
Kosher 8
Kosher-Hebrew Nat. 8
Kosher- Dr. Lewin 8
Kosher Slaughterhouse 8
Legal 8
Legal-Fish Regulations 8
Legislation 8
Legislative Commission on Dairy Industry Development 8
Legislative Commission on Dairy Industry Development 9
Licensing and Bonding 9
Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Subcommittee 9
Look Halfway Through the 1985 Act Illinois 9
Management and Planning 9
Manlius Publishing 9
Maple 9
Marketing 9
Market Administrator 9
MDA 9
Meat Grading and Certification1 9
Migrant 9
Milk Marketing Orders/Options for Change 9
Milk Control 9
Milk Control and Milk Producers Security Reform Act 9
Milk Marketing Advisory Council 9
Milk Industry Council 9
Milk Pricing 9
Milk Promotion Advisory Board 9
Miner Institute 9
Minimum Wage 9
Miscellaneous 9
Mites 9
NASDA 9
Nat'l Comm. on Ag and Rural Development 9
Nat'l Commission on Dairy Policy 9
Nat'l Farm Policy 9
National Governor's Association 10
National Grape Cooperative 10
NEASDA Audit Committee 10
NEASDA Import Competition Project 10
NEASDA Milk Marketing Committee, 10
New England Marketing Area 10
NY Farm Equipment Dealers 10
Northeast Farm Policy Council 10
Northeast Network 10
Nutrition 10
Office Renovations 10
Office Rural Affairs 10
Ombudsman 10
Onondaga Citizens League 10
Onion 10
Organic Food Advisory Committee 10
Organization 10
Pacific Rim 10
PACNYS 10
Parks and Recreation 10
PEF 10
Personnel Memos 10
Pesticide Issues 10
Petroleum Overcharge Funds 10
Pioneer Freezer 10
Plant Industry 10
Potato 10
Press Releases 10
Press Releases/Governor 10
Price Support Regionalization 10
Public Relations 10
Racing and Wagering 11
Reform World Ag Trade 11
Regulatory Reform 11
Regulatory Reform/Food Processing 11
Research and Development 11
Resource Center (Library Services) 11
Reynolds Visits 11
1988 June-December State Fair 11
State Fair MOU/Park and Recreation 11
Toward 2005 11
Transportation 11
USDA 11
Vermont 11
Water Resources 11
Weights and Measures 11
Wine/Grape 11
Wine/Grape Foundation 11
Women 11
Zweig Committee 11
Adirondack North Country Assoc. 12
Adirondack Park 12
Administration Regs/Review Commission 12
Advertising 12
Advisory Council on Agriculture 12
Advisory Council On Petroleum Product Standards 12
Affirmative Action 12
Agency for International Development 12
Agri Mark 12
Agribusiness-Economic Development 12
Ag Districts 12
Agricultural Experiment Station 12
Agricultural Hall of Fame 12
Agricultural Societies 12
Ag Update 12
Ag Use and Value Assessment 12
Agway Inc. 12
Alar 12
Ambassador Program 12
American Agriculturist 12
American Farmland Trust 12
Andrews Associates 12
Animal Industry 12
Animal Rights Conference 12
Animal Waste 12
Apple 12
Assembly Agriculture Committee 13
Assembly Task Force – Mohawk Valley 13
Assembly Task Force – Mohawk Valley 13
Attorney General 13
Beef 13
Biotechnology 13
Black River – St. Lawrence RC&D 13
Bond Act 13
Bottle Law 13
Briefing material for the Commissioner 13
Canada 13
Car Phone 13
Carcinogens 13
Central New York Regional Market Authority 13
Cheese 13
Chestnut 13
Community Forums 14
Community Gardens 14
Comptroller 14
Conference for Food Protection 14
Conference of Mayors 14
Consumer Protection Board 14
Contracts 14
Council on Agricultural Organizations 14
Crowley 14
Dairy: Dairy Compact 14
Dairy: Dairy Fair Trade Practices 14
Dairy: Dairy Farmers Preservation Fund 14
Dairy: Dairylea 14
Dairy: Dairy Milk Pricing 14
Dairy: Dairy Policy 15
Dairy: Dairy Milk Producers Security Fund 15
Dairy: Eastern Milk Producers 15
Dairy: Non Fat Ice Cream 15
Dairy: Northeast Dairy Compact 15
Dairy: Milk Producers Security Fund 15
Dairy: Northeast Dairy Promotion 15
Dairy: Price Spreads 15
Dairy: Promotion 15
Dairy: Protein Testing 15
Deer 15
Department of Economic Development 15
Dietetic Association 15
Disaster Preparedness Commission 15
Drought NYS 15
Egglow Farms 15
Elmhurst Dairy 15
Empire Baconmaker 15
Empire Cheese 15
Empire Farmdays 15
Environmental Board 15
Environmental Issues 15
Ethics Commission 15
EUSAFEC 15
Executive Chamber (incl. budget bulletins) 15
Farmers Markets 16
Farmers Market Coupon Program 16
Farm Worker Rights 16
Farm Credit 16
Farm Employment Project Report 16
Farm Harvest Day 16
Farm Labor Task Force 16
Farm Safety 16
Federal-State Market News 16
Fiscal Management, January - February 16
Fiscal Management, March - December 16
Fish and Wildlife 16
Florida 16
Food and Ag Council 16
Food and Ag Leadership Institute 16
Food and Drug Commission 16
Food Drives 16
Food and Flower Festival 16
Food Inspection 16
Food Lab 16
Food Merchants 16
Food Preference List 16
Food Processing - Final Report 16
Food Processors Assoc. 16
Food Safety 16
Food Safety Info and Enhancement 16
Ginseng 16
Goats 16
Governor's Award 16
Governor Drafts 16
Grange 16
Greater Adirondack RC&D Council 16
Greenway 16
Gulf Crisis 16
Halal 17
Halfmoon Coal 17
Harness/Standardbred 17
Health Department 17
Health and Safety 17
Hearings/Federal 17
Hearings/New York 17
Heritage Farms 17
Horticultural Society 17
Hurricane Hugo 17
Hydroponics 17
Idlenot Farms 17
Independent Dairy Farmers 17
Industrial Exhibit Authority 17
Inspector General 17
Interagency Coordinating Committee 17
Interagency Coordinating Committee 17
Item/Unit Pricing 17
John Bowne High School 17
JDA 17
Key Bank 17
Kosher Advisory Board 17
Kosher 17
Kosher National Foods 17
Kosher Food Advisory Council 17
Kreher's Eggs 17
Landfills 17
Law Books 17
Legal 17
Legislative Commission on Dairy Industry Development 18
Liberty Scholarship Information 18
Licensing and Bonding 18
Lisa Program 18
Livestock Market News 18
Management and Planning 18
Marketing 18
Massachusetts 18
Migrant 18
Milk Marketing Advisory Council 18
Milk Food Sanitarians 18
Milk Control 18
Milk Market Administrator 18
Milk Promotion Advisory Board 18
Miner Institute 18
Misc. Forms and Job Descriptions 18
Minnesota 18
Misc. Reports 18
Montezuma Wetlands 18
Monthly Reports 18
Morrisville Ag & Tech 18
Mushroom 18
National Ag Chemicals Association 19
National Ag Day 19
National Center for Food and Ag Policy 19
National Farm Policy 19
New York City Office 19
North Carolina Biotechnology Center 19
Northeast Farm Policy Council 19
Northeastern Dairy Conference 19
Nutrient Management 19
NYS Holstein Friesian 19
NYS Quality Produce Expo 19
Neversink Fair 19
Neutralysis 19
Nutrition 19
Office of Rural Affairs 19
Olympic Promotion 19
Ombudsman 19
Organic 19
Organization 19
Phone Bills 19
Perspective on Toxicological Risk 19
Personnel 19
Pesticide Association of NYS 19
Pesticide Issues 19
Petroleum Council 20
Pictures 20
Plainview Farms 20
Plant Industry 20
Press Releases 20
Press Releases, Governor 20
Program Performance Measures 20
Public Affairs 20
Public Officers Law 20
Public Service Commissioner 20
Public Voice 20
Queens County Farm Museum 20
Rapp, Dennis, Misc. 20
Reciprocal Agreement, New Mexico 20
Reciprocal Agreement, Utah 20
Record of Appearance 20
Regents Plan 20
RCMA 20
Regulatory Reform 20
Research and Development 20
Reynolds Visits 20
Rockefeller Institute 20
Rogers-Allen Law 20
Salmonella 20
1990 Schedule 90 20
Schedule Misc. 20
SEFA 20
Seal of Quality 20
Senate Ag Committee 21
Small Business Development Center Advisory Board 21
Sorrento Cheese 21
Soil and Water 21
South Carolina Reciprocal Agreement 21
State Fair 21
State of the State 21
SUNY 21
Statistics 21
Status of Agency 21
Task Force on Ag Employment, Education and Labor 21
Texas 21
Thoroughbred Breeders 21
Transportation 21
Trust for Public Land 21
Tug Hill 21
Turfgrass 21
Uihlein Potato Farm 21

  

Contents
Seaway Trail
Seaway Trail 21
USDA 22
USDA AMS Food Safety Data 22
USDA Outlook Conference 22
USDA Reports 22
Vacuum Packaging 22
Vegetable Growers 22
Vermont 22
Virginia 22
Water Resources 22
Weights and Measures 22
Wegmans 22
Western NY International Trade Council 22
Whelan, Elizabeth, Dr. 22
White House 22
Wine/Grape 22
Wine and Grape Foundation 22
Wisconsin 22
Word Perspectives 22
Miscellaneous Letters – M-Z 24
Ag Districts 24
Ag Districts Review 24
Memos to Barry Valentinsen 24
1989 September-1990 December Multiple Mailings 24
Evan Davis 24
Regrets 24
Ag Education 25
Ag Districts 25
Ag Radio Network 25
Agri Mark 25
Agway 25
American Society of Farm Managers 25
Apple 25
Arbor Day 25
Assembly Ag Committee 25
Assoc of Agr Fairs 25
Attorney General 25
Council on Ag Organizations 25
Central New York Regional Market Authority 25
Community Gardens 25
Consumer Information and Food Safety 25
Containerboard Project 25
1991-1992 Dairy: 91-92 25
Dairy: Ag Producers Security Fund 25
Dairy: Annual Reports 25
Dairy: Dairy Crisis 25
Dairy: Interim Determination 25
Dairy: Misc 25
Deer Farming 26
Eastern Milk 26
Empire State Potato Club 26
Energy & Env. Subcabinet 26
Environmental Issues 26
E & A 26
Farm City Council 26
Farm Harvest Celebration 26
Farmers Markets 26
Farm Safety 26
Fertilizer 26
Food and Drug 26
Food Inspection 26
Food Processors Assoc 26
Genesee Valley Regional Mkt Authority 26
Governor's Ag Award Program 26
Greater Jamaica Development Corp. 26
Harlem Initiative 26
Harness 26
Health Department 26
Hotel Bar 26
Kosher 26
Kraft Foods 26
Leadership Inst. 26
Legal 26
Legislative Advisory Council 26
Legislative Advisory Council 26
Marketing 26
Migrant Care 26
Milk Control 26
Monthly Reports 26
Motor Fuel 26
National Grape Coop. 26
Neutralysis 27
Nursery/Landscaping Assoc 27
Ombudsman 27
OGS 27
Onion Research and Dev. 27
Organization 27
Pesticide Data Program/USDA 27
Pesticide Issues 27
Petroleum 27
Plant Industry 27
Promotion 27
Public Affairs 27
Queens Farm Museum 27
Rochester 27
RCMA/RCBA 27
Rio Conference-Heidelberg App 27
Rogers/Allen Act 27
Salmonella 27
1991 Schedule –91 27
Seal of Quality 27
Sheep and Wool 27
Soil and Water 27
Soviet Union 27
State Fair 27
TB Control Plan 27
Thoroughbred 27
Trade Show Analysis 28
University of Connecticut 28
USDA 28
Utica Veal 28
Vegetable Growers Assoc 28
Water Quality 28
Watershed Ag Council 28
Wax on Produce 28
Weights and Measures 28
Wickham Fruit Farm 28
Wine and Grape Foundation 28
World Trade Council 28
Advisory Council on Agriculture 28
Ag Colleges 28
Ag Organizations (CAO, Food Proc, Dairylea, Farm Bureau, Veg Growers) 28
Agr Promotion: Ag Fairs 28
Agr Promotion: Apple Mktg Adv Board 28
Agr Promotion: Wine and Grape Foundation 28
Ag Services and Protection: Ag Services 28
Ag Services and Protection: Ag Development 28
Ag Services and Protection: Dept of Economic Development 28
Ag Services and Protection: DEC 28
Ag Services and Protection: Farmers Markets 28
Ag Services and Protection: Seaway Trail 28
Dairy Policy 29
Multiple Mailings 29
Robert A. Smith Letters 29
Crotty Letters 29
1991-1992 Memos –91-92 29
Regrets 29
Acceptances 29
Elizabeth Moore 29
Emergency Aid 29
Miscellaneous Letters A-L 29
McGuire Day Books 29
Davidsen Day Books 29
Ag Services: Planning Grants 30
Ag Services: Sludge 30
Ag Services: Sound Ag. Practices Opinions 30
Ag Services: Sound Ag. Practices Report 30
Animal Industry: BS & T 30
Animal Industry: Thoroughbred Breeding & Dev Fund 30
Dairy Industry: Action to Eliminate Trade Barriers 30
Dairy Industry: Attorney General 30
Dairy Industry: Determinations 30
Dairy Industry: Milk Producers Security Fund 30
Dairy Industry: Milk Promotion Advisory Board 30
Dept of Transportation: Farm Plated Materials 30
Empire State Food and Ag Leadership Inst. 30
Executive Chamber 30
Farm Vehicle Safety 30
Fiscal Management 30
Food Safety and Inspection: Advisory Committee (Carol Budliger) 30
Food Safety and Inspection: Genesee Valley Regional Mkt Authority 30
Food Safety and Inspection: Pesticide Data Program 30
Food Safety and Inspection: Salmonella 30
Food Safety and Inspection: Foreign Delegations 30
Health Department: Memorandum of Understanding 30
Health Department: Inspector General 30
1993 Internal Controls: 93 Internal Control Certification 30
1993 Internal Controls: 93 Internal Control Certs and Works Plans 30
Kosher 30
Records Center 31
Schedule 31
SEFA 31
Soil and Water: NYC Watershed 31
State Fair: Governor's Award 31
State Fair: State Fair Study 31
USDA 31
Whole Farm Plan 31
Weights and Measurers 31
Food Science/Technology Curriculum 31
Logo Certification 31
Matilda Cuomo 31
NASADA: NASADA Dues 31
NASADA: Board of Directors 31
National Weather Service 31
NEASDA 31
Office for Regulatory & Mgt Assistance 31
Personnel Office 31
Plant Industry: Integrated Pest Management 31
Plant Industry: MOU with DEC 31
Plant Industry: MOU with USDA 31

Accretion: 19647-09
1983-1986 Commissioner Gerace - Speeches 1
1986 Commissioner Gerace - Speeches; Commissioner Butcher - Speeches 2
1989-1995, undated Commissioner McGuire - Speeches; Commissioner McGuire - Miscellaneous (letters to Governor, Ag District letters, Executive Chamber Monthly Reports) 3
1989-2000 Monthly Calendars (Commissioners McGuire, Davidson, Rudgers), 1989-2000; Kosher Files, 1997 4
1993 Commissioner McGuire - Miscellaneous Correspondence & Meeting Files 5
1996-1997 Commissioner Davidson - Miscellaneous (USDA files, Dairy Compact Files, Correspondence) 6
1998 Commissioner Davidson - Correspondence Files, Miscellaneous Files 7

Accretion: 19647-98
1985 Correspondence A - Z (By name of recipient) 1
1986 Correspondence A - Z (By name of recipient) 2
1986 Subject Files (Alpha by subject) 3
1987 Subject Files (Alpha by subject) 4
1988 Correspondence A - Z (By name of recipient) 5