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Wayne Post
  • Gillibrand touring Finger Lakes today

  • U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is making several stops today across the Finger Lakes region that include the New York State Fair Grounds in Syracuse, Emerson Park Pavilion in Auburn, the Apple Shed in Newark, and Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park in Geneva.
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  • U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is making several stops today across the Finger Lakes region that include the New York State Fair Grounds in Syracuse, Emerson Park Pavilion in Auburn, the Apple Shed in Newark, and Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park in Geneva.
    In Auburn, Gillibrand is set to announce legislation to stop the spread of invasive species that are threatening the quality of New York's waterways. The legislation would replace current laws that Gillibrand says are ineffective in stopping injurious wildlife, such as Asian clam and Zebra and Quagga mussels.
    After touring the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park, Gillibrand, who is a member of President Barack Obama's Export Council, is expected to urge the U.S. Commerce Department to approve Ontario County's request to be certified in the Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) designation program. The designation would enable the county to grow existing industries while attracting new companies with import and export operations by offering incentives, such as duty exemption and reduced costs for assembling or manufacturing products in the region. Ontario County's application includes the entire 6- county region, Wayne, Seneca, Yates, Livingston and Steuben counties.
    After Gillibrand judges for the Beef Day Iron Chef Contest put on by the New York Beef Council at the fair, beginning at 10 a.m., she
    is to be at Emerson Park Pavilion, 6879 E. Lake Road, Auburn, at 11:45 a.m.
    At the Apple Shed, 3391 Fairville Maple Ridge Road in Newark, at 1:45 p.m. Gillibrand will push for passage of the Senate Farm Bill, which includes priorities to help specialty crops, expand markets for farmers, and increase the availability of nutritious locally-grown food for consumers. As a member of the President's Export Council, Senator Gillibrand will discuss ways to address trade inequities for wineries and announce new local funding for a program to help promote local agricultural products overseas.
    After touring the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park at 3 p.m., at 500 Technology Farm Drive, Geneva, Gillibrand, a member of President Obama's Export Council, will urge the U.S. Commerce Department to approve Ontario County's request to be certified in the Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) designation program, which would enable the county to grow existing industries while attracting new companies with import and export operations across the region through offering incentives, such as duty exemption and reduced costs for assembling or manufacturing products in the region.
    Ontario County's application includes the entire 6- county region, Wayne, Seneca, Yates, Livingston and Steuben counties.

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