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July 21, 2013

Farm briefs: July 21, 2013


FSA will mail ballots to eligible voters beginning Nov. 4. The voted ballots are due back to the local county office either via mail or in person by Dec. 2. Newly elected committee members and alternates take office Jan. 1, 2014.

Agriculture labor presentations offered at Farm Days

SENECA FALLS — The New York State Department of Labor operates the Agriculture Labor Program to assist farmers in achieving and maintaining compliance with state labor laws, and agriculture labor specialists Parker Filer and Laura Tramontana will offer daily presentations at the Aug. 6 to 8 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls.

The 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. presentations will address compliance issues with farm worker housing and how to use forms designed specifically to assist agricultural employers in meeting New York Wage Theft Prevention Act requirements.

The specialists will also be available at the 300-acre event that is the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeast to answer questions related to farm businesses and Department of Labor services. Find more information at

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